I have been so preoccupied with editing my book and getting the word out that I sort of slacked off on posting anything about Italy, and frankly doing much of anything else. So today I worked outside a little in the garden, getting rid of the weeds in order to prepare the soil to plant next month. October is a good time to plant when you live in Florida. The activity was short-lived since I stepped into an ant hill. Thank God for aloe plants and hydrocortisone cream!