I am so exited. I downloaded sections of Mozart's Requiem mass from i-tunes for FREEEEEE!!! It is so dark and wonderful and full of pomp. I am loving listening to it with Haloween and All Soul's day right around the bend. Man, I really hope I get to go to a funeral with trumpets, drums and EVERYONE wearing black someday. I like it when the mourning is really out in the open like that. I'd probably be a huge fan of those professional mourners if they were still around.
Sorry if that's a little too morbid for everyone .
On a lighter note Angelica had her fifth birthday today and was delighted with her new wellies, Italian sticker books from Nonna, and finger puppet theatre from her Oma. I am kicking myself because we got pictures of Angelica opening her presents but the most photoworthy moment of the day was Zita in her rainboots and underwear covered in chocolate cake batter licking the cake spoon was missed. Oh well I can't run around with the camera all day. Digital cameras are a rather cruel thing to give to mothers of small children anyway. Rather like catnip. . . . .
Angelica is REALLY into the "Little House" series of books right now and we have just started into the second book. reading a chapter or two before bed at night Quite frequently now her fantasy involves her being Laura and ZIta, baby Carrie. I of course am Ma, Ben, Pa, and Pia is Black Susan, which she is usually less than enthusiastic about.
Well, time for my tea.