It has been a long while since I have posted. A long, long while. In short, I have no home internet connectivity here in Rome. This is key in crafting my blog posts and can be so frustrating. We have been without service for over three weeks. Not to mention, it has been at least 95 degrees. I am in the fifth circle of Dante’s Inferno.
But, I digress, instead I am sharing images from a recent trip back to the States. Which was odd. At that point, in early July, I had mixed emotions about our return. Yes, I wanted to see my family, but we have been so unsettled. There was a part of me that wanted to be in a better state of mind before we saw our friends. We had just gotten our apartment, had spent a few nights in it, on Ikea furniture, and were uncertain as to when our US items would arrive. In fact, the last six months have been an entire bit of uncertainty. As an adult you think, “hey, they are only things and we’ll get through this.” But what do you say to a five-year old who has not seen his things, his toys and is living in hotels? Oh and don’t even mention our Visa issues. We have had to leave Italy and stay in London on and off for a total of 6 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE London. The thought of a possibly seeing Prince Harry–it made my heart skip a beat. But, to take our child in and out of schools he started and staying in hotel rooms was not that much of a great time. However, I did get out of making my bed, which was nice. Thankfully, we did find other things to do. I also discovered that my son loves to learn about history, and his favorite Audio Tour was Westminster Abbey. Totally my kid.
So…whatever. We were off to the USA. The land of the Free, Home of the Brave and excellent AC. We had many enjoyable days, especially going to the Jersey Shore (not to be confused with anything produced on MTV). I loved seeing my nephews and it amazes me how much they grow. How dare they.