Ciao a tutti!

I just wanted to drop in and say that I am not done writing here. I know I’ve been gone forever, but life went crazy, as it does.

In the past 3 months I have hosted two visiting grandmothers, traveled South for a week to take an intensive stained glass course, and opened my home to a family in need. I have gone from caveman to conversational in Italian. I’ve braved seasonal depression, helped a middle schooler develop good habits and pass (like a boss) the first part of a cripplingly busy seventh grade year. I have battled a dental catastrophe and somersaulted down my front steps. I’ve also grown up quite a bit and gained some much-needed self-confidence.

I’ve been working on the next installment of my Mayflower story. It’s not an easy tale to tell. It’s still painful.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and how I want to present myself/us. I’ve always kept us at arm’s length, anonymous. The internet can be a scary place and I have never liked the thought of putting out too much information. I’m going to relax my policy some and see how it feels. I can’t only write about Italy. It’s not enough for me. It feels hollow. So I’m working on expanding and adding a more human side.

I can’t make guarantees for a post schedule but I’m working on it. Thank you for coming around, despite my absence.

Happy New Year, buona festa, e tanti auguri.

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