Monthly Archives: May 2013

counting the days

There are seven more days of school, not counting today, and we are all looking forward to the end of the year. Like the Christmas holidays, this is always a very busy time of year. Between end-of-the-year plays and parties … Continue reading

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here we go again

It stopped pouring rain for a couple of days last week in the middle of an exceptionally wet May, and there was sun when the Giro d’Italia cyclists came through our region. I went on a short ride for charity … Continue reading

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feeling the distance

Mostly I like living in Italy and rarely, if ever, regret the major life choices that brought me and kept me here, but then, at six o’clock in the morning, I receive an email with a picture of my baby … Continue reading

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Yesterday I made my cycling debut. (I feel like there should be a smiley face after that first sentence.) The orthopedist had recommended cycling the few times I went to see him, and the physical therapist said it would be … Continue reading

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first days of summer

Yesterday was Labor Day in Italy and almost everything was closed, including schools and shops and businesses, but not our town pool, which picked the holiday to kick off the summer season. They opened the outdoor pools and water slides, … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, Separation anxiety, the neighborhood | 5 Comments