Italy travelogue, part VIII

Lovely evening–it gets repetitive, but there it is. Tried a new  trattoria, and weren’t disappointed. I liked the charm of pots of rosemary and  thyme on the table. And the spicy tomato sauce for my penne. A pretty insalada  mista, and since the desserts were so tempting, we all indulged. Much happiness  all around the table. Walked to the nearby market for more water, and my cold  caffeine.
This morning I finally saw the little green parakeet in the cage  through the apartment window across the narrow street. He seems very happy in  his situation. I’ve only seen the human occupants twice. Once at night as the  couple sat together watching TV, and once when the woman shook a colorful rug  out the window.
This morning it was a sweaty session of pilates with some  resistance since I’ve only been lifting shopping bags, or a fork. That should  set me up for the day. It was interesting doing so much on my back mat work  looking up at the painted ceiling. The centerpiece is a young angel holding a  long tassel. He’s smiling. I don’t know if he was amused by my workout or  approving of the effort.
We’re off to see the David this afternoon, but I’m after some  walking beforehand due to all that fork lifting.
Another pretty blue sky today, and the light coming through the  windows is bright and vivid. It shines on the yellow stucco and dark green  shutters of the building next door.
Nora

5 thoughts on “Italy travelogue, part VIII”

  1. I am surprised Nora’s travelog hasn’t hit the best seller list…
    I love reading it 🙂

  2. Hmmm… I don’t know that I can replace my morning cup (or let’s be honest, cups) of coffee with a caffeinated soda. I realize it’s caffeine anyway. It doesn’t make me picture myself jumping into a glorious pool of it. Totally what comes to my mind as I take that first sip of coffee every morning.
    So fun to start the day doing some mat work as you contemplate ceiling art. Friendly ceiling art! I mean, can’t beat that!
    Think maybe some future “fork-lifting” will include a recipe??

  3. Ciao Nora … The last time I was in Florence, I had a Chocolate-Pear Gelato and it was out of this world! We had a scoop, finished it and then turned around and went back to get seconds. To. Die. For. I still have fantasies about it 🙂

    Catherine

  4. I love your mention of insalada mista and cold caffeine :-). Roarke always orders that salad when he and Eve eat out in Italian restaurants, and Eve often has ‘cold caffeine’ in the afternoon, especially when wary of coffee @ morgue and after interrogating a murderer. Enjoy your time with BW & the kids!

  5. I’m with Nora on the cold caffeine in the morning. It’s my worst habit, but I try very hard to eat healthy and exercise the rest of the day.

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