Its been 21 days since I arrived in Italy… I kinda wish more have passed. I’m trying to be optimalistic (oh yeah I am The Optimalist haha). I wish I could say the kids are getting better but they aren’t… everyday its the same old news, meaning they don’t listen to me and i have to repeat myself about 5 times before they listen to me. Two and a bit more months then I am jetting my booty off to Paris and London! Plus I’m hoping to do some retail therapy in Treviso this Sunday on my one day off.
This weekend my cousin, Davide, rescued me and we went out to a bar/pub called Home in Treviso and ate lots of not so great food (seriously I am not getting the good Italian food I was told about!) and danced a bit and I tried to speak some english with his friends but that didn’t go so well haha. We got home at 3am and then I hit the sack. The next day I lazed around their apartment and ate way to many funky Italian baked goods. We went on a little hike and saw some caves, then they drove me home to mi casa.
My running got better on Monday I knocked off about a minute an a half from my regular time but today I fell back to my 36 minute time frame. The sucky thing is I have no idea how far I am running… I’m guessing just over 6 km but I can mapmyrun it because I’m running in the unmapped countryside. Oh yeah the countryside, a little story pour vous… When I was running on Saturday I saw three men with rifles and hunting dogs mhm just about had a heart attack… needless to say I made it home pretty fast that day! Here is a picture of the start of my running route…
Now onto the title… My body is going into shock, it doesn’t know what to do with all the carbohydrates I am eating (hence why I should probably stop shoveling them down my throat!). I need good carbs – veggies where art thou? I need to buy some broc tomorrow because I’ve been living off of lettuce, cucumber and carrots. Definitely not enough variation there! I have been eating my weight in grapes though. Seriously grapes here are AMAZING! My blood glucose levels might be sky high but my taste buds are happy =)
Some of you may know I am currently waiting to get into Nursing programs back home and I hoping/praying that I get into one for January… I should hear a response within the next two weeks. I check my status everyday and all i see is this..
Here are some more pictures of Venice so I don’t bore you all to bits! Second picture look very closely and you’ll see me in my pink top. Seriously Davide learn how to use zoom!
Now I’m waiting for it to be 1 o’clock back on the west coast so I can have a Skype date with my mama to tell her about my week! I’m off to read my book… On Beauty by Zadie Smith (Anyone read it?). I’ve finished Bridget Jones and Deadly Decisions (the books inspired the TV show Bones)… I’m quickly running out of English books to read!
ATTENTION…I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and do a little Q&A post soon so please ask me ANYTHING you want in the comment area of this post!
I apologzie if the pictures don’t show up, wordpress why you gotta play games with me!