Well another week has come and gone, now January is half over! Winter has lashed out at us once again, burying us under another 8 inches of new fallen snow yesterday. An unexpected snow day!!!!! Wooo Hooo, the first day of the new semester and a snow day….how cool is that?
On Sunday afternoon I had the opportunity to meet with my niece, Amy her mother Tammy, (ex-sil) and my great niece Emma, for a Birthday luncheon at the Olive Garden Restaurant. We had a great lunch and enjoyed the sunshine on Sunday. Emma is quite a handful, she will celebrate her third Birthday next month on the 22nd of February. A Pirate Party Theme…is what I am told. Now isn’t that what every three year old little girl wants for a party? hehehehe
Now that January is half over, just another two weeks before Groundhog Day, my favorite holiday. I hope spring is just around the corner for us. Winter has held it’s grip tight on us this year. Even though I know that we still have another three months of nasty weather here, I still hope for the best. Winer has never been my favorite season, even if I used to be a cross-country skier. Short days, and long cold nights always leave me in a slump. I tend to go into hibernation for about 6 weeks during the winter. The lack of daylight and sunshine is detrimental to my mental health. So I need to think of sunshine and the need to travel is high on my list of “want to do’s” this time of year.
Don and I are already in the midst of planning our summer travels to Italy. The dollar is in desperate need of help against the Euro. The euro is already $1.48 as of yesterday. It was about $1.36 last year during travel to Italy. So we are fine tuning our itinerary and checking flight prices and hotels, and then we will book our trip. I am always so excited when that day comes….tickets in hand! Then I start dreaming of travel. I can fall asleep and have dreams with full travel days in them…right down to where we go and what we eat……I dream in Technicolor as well…..brilliant green cypress trees, yellow lemon trees, blue skies, turquoise ocean, snow capped alpine meadows, red pasta sauce and pizza, pastel colored gelato….etc….you get the picture!