Monthly Archives: February 2012

under the surface

I am taking swimming lessons, actual swimming lessons. I am learning how to swim. I have always known, since I can remember, how to float and get around in the water, but without being able to get around gracefully or … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, the year of seeing | 4 Comments

is there an arborist among us?

Is this a plane tree or a sycamore? I do my best to walk by it every day – for obvious reasons, just look at it! – and I wish I knew its name.

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the carpenter’s father

The carpenter said he’d do my kitchen shelves after February 20th, so I started calling him again this week. Once on Monday, once today, and both times I got his father. “He’s not here, Signorina,” his father said on Monday. … Continue reading

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stronger than i thought

The boys recovered and were able to attend the Carnival party at school. Three went as Buzz Lightyear, just like last year. Six went as a ninja. And I did not get sick! (Burning the candle at both ends sure … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, running | 9 Comments

day five. and counting.

Yes, we are still home. Three has no desire ever to return to school again. Why go back when you can watch “The Lion King” and “Cars 2” every single day while munching on bread and jam? Never mind the … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, The boys, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

pet love this valentine’s day

We are still home sick. A friend asked me if I was playing nurse but I think I am more like their personal servant, fetching things for them all day (and all night) long. “Cindarellllllllllaaaaaaaa!” So yeah, I am about … Continue reading

Posted in Lou, The boys | 3 Comments

a willing prisoner

We’ve been housebound for a few days. We had already planned a quiet weekend and then Six reported he wasn’t feeling very well Saturday morning. We took his temperature and sure enough, he could be declared officially sick. Three started … Continue reading

Posted in la domenica, The boys | 3 Comments