Saturday, May 22, 2004

Where I've been

Hello! Remember me? It's Corrie, the long lost blogger. Sorry it's been so long since my last entry. (Each of my infrequent paragraphs seem to begin this way...for shame!)

So where have I been? The truth isn't very interesting (work, work, work), so I'd rather make something up...I snuck into Italia for Jackie's marital strawberry shortcake. I surprised my mom on the Brazilian beach in Bahia. I was kidnapped by gypsies on my walk home from work and have been learning to play the violin by the light of the stars and a crackling fire. I grew feathered wings and flew back in time for lunch with Romulus and Remus.

Nope, none of it's true - just fun to dream about.

Jackie - so happy you and Antonello had a great time in Venezia!


Tuesday, May 18, 2004

A little of the Lunetta di Miele...

This past week has been busy and hectic, with a wonderful little break of two days in Venice somehow elbowed in between. I have spent countless hours in long lines for purposes of immigration, and it's been disheartening at best. But slowly the process of living here moves forward, even if it has its bumps along the way. I will get a permit to stay--we finished the registration yesterday--and after that, hopefully residency. But I am trying to take things one step at a time. It's hard: I'm not the patient type.

Once we arrived in Venice, though, those thoughts of tedious paperwork and endless waiting zoomed out the window, and we were in a sunny day paradise with boats passing by. Each time I visit Venice I love it even more, and I'm slowly getting past the fact that I'm not the only one--that Venice is a tourist mecca, and anything I think I'm seeing with fresh, new eyes has been doted on and commented about numerous times before, by everyone from the tank-topped visiting American to Henry James. But none-the-less, Antonello made our way to Venice's "lesser-known areas," and even those are dotted with plenty of visitors. Venice is worth it anyway, though, and I will buy Murano glass beads and Venice carnival masks every time I return, just because it's Venice, La Serenissima.

Anyway, I'll post more about our little honeymoon later, when I have a little more free time on my hands!

Thank you mom and Corrie for the packages!! They made my day.