Uno (1). Back to work!
Due (2). Finding reasons to take breaks to go outside during the day. We had ten hours and six minutes of daylight today, which means I have to find reasons to go outside the office and see some of it.
Tre (3). “Bisogno.” This basically means “I need.” I have been using “vorrei” which means “I would like.” See the difference? Me, too. I needed another Bombola, I would like another glass of wine. (Or a first glass in this instance).
Quattro (4). Exercise! After two days of being home sick, I was ready to hit the gym this morning. As I changed out of my sweaty t-shirt, I was grinning from ear-to-ear.
Cinque (5). Colleagues. It is probably not a shocker that someone who decides to blog is also someone who likes to kibitz with her colleagues. Lucky me, I landed on a great ship! (That’s Navyspeak, Jill-style).
Following the ash downpour, I needed (bisogno) to sweep the terrace. I would have liked (vorrei) to wait for a break in the rain; but that never happened. As I was sloshing around on the terrace, I had a vision: Rooftop black sand beach! Sea water flowing, sun pouring down, and sand hot under my towel (imagine!). I wanted to share my vision with y’all, so I put on my bathing suit, but there wasn’t enough “sand” to hold me; plus, it was raining! Instead, Frankenstein and Batman modeled on the beach. Thus began the adventures of Frankenstein and Batman.
Don’t they look like they are ready for a relaxing day at the beach?
Hmmm…maybe they are too preoccupied with work. It happens to the best of ’em. Except Scott and Sue T, of course. I’ll miss seeing them at the beach this year.
P.S. If you think that these photos look like anything other than a black sand beach, I’m going to take that as evidence of just how powerful an imagination I have – and how positive.