About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A New Week

Monday morning. Time to begin another week.

We got Brandon ready and I rode with him to school today, then took off on a bike ride towards Como. Rode to my usual minimum turnaround point - 40km. I haven't been as consistent lately. Last week I only rode once and it was a short ride. I'm planning to ride again tomorrow morning before Italian class.

Woohoo...my Fantasy Football team, the Slomanators, won this weekend. I beat Katrina's cousin and am now 1-1.

I walked over to Vedano this morning to buy some cash (exhange rate is 1.45), mail some letters and pay for some lunch vouchers at school.

My afternoon was full of household tasks: laundry, sweeping and mopping the floor, trash and recycling, and general picking up around the house.

I am continually amazed at how many people have cleaning ladies. Most, if not all, of the moms at school have cleaning ladies. Most that I know do not work. And when I say we don't have one, they tell me why we need one. I already have more time that most people, even after all the weekly chores and errands. How hard is it to clean the house? I really think it is an Italian cultural issue, but I am not sure.

I made meatballs with gravy and asparagus for dinner - with red wine, of course.

We played a few round of Scopa this evening. Scopa is an Italian card game that our Italian instructor recently taught us.

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