It has been a challenge to fill the time.
The OnlyChild and I got pedicures.
Pink for me; orange for the OnlyChild
I got my hair done. My poor hairdresser (a former student) had to listen to me rattle on about Italy for three hours.
I picked up my sewing machine (she was being cleaned while I was away) then went to the library with the OnlyChild. Afterwards, we had coffee at Starbucks and did a little shopping (yes, because I need to spend more money). I bought an Italian-English dictionary (gee, that would have come in handy two weeks ago - duh), a re-usable metal water bottle, a book for the OnlyChild and a dress. I need to put away my debit card before someone gets hurt (me, probably).
Bernice and I made another gathered clutch from Anna's tutorial. This one is for my friend Sandi and is made from fabric she bought me in Australia.
Funny story about this - I needed a black zipper to make this clutch but didn't have one so I decided to put off the project until another day. Instead, I started to alter a dress I made last summer (before I lost 15 lbs). In the process of altering the dress, I took out the zipper. Voila! A black zipper I could shorten and use in the clutch. Killed two birds with one stone (my apologies to bird lovers everywhere).
I haven't been sleeping well so I was up at five o'clock this morning. I took AbbyDog for a long walk in the River Valley... as soon as we got home, she went back to bed. I didn't.
I went to a WW meeting. Then spent some time with my friend Kim and her sweet girls.
Then to a coffee date with the other Italy trip chaperones to exchange photo disks and relive some memories (before we forget all the fun we had - as if).
Mr. P and I went out for Vietnamese noodles tonight. Most of mine came home in a box. Very good, but the serving was just too large. Dinner tomorrow night, perhaps.
At some point in the next few days (before I fly off again), I will have to do something productive. No hurry, though. I'm on vacation and just filling time while dreaming of this:
Ahhh... Sorrento. When will I see you again?