I'm having a GLORIOUS time! My mother is getting well! Just talked to her and she sounds like her old self--- she's gaining a bit of weight, she's keeping everyone there on their toes, and she's put in a request/command for some seriously arcane Italian perfume, which she's sure I'll be able to find in Paris, even though I think it has been discontinued. If it's gettable, I'll find it.
Casey Toussaint came for a couple of days, and as each day proved more perfect than the last, we extended her stay for a week! There is nothing like careening around France with another artist who just wants to draw and have fun! Check her blog in the next few days and see how different our takes are on all that we saw and rendered!