Well, April went by in the blink of an eye.  It was a bit of a crazy month with Jeff gone for four weeks (mid-March to mid-April), my mom and Fred here for two weeks and all of the daily and weekly activities of our family.  

The weather has shifted and the kids have had several days off of school due to Italian holidays and elections.  It feels as if we've started a slow, yet steady, shift toward summer.   I think we're all ready for slower days spent at the river or the pool.  

These shifts are good.  Natural.  I'm ready.