Category Archives: Wedding Plans

Il Giorno Dopo (The Day After)

(2010) When I finally pushed send, I felt a huge release of emotion.  There was nothing else I could do but wait. It was another sleepless night.  I kept replaying over and over in my mind what had happened.  Each … Continue reading

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L’Anello (The Ring)

(2010) I took another long run that morning, followed by a long shower.  I was desperate to clear my head, but I was consumed by anger and fear.  I felt like I was hitting my head against a wall.  I … Continue reading

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La Frustrazione (Frustration)

(2010) When I woke up the next morning, I was eager to see what the day had in store.  I was cautiously optimistic that Mario was starting to come around and that we could take the steps to repair the … Continue reading

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La Sicillia (Sicily)

(2010) Mario’s father was waiting for us at the airport.  After a flurry of welcomes and introductions, we settled into the car and headed for Mario’s childhood home.  It was my first time in Sicily, but with the late hour … Continue reading

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Tanti Auguri (Happy Birthday)

(2010) Mario started our first week together trying to get into a routine.  Both of us would work during the morning (he at his business and me via my computer) and would eventually meet up for lunch.  The afternoons were … Continue reading

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Le Nerve (The Nerves)

(2010) As tired as I was, the jet lag state of my body meant that I was up bright and early.  Lying in bed in a futile attempt to go back to sleep, my mind started wandering over our first … Continue reading

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Primo Giorno (First Day)

(2010) The first day passed in a jet lag induced haze.  After lunch, we stopped by the church to set up some equipment for an afternoon activity.  Then, finally, it was time to head to Mario’s apartment.  I took a … Continue reading

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