Tuesday, February 1, 2011

To Review...

Not having internet really puts a damper on the whole keeping up with the world thing ... Sorry for neglecting all of the emails, posts, and pictures I mean to keep up with!
Anyways, I still don't have a way to post pictures since the only internet is at the school computers unless I drag my laptop with me, but here are some of the goings-on of my first week in Florence:

seeing the David. trying to cook. almost lighting the kitchen on fire (gas stoves that I light with a small cigarette lighter then stupidly place a paper bag next to is not a great idea...) eating our first meal. making dinner for friends. leah's purple toes. stephanie's wild hair. using only one appliance at a time. going to leah's teacher from high school's house and getting family time - dog and fireplace and dinner included! walking. walking. walking... at least 3 miles everyday. realizing that I only brought 10 shirts... four are tank tops. shopping. rain. sun. lots of layering. missing being warm. finding warmth in friends. starting class!

All in all, it has been a week full of new experiences, and still getting star-struck by the beauty, history and pure majesty of where I am.

More later, ciao for now!


  1. Ahhhhhh!!! We are glad for any update. It is so fun to see your adventures through your words. You make me laugh outloud, my love.
    Always thinking of you.

  2. What a beautiful blog! I am your mom's friend from her blog (I adore her) and her Halloween swap partner from two years ago so I have watched you in the last few years. You sound just as I would have imagined.

    An adventure like this changes you forever. I still feel so broadened from the time we spent in Croatia this summer, attending our exchange student son's wedding. There are good people everywhere!

    Collect the memories...they are one of the most precious things you will ever possess!


  3. have been following and did a post but it didn't take. Did you LOVE the David? I wept when I saw it. I am thrilled that you are getting to see so much and are having such fun. I look forward to sharing a few days of your adventure in the spring and hope that it's way warmer in March than it is now. Like, how cold is it???? Love you and realize your bday is just around the corner. Will you go to Aix to celebrate??? How cool would that be! Love, love, love you and then some. Glad you didn't burn the apartment down.

  4. Just letting you know that I'm not a creepy stalker. (Well, not entirely anyway...) I'm just a blog friend of your mom at Blue Skies and wanted to follow so I could read all about your adventures abroad.

    What a wonderful adventure!!

  5. Hi Lauren! I hopped over from your mom's blog and am really looking forward to hearing about your adventures!