31 August 2007

On my own....a Firenze

I am now back in Firenze. It was hard leaving Elena and Piffi, very hard. Elena gave me a note with some money, saying thanks on how much I helped her. I almost started to cry in front of her but I saved that for when I walked around the property, Camporsevoli. Piffi drove me to the Chiusi station on the way(as usual) he told me stories. I thanked him whole-heartedly for the wine, (huge amounts of his wine)his stories, and his kindness.

"I have no words." He said with a great big smile. "All I'm going to say is come back soon and you are always welcome."

Ok, I am tearing up here.

When I was playing with Maria the first days I got back to the country, she likes to play this telephone game, she is always talking to either my mom or Addy. This time she handed the phone to me, I asked:

"Who is it?"
"Tua Mama."
"What is she saying?"
"Non vuole andare a Chicago."
"She doesn't want me to come back to Chicago? I have to stay with you forever?"
"Si!" She said with a smile.

And a few days before I left she was talking to my mom once again on her pretend phone:

"Puoi tornare a Chicago."
"My mom said I can come home?"
"Si." she said with a sad face.

I almost lost it right there. To change subjects of crying I grabbed the little monkey and kissed her all over, just how my Mom kisses me.

It doesn't seem like I'm leaving yet....it will hit me fast.

Last night everyone of my friends asked me about my departure. I said:

"I'm not discussing it."

a presto

19 August 2007

OFF to Campo

I am heading to the country once again.....I will be updating this blog upon my return.....

Buon Vacanza!!!

18 August 2007


Is it a good sign or bad sign if you get pooped on by a pigeon while riding your bike?

Let me know what you think.

17 August 2007

Back to Firenze

So after 3 weeks with the family in Bolgheri, I am back in my citta. It was a great 3 weeks, not too stressful. It was a vacation but their vacation, I understood this so I accepted my position. She thanked me whole -heartedly and kissed me goodbye yesterday as Guido drove me to Cecina to catch the train. As I was waiting for the train I was getting a bit sad cuz I know when I finally get back to Firenze at the end of the month I will be packing and getting ready to head back home. I have stopped telling people here I am leaving, if they ask what I am doing after the job, I tell them of course, but other than that, I keep my month shut.

I am happy to go home I miss the life there. I saw my niece walking around on my webcam yesterday and realized that I don't want to miss anything else in her life.

I am heading to Lunch with Simo my friend of almost 6 years. I will be back later and write more.

a presto

02 August 2007

Beachside...See ya at the Seaside

This morning I am off to the small town of Bolgheri to meet up with the fam. I am actually soooo excited to be on the beach. I miss the girls and am ready to get out of the Florentine heat.

So when I am gone for these 15 days or so, I will NOT, repeat WILL NOT have internet connection. When you hear from me again it will be most likely at the end of August. Well I hope all my friends and family have a great August, especially my godchild and niece whose FIRST Birthday is the 18th of August....I LOVE YOU MY ADDY!!!!! UN GRANDE BACIONE!!!!!

Ci vediamo on the flip side......