Sorry it's taken me so long to get back here. I can't promise it won't happen again, but I have missed being here.As always, so much going on, we've had adorable little chicks hatching, but they sure do stink up the joint! They're a lot of work but very enjoyable. Princess Leia/Senor went to be with her new husband since she turned out to be a girl and laid two eggs. She has been replaced by Frankie, a beautiful, singing canary.
I've spent a lot of time having all kinds of medical tests for the issues with Lyme disease. I'm back on antibiotics. I really like my new rheumatologist, Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley. She's really a blessing and I feel like she'll be able to help me. Isabella was here again for a week. She's my big helper with the chickens and the bunnies. When I took her home, it was the night for Gabriel and Jonah's Spring Program. I loved it. I got to see Krista and Josie also. We all had dinner together and Josie was very concerned about Isabella getting the correct beverage. She made it her job to keep the server on his toes. She'll be in upper management for sure. I predict Isabella will have a very bright future as an artist. Seriously, this child uses color and pattern in a way I've never seen. I know I sound like a doting grandmother, but honestly, she's got something special. I should mention here that I realize that my punctuation is all wrong, but if I make indentations, paragraphs or spaces, those weird "A" things show up. But the PITA part is that it doesn't happen until I'm finished and I publish the post.Mike Selverian turned 50 years old. Happy, happy birthday Mike! We love you. My Mother's Day was awesome. Jay Sr. and I went to the Italian Market and got Italian meats and cheeses, olives and tomatoes. We already had some special olive oil from Le Virtue, when we had dinner there a couple of weeks previous. Modi sent the bread, the prosecco and wine made it complete. We sat around the table and ate and talked for a few hours while we listened to Julius LaRosa, Frank, Dean and Louis Prima, then watched a movie. After that Jay Jr. made a delicious dinner of spaghetti and "gravy", seasoned with pork jowls. Very relaxing, just the way I wanted it.I sold a few paintings last week, which is always a shot in the arm. Thank you to my buyers. We had the first of our big chef's dinners on the 27th of April. There were several chefs preparing all kinds of rabbit, chicken and venison dishes. Jay Jr. did most of the sides and everyone else brought wine or desserts. Modi (sp?) made the bread. Oh man, what a fabulous kick off to the season. I can't wait for the next one. Penny, Cine and I had dinner at Georges' last week. We closed the place as usual. The food was wonderful. Jay had his student's recital yesterday, which is always a treat. We went to Maia in Villanova after. It was very good. He has to have both knees replaced and the date has been set for early next month. We've been watching movies on the weekends when we get a chance. "No Country for Old Men" left me with the need to see Javier Bardem in every movie he's ever been in. I'm so fascinated with his diversity as an actor. It's not a physical attraction, I just can't get over how he can play so many extremely, opposite parts, so well. It was Asser's birthday on April 30th. Happy birthday with our love, handsome!
The "painting di giorno" or my painting of the day, is of the lovely, dark brown eggs that my black Penedesenca hen has been laying. She is the most difficult chicken I have ever owned. She just wants to be wild. After a month, I gave her the option to free-range with the rest of the flock. She decided to roam away all by herself to the neighbor's house...of course it's the only neighbor that would complain, so I had to go round her up and chase her home through a field of brambles and poison oak. She's lucky I love to paint her eggs.
"Penedesenca Eggs and Egg Cup", oil on gessobord, 6"x6", $50., framed.SOLD
I finished putting my garden in tonight, so I'll be back tomorrow.