|Above the Alps|
When I got back to California, I was so happy to see my family again! They descended on me as soon as I was past customs (the Kinder-Egg is home!). I was welcomed with hugs and chocolate and roses, it being Valentine's Day and all. I had managed my sleep so that jet lag was not a problem... but the culture shock was intense and disorienting.
|The toilet paper aisle at Walmart|
I saw my normal life, as one does after an international experience, with new eyes. But after so many nights socializing in other worlds, my wonderful life as a consumer of entertainment felt detached. On my list of urgent items: catching up on Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Parks & Rec, and The Daily Show.
|I drink wine with my mac & cheese lunch now. |
(Here's to Jenny!)
|My last bite of Italian chocolate|
Et voilá. (I know. That's French.)
|Back on my own path|
|Italian mamas |
picking up bambini
in the rain
Moving forward and moving on, I will drink wine with meals, order order artichoke hearts and zucchini on my pizza, and keep learning new modi di parlare. But today I have come to the end of this blog. Until Kristen and Jenny try again.. Arrivederci! And multi bacio.
Thank you for reading along on this mindblowing trip. Especially you, Jenny. xoxoxo
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