State of mind has so much to do with it, not to mention schedules, energy level, etc. In reality it looks as though I took the whole Christmas season off. Not so. First there was Thanksgiving and all the prep that goes with that, when at some point during that gratitude weekend, we are blessed with the presence of the whole family all together in one place at one time. Some of you have seen the staircase photo before, but here it is again updated: This was on our MIT day, "Maggie's Institute of Tortellini", named for my mother. We usually make the tortellini for everyone's Christmas dinner. But those who fly in are unable to take them with them, and so, in order that all may share in the "work of their hands", we had tortellini and Pizza in our home the day after Thanksgiving and following our tortellini workshop.
|The Gile Grands|
|Catherine, Andrew, and Matthew|
One can never have too many blessings!