No, not the quadruple chocolate fudge kind, alas. The papal and/or royal kind. As in, “I beg your indulgence.”

It’s been rather a rigorous week at Casa Rubi, what with trying not to get a cold that has felled half of my students at the Ivy League Institution Where I Teach, and teaching said classes, and other assorted amusements. Who am I kidding? It’s been three kinds of hell.

To paraphrase Miss Trixie Delight of Paper Moon, “This lil’ ol’ baby needs to go lie down.” I’ll be back on Sunday with all kinds of fun, including the long-promised photo shoot of my new gray dress.

I do hope you’ll be here when I get back!