Category Archives: birthday

One down, 51 more to go

Dario's birthday cake

And what a great first week it was being that we celebrated MotH’s birthday over the Epiphany weekend. I’ll have to get back to that cake in another post because it was that good, but as the first post of the year, I’m taking it easy.

January 6th 2018

During his time off from work, it was enough for me that MotH made freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit salad, and toast every morning. But birthdays are good excuses for going out and having oversized coffees and pistachio and chocolate brioche pastries.

Weatherwise, the first day of the year itself was pretty ominous – tempo da lupi as we say (which literally translates to wolve’s weather aka really fugly conditions) – and looked like it was going to stay that way for the rest of the day.

First sunset of the year

But by day’s end it cleared up to this beautiful sunset while the rest of Lecco lay hidden in a blanket of clouds. The forecast says to expect another bout of freezing weather which hopefully will include some snow.


Happy 12th Birthday Maddie

So NOT liking that musical candle one bit. Each time I tried to slide the food bowl next to her, she scooted backwards and gave me a look that said “I absolutely refuse!”

These days our sweet girl is beginning to feel her age which makes me a little sad, but despite the weakening eyesight, arthritis, and deafness (selective hearing, I’m sure), she’s still the sweetest and friendliest little dog you could want to meet. We are so lucky to have her in our lives.

Not liking that musical candle at all