I really wanted to have some Mommy time with Damiano, and finally Santiago is weaned and Michele is perfectly capable of putting him to sleep on his own so yesterday Damiano and I took a train to Florence. We got there at dinnertime. Adults dinnertime. Damiano coped pretty well. We went to ZàZà at the […]


Posted by on Aug 25, 2010 in friends, globe-trotting | 2 Comments

Wiesbaden is lovely. We had an amazing getaway that exceeded all our expectations. Damiano and Santiago were happy to learn there were cars in Wiesbaden, too. oh, and a Lego store. Handy, because a little someone that could or could not be Santiago dunked the train engine in the bath water. The view of Wiesbaden […]

you can call me Mrs. Vengeance.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in art | 6 Comments

So, here’s the deal. Last year, when Santiago was just a few weeks old, my neighbour gave me a baby outfit for him. It was nothing special, really, but it came from a very expensive store in town. It was also too small (remember my 10 lb baby?) and it was a two piece. Baby’s […]

cayendome el veinte…

Posted by on Aug 13, 2010 in prattle | One Comment

On Wednesday I went to My University for a pre-enrollment advice session and as I prowled through the faculty corridors it finally struck me. I am a freshman. And I am going to fill, for the second time in my life after being a mother, my hours with shit I really dig. And right there […]


Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in images, my sons are smarter than me | 2 Comments

Damiano is down with a UFV (unidentified fucking virus) and here Santiago is trying to hug him, though not making things any better. Instead of taking him off his back, I decided to snap some pictures. They were too cute. Tomorrow marks one week of This Shit, but it’s getting slightly better since our doctor […]


Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 in prattle | 3 Comments

if you crawl on the long wavy grass…

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in prattle | No Comments

it will tickle your cheeks.

2 great summer salads.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in food | No Comments

I invented these last night. One is a variation on Katie’s watermelon feta salad, the other one is a pele-mele of things I had in the fridge. I served them with lamb chops, preceded by trofie al pesto and followed by creme brulees. Beluga lentils (which look amazing when uncooked, because they’re very black and […]

a busy weekend

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in images, my sons are smarter than me, prattle | 4 Comments

Our weekend was full of airplanes. And gliders. And helicopters. And the most amazing and awesome aerobatics. I’d never seen these live and wow it took my breath away. And the pilot is no other than my very own brother-in-law. How a cool is that? He also plays the piano and sings like the voice […]