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L’arte d’arrangiarsi!

January 30, 2009

Two things you must do if you haven’t done so already…..read EAT PRAY LOVE…..and watch Babette’s Feast! Sandi, who keeps our St. Helena store running, gave me EAT PRAY LOVE for a going away present….I read it quickly and loved it…..and now I am reading the phase where she was in Italy again…slowly….and literally laughing [...]

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A Doctor in Florence

January 23, 2009

Hello! It’s been a crazy week since I last wrote….the good news is as I write today…..do I dare say…..again…..we are settled! The biggest issue was Emily’s adjustment…her first few days atschool were overwhelming….even for Emmy!  She would come home in adaze and just collapse into bed…..and then she got sick…..real bad cold and really [...]

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The Language Barrier

January 13, 2009

We have had a tiresome week so far….. the adjustment is proving difficult for Em…..she is fine with the school and has made friends easily but the language barrier is getting her down…as to be expected…it’s getting me down too! She is used to being a leader…..class clown….and so social….and now she is going to [...]

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Who Needs A Toaster?

January 11, 2009

we don’t have a toaster in our place so they other day I just fried bread in olive oil and the girls loved it……they love it with eggs in the morning…..we were out of eggs and our market was closed tonight so we went by a local restaurant to get some take out and asked [...]

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Everyone In School!

January 11, 2009

So…tomorrow I get left in the dust the girls are insisting on going it alone…..and Chris is on their side……so….they will leave at 7:15am….walk up to our local spot and buy their lunch….and then walk to their bus stop…..K will kick Emmy off the stop before she gets off and then Em will hike up [...]

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A Catholic School in Florence

January 9, 2009

Met with the Head Mother yesterday at the catholic school in Florence….she was actually very laid back…..she looked a bit like yoda and was in full dress with a cross that “50cent” et al would have died for! Emmy liked her…she was funny….”got it”…and the Mother said she didn’t know Emily but thought she probably [...]

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Settled in Florence in 10 Days!

January 9, 2009

Buongiorno! We have had an amazing week…so packed with events that it could have been book 1 of a series! Kaelin completed her first week at the International School and with a bit of coaching, mastered the bus system in Florence. She is sporting her new uniform and has been welcomed with open arms by [...]

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First Day Of International School In Italy

January 7, 2009

I am so tired that I wouldn’t do today justice if I explained it now…..but then again…I should give it a try. Alarm went off at 6am….that was after Chris woke me up about 4 times during the night to check the time because he was worried the alarm wouldn’t go off…Kaelin got right into [...]

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There Is No Sun In Tuscany Today

January 7, 2009

what a day….will write it all later but we are headed out to eat….haven’t had a moment to think today but the conclusions are much to celebrate….between school meetings, drop offs, pick ups, bus ride practices, rain, freezing cold, wet ugg boots and pants, and apt shopping….I am BEAT…..but I am VERY thankful….will fill you [...]

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Oil And Vinegar On Every Italian Table

January 5, 2009

Thank you so much for your emails supporting our journey to Italy. It was our largest response ever! I continue to receive emails every day….and they are so encouraging…and have really meant a lot as we have had crazy days since touching ground in Florence…it is quite an experience which I will write more about [...]

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