Hanging out

I don’t have any interesting news to blog about these days…just family reunion stuff. My sister was here when my parents and I arrived from Italy last Wednesday, and my niece arrived two days ago from Arizona, where she and my sister live, so yesterday we all got together for the first time in years. Lots of laughing, horsing around and teasing, as though we had never been apart. 

I also got clobbered twice at Scrabble, as expected, but I didn’t do as badly as I thought I would…in fact, at one point I was ahead (my niece was very upset, hehe)…but then she came up with a 7-letter word. Eh! She and my sister know all the cute Scrabble tricks, I still have to learn…

I am staying at my parents’ house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape, as we call it, is a lovely peninsula about an hour and a half’s drive south of Boston. I was born on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Cape Cod. As I think I have mentioned here before, when I was six years old my parents moved to Florence, Italy, where I grew up (I went through the Italian public school system, including a couple of years at the University of Florence).

Anyway, when I was in my early 20s, I returned to the U.S. and went to college in Cambridge, MA. And I lived and worked in Boston after graduating. So I have strong ties to this area and know it well. Very pretty here at this time of year. I will be taking photos but not publishing them (probably!) until I return to Italy two weeks from now, because I don’t know how to upload photos onto my mother’s computer, a Mac, and, quite frankly, I don’t want to waste my precious time here learning how to do that.

So these are lazy days, spent visiting with my family, watching U.S. television, reading and going shopping (clothes are sooo cheap here compared to Italy!). And today I want to go take a walk on the beach…the Cape has some really stunning beaches. And myeloma? Forgotten, except when I check my blog. Mmmh, sometimes it’s nice to be forgetful…!


  1. Hehe, I have to explain Beth’s comment…we spoke by phone on Sunday, and I convinced her that I was going to vote for McCain/Palin…that’s the “hoax” to which she is referring. Of course, I was totally JOKING…!!! No, for me, the only possible choice in this election is OBAMA!
    Anyway, we had a good laugh over that…

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