Today marks the end of the holidays in Italy as La Befana arrived last night. You don't know La Befana? Read more about her here in my post from last year at this time.
As always, I'm sad to have to take down all the Christmas decorations; the house just feels a bit more empty, a bit more somber.
I suppose that's not such a bad thing as it's time to get down to the business of starting this new year and focus is always a good thing.
Friends, I *have* been focusing. Although it is the Italian tradition to return to work tomorrow, I've been quite busy the past few days--and perhaps that's making you feel a bit neglected here.
One of the main things I've been working on, though, is a brand new look and home for this here blog, and I think you're going to like what I've come up with.
But you'll have to wait just a bit longer. In the meantime I've had tons of positive energy from the blogosphere to keep me going, and I'll tell you all about it soon.
Tomorrow, though, I have the honor of kicking off the MotherTalk 15-Blog Tour of Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin. You don't want to miss it--or this book.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!