Friday, February 29, 2008

Uno Giorno

ONE DAY!! WHEEW! We are so excited. We are mostly packed. I have be printing out directions to the hotel and things like that. I have a list of places I would like to go and see. Charged up the DVD player and my video camera. It is just going to be wonderful!

Heard from my husbands sister in Italy and we are to call them to set up a time to met up when we get there. We plan on asking them to come see us. That way we don't have to drive an hour to their house.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Due Giorni

2 Days! We are getting so close. I plan to pack our suitcases tonight, that way I have tomorrow if we are missing anything.

Here is my thoughts that I shared on my moms board this morning:

So apparently there is no where to get dollars exchanged for Euros in Kansas City. This is ridiculous. I mean, I know we are not a huge port city or anything, but surely there are plenty of upper class people in KC (leawood) that travel to Europe occasionally.

What a pain in the ass. I was trying to find a way to convert our money before we get there because we will be arriving in Italy on a Sunday. The banks will be closed.

Good NEWS: As I was typing this post DH found out that a fellow Marine at work has 100 euros (150 dollars) he came back from Spain with. SO we are going to exchange with him. That should get us by for several days.

Damn though, times like this I really feel like KC is hick-ville trying to pretend it is a city. :roll:

And we will never change the USA to Euros anytime in my lifetime, because the old white men running the country believe it to be a sign of Armageddon to have one world currency. :roll:

Plus I have a freakin' migraine this morning. UGH! I am going to see the Chiropractor today. I think it is coming from my neck.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tre Giorni

3 days people! 3 days until we will be on a plane with small children! What? you don't want to come? Ha ha!! I think it will be fine. We have lots of snacks and things to play with.

I have had no energy or motivation for these last few days. Lucky for me, the kids fell asleep on the way home from dance class this morning. So I unloaded them and got to take a nap. I feel better but still dragging.

We had an appointment with our Midwife last night. She is wonderful. We are excited to be working with her.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quattro Giorni

4 days! This is getting good. Today is more laundry and getting ready to go.

Last night we were talking to my MIL who said that the family is coming to visit the USA in August. Rita, Cinza and Diego (and their two kids) will be here for almost 2 weeks. It will be great. We are already thinking of places to take them. I don't feel like Kansas/Missouri is very exciting place to visit in the USA. We do have Oceans of Fun that the boys might like. I believe they are 13 and 8 or something like that.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cinque Giorni

5 Days until Italy! Today we accomplished going to Walgreens and getting our travel toiletries. Toothpaste, razors, that kind of stuff. We also started gathering things for the kids carry on. We need snacks, juice, crayons, color books and a couple new books to read.

WOO HOO! We are on the countdown!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

What to do.

Knowing what to do with life situations is really hard sometime. We supposed to be buying land. We really like it and I think we would like living there. BUT. The county is being difficult and stubborn. Not so fun when you think of having to go through them to build a house and all that. :( So now we are at the point of several decision impacting the others. LIke A) do we try to sell our house and move to a rental? b) Do we try to build our house this year? c) I will be having a baby in september so.....that is a big factor as well.

BLAH!! We are going to call and have a pow-wow with the builders we think we want to use and get a feel for the process and what they think about the county rules and that kind of jazz. It is so many unknowns and I am a planner and do-er. I hate to wait around for someone else to get there shit together. I know there will be lots of that when we build though. UGH.

Looks like we ultimately may wait until next spring to build so we will have everything lined up the way we REALLY want it.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Its alive!!


The electric car lives! Massimo took it on its maiden voyage today. He had to take it to get the wheels aligned. It still has a few mechanical quirks he needs to fix. Such as the heat, radio, the brakes need more work, things like that. I have a video I am trying to upload to You Tube. I will post about it when I get it working. It is just a 30 second clip of the car driving down the road. Its pretty exciting.

We are on the countdown to Italy. I am also on the countdown to actually having to speak some Italian. Luckly, most places people speak some english. So i figure between the two we will get by fine. We leave in 12 days. WOO HOO!

We had a nice weekend with my mom. Got to go visit my Aunt Roberta. She is in a nursing home. She is doing excellent and might be able to move to assisted living at some point soon. I hope so, she misses her pets and seems really bored at the home.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! I hope everyone has a good one. I don't have much to say. We are on the countdown to listing our house for sale and also for our vacation to Italy. It is going to be great fun!

It is finally sunny again today and the kids are outside playing. Says it is 47 and feels like 39. But the wind isn't blowing much and the kids think it feels pretty good out there. I just looked at and the weather in Rome is upper 50's getting into the 60's for the weekend and SUNNY! WOOO HOO! I hope it stays that way (or warmer) in two weeks when we are there! I am so excited ya'll! I am taking lots of pictures. I am taking both my digital and film cameras. Probably my video camera also.

I am working on completing another quilt top. This one is from my Quilt a long. It should be about twin bed size. So I shouldn't have a problem quilting that one. I need to quilt the Futures So Bright quilt I made. I think it is about full to queen size. So i need to measure it and get the backing materials for it.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Park day!

To brighten up this gross blah weather day. I am posting picture of our 72 degree park day yesterday. Missouri and Kansas are expecting snow tonight. Wonderful. I am glad we got our Vitamin D yesterday.

Monday, February 04, 2008

68 Degrees!!!

Holy cow its 68 degrees outside! This is awesome. I think I will take the kids to the park. I can't believe it. It is supposed to be 31 and snowing tomorrow. Welcome to Kansas/Missouri!

Maybe I can post some sunny February pictures when we get back!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tacos at 3pm.

Hey all. I am still here. Still alive. I actually haven't felt that bad at all, just unmotivated. I am already up to 8 weeks! Wow Times fun when your having flies! HA HA! I was just thinking you know you are pregnant when you are eating Tacos at 3 in the afternoon. I left all the food out because I know I will want more in about an hour. I am sure there are lots of people that are eating at 3pm today, because they partied last night for the start of Mardi Gras festivities and they just now feel good enough to eat. BTDT. My sister was bartending last night, so I hope she made a bunch of money.

We got out taxes done finally. They turned out pretty good. Our refund was about what we expected. We need to adjust things a little more for next year but shouldn't be a problem. Turbo Tax is wonderful. Although I get really sick of everyone nickel and diming me, pay 40 for the software. Then we had to pay 17 to file state electronically, and 17 to file the federal electronically. Then if you would like that deducted from your refund, its 29.50? What? No thanks, I paid with my debit card for free.

I guess today is the Superbowl. We don't watch it because we don't have TV stations. We limit our viewing to movies only. To be honest, I don't know when I ever had the time to watch TV in the first place. I got the new Stephen King book "Duma Key". So far it is good. I am on page 136 already.

Oh I went and got a massage on Saturday. It was great! Just what I needed. If I was rich I would get a massage once a week. Oh yeah.