img_7627With Halloween a week away, I spent the weekend watching scary movies in the theatre; wearing orange articles of clothing; and eating caramel apples. There was also dancing, a lot of food – and three of my favorite people.

Regardless of saying, “I’m ok,” the boys know something is up. There aren’t very many things in my life that I have taken as badly as I took the luthier experience. That means a lot of overtime from my friends and lap time with the puppies.

With today being Monday, I am planning a relaxed week… that’s my mantra. Work is still insane, it’s at the really crazy middle bit and should cool out in another two weeks. Listening to Italian radio and writing reports seems to have been keeping me at a somewhat reasonable level of routine.

I liked my routine of waking up with him better. One day I’ll get over it.

As a side note, my Italian is really getting better. I can understand a lot more. I still have two friends around who are fluent, which I find tremendously helpful. One of them texts me Italian all day, the other is helping me with pronunciations.

I’m ready for the winter, even though I hate the cold weather. I’m hoping to come out of the hibernation with a new mood. Alas, while I’m tired of being dreary – you can’t really change who you are.