Last week, Carlo, Valentina & I took the train and headed to Milan. This visit wasn't for pleasure.. it was more for business. The business of making my VJ legal... that is. Contrary to popular beliefs..... just because your parent is American and your born outside of the U.S. doesn't automatically make you a citizen. … Continue reading One proud Mamma!
Being a first time mother has really been difficult.... because I haven't been able to blog! I thought I'd have some time on my hands when the baby is sleeping but it turns out... that's not true. I'm trying just to maintain the housework or take a shower while she sleeps... when she actually does … Continue reading Adventures in Health Care: The Hospital Stay
August in Italy is probably one of the best times to visit.... or could be one of the worst times to visit! Your choice! Every August, Italians look forward to the time when they are closed for one, two, three OR four weeks and head out to the beaches or mountains. It's Ferie! Carlo's company … Continue reading CLOSED for Ferie!
One of the best things about living in a large city is that there is always something to do. You just have to know where to look. Every couple of months, I go to the Visitor Info-point on Via Garibaldi and grab lots of booklets/pamphlets to find out what’s going on in Torino. Last week, … Continue reading Mercato Extravaganza
Yesterday, Carlo and I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of our friends Fabio and Mary. Since I took 161, I narrowed it down to 50 that I'll post. It was my first Italian wedding and it was exactly what Carlo said it would be. I definitely was not disappointed... or bored! Parrocchia San … Continue reading Weddings: Italian Style
Yesterday, Carlo took the day off so that we could run some errands. First on the list.... The Questura (Police Headquarters) I really don't enjoy going to the Questura. One reason is because it's not in the best area of town but mainly because it's takes all day. First you have to get there really … Continue reading Halfway to Citizenship!
Sunday, January 4th, 2009 I guess when you go to bed at 8:30pm, you might not sleep as much as you want. My brother responded to a text I had sent earlier in the day (sent at 3pmish Italy time) at 12:30am. Carlo hears it, then can't go back to sleep. Apparently, he tossed and … Continue reading Time Adjustment