I touched Juliet and then bought a romantic dress in Verona. It was lovely.
7 January 2015
Big changes coming in the next month. Let the countdown begin! 37 days and counting
6 December 2014
Okay.. Ready to go home now.
Another day trip to Modena. 'Twas cold.
I'm stuffed, it's cold, and I can't stop yawning. I don't want to walk back to the car; I want to nap.
3 December 2014
Actually braved the dreary rainy weather and grabbed a coffee with my cool new friend from Spain. Life is good.
30 November 2014
Having thanksgiving two weekends in a row is wonderful. Someone brought the French onions for the green beans, and I don't think I've ever been so excited about a casserole.
20 November 2014
Today's as I am feeling sick, I miss my bed, my mother, the couch upstairs, my endless supply of comfy clothes, dinosaur oatmeal, and cupcake wars. I would love to sleep all day, but there is a Raphael to be played with, grocery shopping to be done, dinner to make, and a thanksgiving dinner to start.. Send healthy thoughts
13 November 2014
I've lost count of the number of times that we've sung Old McDonald today.
8 November 2014
Everyone wants my recipe. I think tonight was a success. The TexMex scores again!
Going to attempt to make Tex Mex tonight and they have never heard of cilantro... Wish me luck.
31 October 2014
It's Halloween and I'm on my way to Croatia for the weekend. I won't be dressing up, but I think I'm okay with that. :) Happy Halloween!
26 October 2014
My Sundays in a nutshell.
25 October 2014
It took me a month, but I finally found the music store.
23 October 2014
I just really want dinosaur oatmeal or poptarts for breakfast.
21 October 2014
Sven goes to dog school because he's a jerk, so Raphael and I get to feed the goat.
19 October 2014
Saw Virgil, Rigoletto, and another beautiful church in Mantua today.
From the wonderful people who brought you Kinder chocolate, I present to you Pocket Coffee. Who needs 5 hour energy when you have pocket coffee? Actual espresso inside every piece.
18 October 2014
Since moving here I've developed a serious chocolate problem. Side note: I finally found Dr. Pepper!!
We took a quick trip to Modena today. Everyone one on the streets looked like they had walked out of a magazine. How?
17 October 2014
3 more hours and I'm home free for the weekend. Maybe I'll be brave and grab a coffee in the square later. :)
14 October 2014
Raphael dropped an arm full of leggos and yelled, "uh oh spaghetti o's". He also now says "oh dear" and can sing the Railroad song and Home on the Range. I feel accomplished.
This is only the millionth time we've had to build a house for the teddy bear. Those silly pirates keep knocking it down.
What's this?! Did I finally fix my almost mullet?? Seriously though, that lady was the best and she didn't speak a word of English. I can't wait to go again and have a chat when my Italian improves. I'm starting to love haircuts. (Ps that's the family dog. His name is Sven and he likes to chew up everything)
13 October 2014
I am officially up to date on the hottest Italian toddler shows, and I can sing all of the theme songs. Thank you Raphael.
10 October 2014
Made mashed taters and gravy with chicken for dinner. It was a smash hit.
Need a haircut ASAP
8 October 2014
I convinced myself that I needed sweaters for fall, and besides, retail therapy was much needed today. #earnedit
This little guy came in the mail to move in with me and he brought a cool shirt. (Thank you Evan!)
1 October 2014
Fall exists in Italy and it's beautiful. Today, It rained all day, and I couldn't be happier.
I don't know why everyone kept staring. It's just a Lamborghini umbrella. No big.
30 September 2014
I organized the tea stuff. It was the greatest accomplishment of the day. I mean, I guess I also got into the upper level Italian language course, but honestly, how could anything be more important than tea?
29 September 2014
UPDATE: It's a stink bug.. I've put an apple on the ledge outside my window, but it won't leave. Leave me alone bug.
This was the original bug post
28 September 2014
Taco night! It exists
27 September 2014
Making birthday cakes :)
25 September 2014
Oatmeal raisin pancakes were definitely worth waking up for. I'm super.
24 September 2014
Raphael has been coughing since yesterday and acts tired all the time, and now I feel dizzy and hot. Preschools are wonderful.
23 September 2014
I made strudel.
Woke up at 6:30 today. Then I made breakfast, got Raphael ready, took him to school, did the dishes, hung up the laundry, walked the dog, played with Raphael for 6 hours, and now, during my break, I have to walk the dog again, make dinner, and finish homework. Thank you Nono. 😒
Going on another Beautiful Walk
Not all hope is lost.
I wish I had Tabasco sauce for my eggs in a basket and sausage.