Olive Oil. It is used for everything in the kitchen. I love it. It makes everything taste better, and work better. When our meat slicer was a bit stiff, the chief just poured a little olive oil over the runners and it worked beautifully. The weather here has been searching for snow but apparently not able to pull it down yet. It has been cold most nights and rainy on occasion. Today, the Sabbath, greeted me with a smile of sunshine and blue sky. I look forward to snow, though. I miss it. Last year I went from summer to summer to summer and miss out on winter altogether. This year I hope to go up north toward Austria and the Alps to find snow. Snowboarding in Italy- this will be a brandnew experience for me. I am a bit jealous of myself!
I look forward to my dad and sister coming a few days. We will meet in Florence and then go on a road trip through the northern part of the country- La Spezia, Milano, Verona, Venezia, Bologna. These plans are quite likely to change though in the last minute. I do know this- it's going to be an adventure! I am excited to see them. I love road trips.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I have been in Forli for three weeks now and I love it here. The language is challenging but I'm catching on quickly. I am taking Italian lessons on Monday and Wednesday. The teacher doesn't know any English so it will force me learn Italian even quicker. I understand a lot more than I can speak so it is difficult during conversations because I can't always add my two cents. It teaches me patience and how to choose my words and think before I speak.