I LOVE ITALY!
When I get bigger…. (Have you read Mercer Mayer???)
Yes! When I get bigger, I shall have a THIRD HOUSE in Italy! Yep! And in Schio if they can tolerate me and my “I AM SO SORRY I CAN’T UNDERSTAND….” and my “IT’S BEAUTIFUL(s)!”
We have been having a blast! One of my other favorite things that I have done today (ok, one of the 155 things I have LOVED today)…was go to an Italian Grocery Store.
Today, we were looking for hairspray (Kids remember our Egg Nog Hunts? Well, that AIN’T NOTHIN!). FYI–I MUST have hairspray or I look like Lacie, our Yorkie, after 2 weeks without a bath. Yep! AND, I am in these pics–note that tomorrow, I SHALL have “Italian Hairspray” in my hair. Yep! Came half-way around the world to get Italian Hairspray. All I can say is that Southern girls do not let their big-hair reputation die just because they are sleep deprived and half-way around the world! 🙂
Back to the “Hairspray Hunt” in Schio….
We snagged some time between “Sighting in” and the dinner social to hunt for hairspray. Yep! I know it is a “deep cause” when there are castles awaiting my “Bucket List” check-off. However, I was really struggling with the “hair thing” by mid-afternoon. The really cool thing was that since we DON’T understand the language or signs, we happened to find an organic grocery store–the only one in the area–see another perk for NOT speaking the language anyone? 🙂
It was bliss!
Imagine your great love for Italian food on steriods!
There was an entire aisle of just really cool pastas. Another with cheese. Another with adorable cookies in every size, taste, and purpose imaginable!
And, go back to the aisle of pasta–like I did 7 times. Yep! You guessed right! I HAD to get some. But, listen to my reason–I bought the cutest little baby pastas for Joshua! (Yep! Joshua, YOU get the first souvenir!) They are about a 14 font pasta with the alphabet shape–now, how CUTE is that?
Yes, all of you homeschool moms will GET why this made me blissfully excited–is this another of my “You KNOW you are a homeschool mom forever when….You travel half-way around the world and buy pasta, which you WILL have to get through customs and lug through three airports to get back to your grandbaby, BECAUSE it was adorable pasta in alphabet shapes.” Yes! THAT IS ME! The REAL me!
And…what is MORE….
I AM (Lord willing) going back to grab olives and Balsamic Vinegar and MORE of those amazing cookies that are the absolute best in the world! Yep! When some people think of shopping in Italy, they immediately think of the designer jewelry, sunglasses, clothes, perfume and pretties. Then–I get to Italy…..
This is TOO MUCH FUN! 🙂
More later! The bed is calling me to sleep! Ciao!
With all my love,
Cindy…who is having too much fun in Italy! 🙂