Oh yes. Sonja's behavior towards you was not tolerable at all at Nutcracker rehearsals. Of course you must know that I am always on your side as you are my dearest friend. I shall tell you a secret! I even feel that you are more dear to me than even some members of my own family! For I cannot confide in them as I do you! Nor do I feel like any of them understands my feelings as you do, dearest!
Oh! Do tell me all about this Senor Caravaggio! You must describe his appearance in great detail. To be sure, you must have been in such a flutter upon his arrival! All the way from Italy? However did you find the courage to speak to him?
Oh Teresa dear, you must become a close companion of his and then he may take you to visit Italy!
Would that not be an absolute dream? I cannot believe that Elizabeth was dining in the bathroom and he walked in! And for her to call him "boy!" I absolutely shudder at the thought! What if she has ruined your chance of going to Italy? I shall never forgive her if that is the case, rest assured. William was not disappointed that you did not give him chocolate for Christmas as he received some from Nancy. William has been studying Latin with Pierre le Fox everyday. At first it was quite a magnificent occasion to have Pierre visit our humble home on a regular basis, but I was soon disappointed to find him just as obnoxious and boring as William. It is so dull. Boys! They are so unfeeling. I have not started a dress for myself, but mother is working on a lovely evening gown for me. It has fabric with delicate pink flowers, and an underskirt of ivory silk.
I really must make a new ballgown for the Easter ball though! What would your new tea dress look like? How are your dolls?
All the love in the world,