February, the little month that keeps on giving.  We had a jam-packed few days as my brother and his wife from Maine came for a 3 day visit.    Their family and community commitments rarely leave time for a sleep over, doubling  the three-hour drive to six and making for a very long day.   But the stars and planets were lining up for this visit and when that happens you can’t ignore celestial signs.  So an impromptu party weekend ensued with lots of champagne, food, and family stories flowing.  It was;  in a word ….fun.  But the best surprise was the gift they brought, my old painting pal is showing me up and I love it.  EK I can’t wait for our next painting adventure.  Love ya.