As predicted, it rained. Almost all day.
We talked about why it is so fascinating to stare out these windows all day–because there is so much beauty, also movement and human interest (Who’s blasting that techno music from his tiny motor boat—what the heck is that machine for on the next one?)
We just stayed in bed all morning and finally got our rain gear together and went to the Puppa Bar for coffee and snacks. I love these “polpette” they have of tuna, rice or potatoes. They’re shaped like a small burger and fried; you ust eat them out of hand. We ran into the Coop and the cured meat shop for dinner supplies and came back home. We managed one more short walk to the big Coop on Strada Nova because I “needed” to get some fresh, stuffed pasta to cook before we leave.
We had a date to meet Jill and her parents for drinks at 5:30. We met, where else, but at the secret bar. It had stopped raining and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the view and conversation. It was extremely enjoyable. But I didn’t get any pictures. I was so happy to meet Jill’s parents after being in her fan club all these years.
I made the pasta and sauce for dinner and we had a nice bottle of Valpolicella.
We were cleaning up when my young friend Jackie, from Tallahassee messaged me to ask where could she buy a new hair straightener? Well, we’re leaving Thursday morning; I can live without mine until then and besides the plane air always makes my hair straight anyway. So I met them on Strada Nova, in front of the Coop and gave mine to her, while Ken cleaned up after dinner.
We did some very preliminary things that look like packing, but not much. The lillies I bought have opened and our apartment smells so sweet:
We’re in denial.