Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer's End

September here is what January used to mean to us in New York.  It is the start of a new year. And even better for us it is year TWO.

It was hard for T to say goodbye to her amica per la pelle Savana di NY, although she is happy that she will probably come visit again next year.  On top of that, Greta and her family are leaving in a few days and that will be another difficult goodbye. But a million praises that Skype exists and that they can even see each other on webcam when they want.

I guess if anyone out there is reading this and thinking about making the plunge into moving their family to a new country, the main thing I would say is that the first year will probably be the hardest, and it is probably easier to go into it with the mindset that you are laying the groundwork for year two instead of expecting that every setback is an indicator of what the future has in store for you.

Tonight we went for a lovely pizza with pesto sauce dinner with Greta and the family: Bridget, Kevin, Julian, and Roman. Kevin gave us a lovely print of one of his soulful paintings and we will keep it always. After dinner we ended up at the gelato place and a neighborhood outdoor concert with child prodigies playing classical music.

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