i had a wonderful day today with philippe, back from spain for a break. we went to bob's in sonoma, and it was beautiful up there. last week, i had that awful flu, and it was flooding, so even though jeff, amber, gretchen and ted met me up there, it was miserable. i came home shivering and sopping wet, and had to beg for a ride home. then, i spent new year's eve day making four hundred and twenty tortellini.

anyway, it was sunny and lovely, today, and i was so happy just to have phil there with me. we walked up the hill, so much farther than i have ever gone. and bob and charlene gave me a beautiful bag of chanterelles they collected. they were the most amazing, meaty, bright chanterelles i have ever seen. lovely.