The loons woke us up at 6:30 this morning despite our late night last night. I'm feeling a little defeated by the lack of sleeping and immense degree of taking. But really, nothing new there. Sigh. I did start the day with a cappuccino and piece of torta della nonna, one of my all-time favorite Italian sweets and one I intend to master upon our return home. Think pastry, ricotta, pine nuts...ridiculously wonderful.Many hours later I am enjoying a brief respite at home without the kids who are, mercifully, with Poppy. A simple yet wonderful sandwich before finishing up the fava dip in anticipation of a picnic al fresco a bit later.