United we stand!


Okay, so as most of my readers know, I am currently waiting for the Internet people to deem me worthy of a house visit in my new apartment to set-up a connection…and as most of you also know this saga has been going on since before Christmas. Apparently they will be here on Monday at 8:00 a.m. which is quite ironic because I am also not a morning person but for this I will gladly get my lazy behind out of bed. But, should they stand me up a second time I am not sure if I will survive to tell the tale.

Blogging is my therapy of sorts in terms of coping with the backwards society of Italy. So you can just bring the straight jacket over directly if Fastweb doesn’t show up this time. Currently, I am at Mama’s banging away at the keyboard while Coco sleeps at my feet. I should be sleeping too because the little fluff ball woke me up at 6 a.m. to play and now if I don’t follow her sleeping pattern I will never get any rest!

But, blog I must because when it comes there is no stopping it.

What I really wanted to say in this post is how useful a particular website has been to me in saving my threadbare sanity and also to “wish the site a Happy 4th Birthday”. I have often thought about getting Skye TV in my new apartment but I am not sure I would live long enough for the Italians to get around to installing it, so I resort to the Internet for my entertainment and usually a click to Expat Women.com will bring my blood pressure back down to normal levels long enough to get to the next day.

This article hit home for me and I was grateful for the references for getting help if I need it. Usually a Skype chat with a friend or family member is enough but it’s nice to know that when they get sick and tired of my relentless whining there is still someone at the other end of the Skype line willing to hear me out AND give me real professional assistance.

So, as the title implies, United we stand! is in reference to the website “Expat Women” which is a personal cheerleader for women who live abroad. (sorry Enrico, maybe if you ask they will also let you be a member : )

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9 Responses to United we stand!

  1. Carolaine says:

    It is hard sometimes to talk to friends back home about living abroad. While we bitch and complain about all the silly things that drive us crazy they are secretly wishing to be out living in Italy! I remember living in Rome and telling friends how tired I was of eating only pasta… They would just role their eyes at me through skype. Now not so much because none of them would want to live in Burkina Faso. Oh well. I understand! Good luck getting your connection… ps they will probably show up in the afternoon. Just sleep in 🙂

    • Ha! Yes, I agree about the eye roll…and I AM in fact tired of eating Italian food. I miss the variety in Canada, 1 day Greek, next Italian, next Chinese…here it is strictly Italian food every day unless Elora and I sneak off to the Sushi place together! I admit the last time I was in Rome I went for Indian curry, hehe.

  2. sabina says:

    Ma ciao cara Leah! If you need someone to call you at 7.30 a.m. on Monday, just to be sure to be awake…let me know, I’ll be happy to do it! And…if you want to know, I think we have a greek restaurant here in Genoa, even if I’ve never been there, as I love italian food!

    • Oh Sabina, I love Italian food, just not every day ; )
      I grew up in multicultural Canada and so I had the best choice of food around the world right at my doorstep!
      But do tell about the Greek place…I’m interested!
      Hugs, Leah

      • sabina says:

        Ah, ah…I know you like it, I was just joking!
        Check your mail for the restaurant, I’m going to send you a link!
        Hugs 🙂

  3. Bella says:

    Oh my goodness, is service that bad? Although what am I saying, when I’ve usually had the same experience living throughout Europe? I’m with Carolaine, it’s like Murphy’s Law and I’m certain that you’ll get up early in the morning only to greet the Internet people in the late afternoon!

  4. Enrico says:

    i shluod open an “expat men” group 😉

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