Saturday, January 24, 2009

Another Day, Another Sick Day

I would very much like to say I am getting better, but wellnotsomuch. I did feel well enough to go out to eat with Jon & Sev tonight at the Bora Bora, our favorite Venetian restaurant. I almost had a piece of pizza. We'll see how that sits. We had to go, though, as we hadn't eaten a single meal out since we have been here. Sad, huh? Sure, it saves tons of money...but kind of misses the point of all the great italian food. It has just been easier to feed Seven at the apartment, as well as the bad weather being an issue, and of course, me not wanting to eat. But oh well. It is what it is. Oh- speaking of eating- he is getting a mouthful of teeth! He has actually turned into some kind of vampire from what I can gather. Perhaps it was all the time I spent reading the Twilight saga. All I know is that throughout the day and especially at night, he will look at me, hiss a little, and then come at me with that mouth. Wrists, fingers, face - even my foot...all victims of his biting. We're gonna have to put an end to that phase pretty quick.

Jon took Seven to the boardwalk yesterday where surprisingly, they are having a carnival of some sort. Sev got to ride the slides at the park, which he seemed to enjoy even though it was a little chilly.

We are trying to leave here on Monday morning and head to Rome, the land of free internet, a satellite tv, and hopefully, a bed not held up by extra blankets under the mattress. Wish us luck with that train thing, the Italians are striking.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


So I have been sick for more than 2 days now. Like, siiiiiiiiicccck. Yesterday I slept close to 24 hours, only crawling out of bed to eat a bite. I have some kind of congestion in my lungs and throat, and have been fighting a my head is about to explode and my ears even ache. Add to that the fact that until today, it has rained constantly. So not so much fun being leats on my part. We did get up and stroll around today, taking Seven to San Marco and letting him chase the pigeons. We also just kind of wandered the city. I guess today is the day that every Japanese person arrived. As in, everyone in Japan arrived here....we couldn't get in to the restaurant we wanted to eat at thanks to a huge flock of them. Oh well.

Here are a couple of pics to tide you over.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

No Worries, We Are Here

Sorry for the delay in updating you. We just found the internet point...we ended up sleeping all night last night- then all day today! Even Seven went back to bed with me after breakfast (Jon just stayed in bed through breakfast) and we slept until after 3!
Today is chilly and drizzly, making it not too much fun to be out and about, and right now, Sev is out there with Jon trying to muster up some take-out to take back to the apartment. We will see how that goes.
Tomorrow we will get our new phone number, and will try to call the parents. Just know that we are okay and having as much fun as possible in a closed up apartment with no microwave and only one scratchy TV station that plays Italian and English MTV.
Thank God for portable computers and DVD players! (Thanks, Jenn)

Until next time, Ciao!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Seven, Dancing.

Today as I was doing some work on the computer, I heard Seven figure out how to turn on the sound system - and then the CD player - and then change CDs - and finally, get the music to come on. I ignored the music for a couple of minutes, but when I turned around, this is what I saw. It continued for the biggest part of the afternoon, in fact, it caused a nap.

What you are watching is a compilation of the videos I took over the course of the event, set to the music he seemed to like the most. Surely, an unusual choice, but he liked it and so do I. I hope you enjoy watching him as much as I did.

An Update, Finally...

So I haven't blogged here in a while, I see. Sorry about that, but not too much has been going on.

Since my last post, though, we had Christmas...Christmas Eve was spent at Sylvias & Popp-Paws, followed by Christmas morning breakfast at Mom & Dads. From there, we headed north to Moorefield for a few days to have Christmas with Jon's family...then Seven and I headed even further north to meet my newest nephew Benjamin and spend a few days with Jen, Nick and the boys...then we immediately headed to Raleigh for New Years with Adam, Nicole and Hudson. Busy busy, but not too many photos taken to be quite honest.

We did take Seven to a Snip-Its while in Raleigh to get his hair cut. I LOVE it, Jon does too, but a lot of the fam is not so keen on it. Not sure why, because he looks so grown up, maybe? I think the short cut looks snazzy. You can kind of see it in this pic.

As many of you know, we leave on Friday for Italy. As it gets closer, I get more and more nervous about how Seven will respond to the time difference, the plane, the train, the sleeping arrangements... Ugh. I know he'll love the food, though - he's become quite the little piggy lately and LOVE anything spaghetti, pizza, or ice cream related. He'll be fine in the food department!

I'm not sure how much internet time we will have while away, but I hope to post at least every day or stay tuned to the blog if you want to see how we are making it!