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Monday, February 14, 2011

Parlate Italiano ed Alcuni Pensieri Casuali

Happy Valentine's Day to every one of you!

I've been recuperating from a sinus infection for the past several days and haven't posted much lately so tonight I thought I'd get off my backside and post. Please, no pity; I'm just fine. And we need a lift this time of year with some eye candy roses from last year's roses in our garden plus this little cutie of ours from last week when we were visiting her. You KNOW she's the apple of my eye when I let her chew/teethe on my camera lens cover!

I've been sitting around lately not doing much of anything and that's just fine with Love Bunny. (He's very accommodating and sensitive to me when I'm suffering with this.) Anyway, I've been reading almost non-stop. I found the writer Daniel Silva and bought every single book he's written. I just love his spy/espionage books. And that brings me to something I've been thinking about for some time.

I want to learn another language. I took Spanish and French in high school and college, but if you don't speak it regularly you forget it. But this time after reading the Silva books I've decided to learn Italian. I bought the Rosetta Stone Italian package and am very excited to get it in the mail. (I know I should spend time on genealogy but I just want something fun to do right now and will put genealogy on the back burner for a short period of time.) This is something I'll do for fun.

I cannot take any credit whatsoever for these gorgeous roses. I do NOT have a green thumb. Hubs does all the work; I just pick them and photograph them. Aren't they gorgeous to be viewing them this time of year? I can't wait till this year's crop blossoms in a few months.

Oh, this is the peony bush in our back yard. I hope to get more but these take so long to start blossoming!

I made this and when I opened it up it was goofed up so I took it apart and it is sitting on my sewing table in pieces at the moment. I may even get busy and try putting it back together properly. Sigh...

Oh, btw, that title means "Do you speak Italian and Random Thoughts." See I'm already learning something from a man in our ward who served a mission in Italy! ;-)