many, many hugs to you for the prayers. our friend's memorial service was last night & it was a beautiful celebration of her life, washed in many tears & wrapped in many hugs. this part of life is for me the hardest & yet i still look toward it with awe. may she rest in peace & may her family find peace & much comfort in these days.
time for a pick-me-up here at piacere! jackie...do you see a trend? it takes me nearly a full month to graciously accept my awards! please tell The Fixer that this is my very favorite bloggy award ever~~...i only hope that i am able to live up to it! at the very least i'll try.
& finally...with each tick of the clock this week the excitement is building! D. is mostly just shaking his head at my high energy flurry of pre-trip activity. really it is a very good thing that we did spring cleaning during lent, or else i would be at it again. i tend to channel my uber-energy in to things like that...no closet or drawer is safe around me right now! is my backpack packed?? well, not quite but all its contents are obediently lined up & ready. D. has received his final laundry call for packing. my trip notes are organized. passports stand ready.
venezia e roma...here we come!!