Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2006

I don’t get to have Thanksgiving dinner with any family today – so my line of thinking is this: Why mope around, homesick, wishing I were eating turkey, when I can instead simply hop into Helaine’s car and go with her to Rome to dance a little tango tonight? Tango it is…!!

What I am thankful for this year:

I am thankful for the fact that I live in the 21st century – with the internet and airplanes, achieving my Italian dream has been that much more attainable.

I am thankful for all of the friends I have made in Perugia, especially in the tango community.

I am thankful for my friends on expats who, perhaps unknowingly, serve as my salvation while I navigate my way through life in this confusing country.

I am thankful for my friends and family back home of course, whose moral support has been just what I need. Thank you!

I am thankful for the blue sky outside.

I am thankful for the delicious olive oil that I ate today.

I am thankful for the brutal realities of Italy – la vita here is not always dolce, and I feel fortunate that I have the capacity to recognize that and form my own opinions about it.

I am thankful for the coffee and piece of chocolate that my classmate treated me to today.

I am also thankful for this blogspace (thanks Cristina!) and for the people who read what I write, anche se non sono molto brava.

Those of you who are celebrating today, eat well, and have a piece of dark meat on my behalf. :)

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie Greenaway  |  November 23rd, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!! Hope you have a fabulous time dancing the night away!!!! Ciao amica!!

  • 2. Sierra  |  November 23rd, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    Happy Thanksgivining

  • 3. Sierra  |  November 23rd, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    oops, “Thanksgiving” It is still early here in Canada and the caffeine has not kicked in. :-)

  • 4. Anne  |  November 23rd, 2006 at 5:49 pm


  • 5. Carole  |  November 24th, 2006 at 4:58 am

    Happy Thanksgiving
    from Kansas City, Missouri.

    Mi piace il tuo blog, sei molto brava e coragiosa.


  • 6. Mom  |  November 24th, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving baby…thank you for the card and thank you for your dreams and your ability to make them come true and be able to cultivate your life in such a way that can never be replaced….you give me great joy…I love you honey.

  • 7. katie  |  November 24th, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    happy thanksgiving!!! do you know that i hadn’t even realized it was thanksgiving ’till i saw your comment on my blog?!?!?! if that isn’t italianization…. i don’t know what is. who forgets thanksgiving!?

  • 8. j  |  November 25th, 2006 at 2:52 am

    Bono tacchino!

  • 9. miss tango  |  November 25th, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    Sounds like you are having the most wonderful time, I´ve been reading but not so many comments as my access to the internet is now limited:(
    Oh how I wish I could eat some delicious cheese!

  • 10. erin  |  November 26th, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Tina! (3 days late!)

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