What I know for sure is…


…If Mama is in my house for more than 24 hours she will re-arrange my furniture

…if she is still left unsupervised, she will install a big ugly TV on my wall in the worst possible corner

…if the cat has vomited I will know because even if the mess is gone the stain will still be on the rug, floor, etc.

…if there is nothing on TV and it’s raining, Mama will rearrange my kitchen too

…Coco will always outsmart Mama and find a way to escape

…Mama has a good luck penny in her bra because she always finds Coco before I ever find out that she escaped

…I’m slowly going insane.

…I will have unsolved mysteries for the next few days. For example, I am short one blue placemat, Coco’s collar has disappeared and her toy was outside and there are strange black marks on my ugly turquoise couch that I was at least grateful for because it was new and free.

And last but not least…no one in this family listens to me.

My instructions were pretty clear. Don’t change anything and don’t loose Coco! Hmmmm, one outta two is okay I guess. At least she found Coco in the wood pile behind the house (thank God), and so far she seems to be fine.

So let me just close this post with what I’m grateful for…

…if I loose my sanity I won’t care about the stupid furniture anyway

…Coco was probably spoiled rotten, she was in her own home, given lots of attention and fresh water every day and she even had an unplanned, unapproved adventure in a wood pile without any serious mishaps.

…Mama for looking after my cat and being a kick-ass, unpredictable mother-in-law who inspired this blog in the first place. For better or worse…in Italy it’s a package deal.

Note: the title of this post was inspired by Oprah magazine. She has an article called What I know for Sure in every issue).

About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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4 Responses to What I know for sure is…

  1. Welcome back dear, I hope to see you soon!

  2. Love your blog! I am a norwegian (41) living in Italy with my italian boyfriend and some dogs and cats. My mother in law is a lot like yours…and thank god i am not living with her:)

  3. Thank you! I live in Terracina. It’s about an hour and a half south of Rome 🙂

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