Today was Independence Day in Italy. People hung Italian flags from their windows sills and there were bows on some of the stair railings. We enjoyed seeing all the decorations and balloons that were all over the place. We saw red, green, and white lights in the windows of one of the buildings in the piazza. The colors were in three windows in order to show the Italian flag. I thought that was cute.
Today, we decided to have the day off from school. It was James’s and my anniversary for the adoption, Saint Patrick’s Day, and Independence Day. On the nineteenth, it will be Father’s Day here. I wonder if we will take Father’s Day off from school. HINT! HINT!
We went exploring this morning and found a few more roads we had not been on before. We also tried a new pizzeria down the street and across from the new gelateria. I got margarita pizza, as usual, but it wasn’t as good as Massimo’s. The lady at the counter tried to warm it up, but it didn’t get hot enough. Oh, well; it was worth a try!
I’ve been working on knitting a vest. I have used purple and blue, but mostly black yarn in the vest. This stitch Mummy taught me is now my favorite! I switch between the blue and purple every three rows until I get up to the top. In between the rows I use the black yarn and do a slip stitch. Near the top I forgot to change colors and it became three sets of the same color before I switched. I didn’t feel like unpicking it, but it turned out to look pretty cool. I finished the back side of the vest today and I have started on knitting half of the front.
Eleanor and I were supposed to have piano practice this morning, but the door to the music school was locked. Our friend, the secretary, usually unlocks the door when she drops her kid off at school, but there was no school today for anyone.