Well I’m on my last five day cruise to the Bahamas and then I will be flying back to Italy. I’m sad to be leaving my husband behind until December but am also looking forward to getting back to my life in Italy and home cooked meals. (I challenge anyone to eat three meals a day in a restaurant or at a buffet crowded with hundreds of people everyday for a month and tell me its still fun).
We called Mama today and she says it’s raining…looks like my new Geisha rubber boots will come in handy sooner than I had hoped. Yesterday, we went for a final spin around the shops in Charleston (lucky for my husband I already had my turn at the outlet mall the week before). The funny thing is I even got an email from my bank stating that there was “unusual activity” on my Visa debit card and they wanted me to call them right away to verify my purchases. Haha.
The great debate over my rubber boot purchase was not the mere $30.00 cost but whether or not they would fit in my bulging suitcase. Bound and determined (last year I soaked several pairs of shoes in the Genoa rain) I bought them anyways and have already jammed them in next to Elora’s Blueberry Jello packets and my mini-marshmallows (2 items not found in Genoa, Italy).
If you ask me, I’ve actually taken it pretty easy on the shopping here compared to the Chief Engineer’s wife who just flew back to Italy with a giant weed wacker in her luggage! Yep, that’s what I said…a Weed Wacker! Apparently they are less than half the price we pay in Italy, who knew! Now excuse me for having my priorities a bit backwards but if I’m going to make space in my suitcase for new purchases well, it’s going to be for those cute new leather shoes I bought at the Guess Outlet (FYI my husband loves them) and ummmm, my new Geisha rubber boots that I have been secretly mooning over on Internet sites for a year (no lies, I’ve even posted about them, although the ones I bought were not as fancy and cost a lot less $$$).
Anyways, the way I see it is that if I have to be stuck in rainy Genoa with Mama for the next several months sans my cuddly husband, well I might as well be having fun jumping in the puddles in my stylish new boots. See! Simple things really DO make me happy. Who said anything about high maintenance…bite your tongue!