I live in Oregon, in the great Pacific Northwest where it is definitely spring. Daffodils, tulips, trees in bloom: All of that and more. I am a copy editor for a local newspaper and I enjoy writing. I have done a couple of stories and hope to do more. Two years in a row I have finished Nanowrimo, the online 50,000 word count during the month of November. Starting April 1 I will begin a series of altered book diaries: one book each month for a year. Wish me luck as I work at these diaries and see what I discover about myself. Hoping to go to Italy in 2007. Now that would bring me some good diary entries. So long for now. Hope to hear from others who have visited Italy or live in Italy.