Buon Natale!

My heart is officially melted into a puddle. The grandpa upstairs just knocked on my door to invite me to dinner tomorrow night to “mangiare con amici per Natale.” (to eat with friends for Christmas). He first tried asking me in English bc he knows I’m American but it was hard for him. I said I can understand a bit of Italian. So sweet!  I explained in a mix of Italian and English that I’m leaving tomorrow morning and I’ll be back 6 Gennaio.   So he said after I return. We will eat with friends.  Awwww. Grazie Mille!  🙂


My heart is already overflowing from the wonderful winter program today, the adorable children, and an impromptu fun gathering in the staff room with great coworkers.