Back in the U.S.A.!

Yes, I’m HERE! In the States! I had a fabulous transatlantic flight yesterday (read: no major turbulence! 🙂 ) and was hugging and kissing my parents by 10:30 PM last night. By then, I’d been up almost 20 hours. I did get some shut-eye on the plane, but I spent most of my time watching movies. As usual. By the way, I skipped the ones that I’ll be sure to watch with Stefano, like the Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter one (huh?)…

Anyway, the first movie turned out to be one of THE worst I’d ever seen in my life (I finally fast-forwarded it to see the ending and be done with it): “Two days in New York.” I think Chris Rock is rather funny, but no, not in this movie. Then I watched “Hope Springs,” with Tommy Lee Jones and fabbbbulous Meryl Streep (my favorite U.S. actress). Okay, so it’s predictable blablabla, but I really enjoyed it (and was glad that my marriage isn’t anything like that!)…Great performances by these two excellent actors. Thumbs up, in my book. Finally, I watched “The odd life of Timothy Greene,” with Jennifer Garner. Unexpectedly good. So, another thumbs up…

Okay, fast forward to Cape Cod. Mom, Dad and I stayed up chatting for a while, then I took a shower (to get rid of all those nasty plane germs, yuckkkk! As usual, I had people coughing and sneezing all around me…one woman sitting in front of me, in particular…I really tried NOT to breathe, but that’s a bit hard to do for EIGHT HOURS in a row… 😉 ) and went to bed. I slept like a log until 6 AM…then I woke up, a bit confused (jet lag can do that to ya), thinking that I had to go downstairs and feed the cats. Oh wait, Margaret, there aren’t any cats here! My parents, who are huge cat lovers, haven’t had a cat since our 17-year-old Micia (our beloved Italian kitty who traveled with us across the Atlantic as a very young gal!) died several years ago.

Well, today I have heaps of things to do, the most important of which is to go get a Xmas tree and set it up! Soooo, ciao! 🙂


  1. Hi Margaret,
    Enjoy your time with your family! I’m newly diagnosed and enjoy reading your blog. I adore Italy and love the idea of moving there but alas all my family is here, including the husband. So I live in Italy vicariously through you!

    Merry Christmas!
    Kate V.

  2. And take some homeopathic OSCILLO to give your immune system a boost so it won’t let those germs get a foothold…. only if you start to sneeze and feel ‘germs.’

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