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, December 26, 2010

Twas the Day After Christmas...

...and all through the house, there were Legos scattered.  I tried to finish this, but I just couldn't think of a good ending. 

I slept in until 9:30 this morning.  I honestly thought it was 7:30 when I woke up.  Katrina woke up after me, which is very rare, and noted that it was 10am.  That's when I realized I hadn't been up since 7:30.  I guess I woke up in a fog. 

It's raining in Vedano this morning and its about 4 degrees celcius (38F).  I'm contemplating a bike ride for later today, if the rain goes away.  I feel like I should get one more ride in before the end of the year. 

When we moved to Italy, we did not bring any of our Christmas decorations or ornaments.  Since we've been here, we have tried to find an ornament from each place we visit.  We managed to fill our tree.  I think we'll have to buy a large tree when we move back home.  Here are a few of the ornaments on our tree:

Nutella, its used like peanut butter here in Europe

Swiss Cow

Oktoberfest 2010


London England

Murano glass


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Eiffel Tower

This afternoon I took a short nap.  I was sitting on the couch with Brandon and it just hit me.  I couldn't keep my eyes open, so I went to bed and took a nap. 

Brandon and I watched a sad movie early this evening.  It was titled "Hatchi - Your Best Friend", at least according the the translation.  It's about a man and his dog and their relationship.  Every day Hatchi would go to the train station and wait for his masters return.  Then one day the Hatchi doesn't want him to leave for work.  The man ends up having a heart attack at work and dies.  Hatchi keeps coming  to the train station each and every day at 5pm for ten years, waiting for his masters return.  One night, Hatchi returns to the train station and passes away in his sleep.  It's based on a true story.  Today, in the town where this story took place, there is a statue of Hatchi the dog waiting patiently for his master to return.  It was a great story that made us both sad.

I made Mexican beef stew for dinner this evening.  It was great!  Brandon even ate two bowls worth after complaining that he wouldn't like it. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the Hatchi story! In Tokyo, in Shibuya, a big train stop there is a statue of Hachi- Everyone meets there to find their friends, co-worker, etc. It's called Hatchico. Karine, seb and Paul