I thought I should start this post with the words my girls get EVERYWHERE they go.
Things just move slower here. Which is a change I needed. But at the same time, my efficiency loving heart is having a big wake up call. Slow down. Be patient.
Every day from 12:30 ish-3:30 ish is riposo
Here it's pretty common to have to go places many times to get something done. Or to go somewhere over and over to get something done and then the last time you are there they tell you they can't even do that thing for you.
The other night we got locked in a mall. Like for real. Went to eat at a good restaurant in the mall. The mall was closed so we had to do Mc Donald's instead. Yes. In a country where we are surrounded by the most beautiful, most fresh food…we had McDonalds.
Because everything else was closed. Bahahaaha!
Lights started going off, gates down over exits. All escalators were stopped. None of this with any sort of announcement.
We had to exit out of what was pretty much a large fire escape.
Italy…I love you. You can be infuriating and I can see that we are going to butt heads on many occasions. But I'm learning to slow down and appreciate you.
Learning to take in the view and forgive the incompetency. These next three years are going to be an interesting dance, il mio amico.
Oh- on a decidedly non-Italian front…many of you have asked about MME. My savvy blog readers have noticed that the person posting for MME on Facebook is not me and y'all are asking if I am still with them.
MME decided to hire someone new for FB and Twitter,Pinterest,Instagram, etc. I'm still doing the blog for now.
Thank you so much for asking and caring. And thank you to all of you for your encouraging words, comments, tweets, and emails. Each of them mean the world to me when I am feeling very far away and lonely.