Monthly Archives: May 2012

when the earth shakes

We have been having earthquakes in Northern Italy. Normally an earthquake doesn’t shake me up too much; living in California will toughen one up that way. Thunder and lightning frighten me more. But when they are long and keep coming, … Continue reading

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at long last

For those of you who thought this day would never come, I bring you: my shelves. I never gave up hope. And Alberto eventually came through. Now I need to think about replacing that lone light bulb, currently taped to … Continue reading

Posted in casa dolce casa, la domenica | Tagged | 9 Comments

still waiting on that carpenter

No lie. We speak at least once a week and yet. I still have no kitchen shelves. We’re practically best friends now that I’ve finally figured out what time of day is best to call if I want to get … Continue reading

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more than penitence

An earthquake woke the cat and me up in the earliest hours of Sunday morning. It was a long, rolling one, and on the attic floor of an old building that shakes when a truck passes in the street four … Continue reading

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big night for little boys

The Mille Miglia rally went down our street last night. After dinner we went downstairs to watch the first Ferraris zoom by. And later, we fell asleep to the lull of roaring engines as the cars kept coming late into … Continue reading

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pretty little things

With spring comes the desire to fix up this cozy little apartment. The domestic nester in me comes out of hibernation. I stumbled across this little shop on Etsy not very long ago. Veronica makes and sells ceramics from Pietrasanta … Continue reading

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you win some, you lose some

I signed up for the Como half marathon last month right after the Brenta one because these things, they are like drugs. They leave me kind of tired, but totally high. I was only going to do the Verona one, … Continue reading

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