It is so good to be home in good ol’ Le Roy.
Not that I don’t love Italy and all, but there’s something about sitting next to the Christmas tree in my favorite over-stuffed red chair and reading books in my mother language all day long that just warms my belly.
Living in the lap of luxury!
Unfortunately, I’ve got this constant nagging stress of applying for dual citizenship–What a pain in the A**!!!! I’m not even going to go into the gory details of this torturous process. All I have to say is that if they don’t accept me, I’m going to be moving back to the US in a hot one-two.
On the positive side of the dual citizenship application process are all of the exciting things I’ve learned about my family history. I don’t know why geneology buffs ever earned the Dork-o-rama stigma that they have. It has been absolutely fascinating researching the lives of my great grandparents. I’ve met a whole other side of my family that I didn’t even know existed! (Holla Simoni’s!!!)
Plus I discovered NARA. As Americans we are very lucky to have resources like the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. I had no idea that this gigantic government library-of-sorts even existed until six months ago. You’ve got to go check it out! And the highly qualified people that work there are fabulously efficient and knowledgable. I think I missed my calling, I should have become a librarian, I would be a great librarian. If I ever become a millionairess, which at this point in my life seems veramente dubioso, I would consider donating money to them. (In the end I would probably have to give the money to women or children in Africa or the Middle East, but I want to emphasize how much I appreciate their help in the last few months).
Okay, well I just spoke with the Italian consulate again–to make an appointment for submitting my application. It turns out it’s harder to get an appointment at the Consulate than it is to get a dinner reservation at The French Laundry! The first appointment they have available is in the middle of MAY!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Oh Help.
I can’t believe there’s no snow here yet!!!! Hellow! All I have to say is that it better freaking snow before Christmas.