Friday, June 8, 2012

A Few Thoughts From Tuscany

I've been in Italy for about 3 weeks now. I'm staying and working for the family I nanny for in a villa near Lucca. I haven't been able to post anything here (Italian wifi) so I thought I would do a rambling post of my thoughts. Here it goes:

Not only have I driven a bunch here in Italy, but I've been driving a stick shift. I am more proud of myself than I have any right to be.

I can get used to three hours of daily housekeeping. Fast.

The walls of giant Tuscan villas are about 3 feet thick.

A guy with a weed eater is cleaning up the olive grove outside my bedroom. At 9pm. He does this several times a week.

I can confirm that the Leaning Tower of Pisa does, indeed, lean. Walking up it is dizzying.

Tuscan sunsets are unlike any other.

A four leaf clover in Italian is "Il Quadrifoglio". It's my new favorite word.

Gelato is like crack.

Today is The Boyfriend's birthday. I miss him so much and wish I could celebrate with him.

I will be sure to post pics once I'm back in the US in about a week. Arrivederci for now.