A walk in a sunflower field with girasoli bigger than my head; an international gathering of friends for a wine tasting…rose’, syrah, sangiovese, merlot, cabernet; a sunset drive across the valley with fresh breezes in my hair; an extravagant festival dinner celebrating the frog…yes, I ate them again this year; playing a game simply to donate to children only to win a leather jacket and a turquoise blouse; the freshest pistachio gelato; a short visit with my puppies…who are not so much anymore after a year; fifteen cinghiale, wild boar…mamme bambini babbi; rounding the corner of our driveway to see yet another two little ones; a midnight snack with our two toddler falcons…yes, another story I have yet to tell you. Where I live…anything seems possible…just look at what can occur after 6:00 in the evening on a random Venerdi, Friday. Too good to be true. As my sister so wisely said to me…time to get out the gratitude journal…and oh how grateful I am to soak up every minute, be able to write about it, and savor the memories in low times.
Unbelievably…Sunday morning as I am writing this, a friend arrives at the door with more than a handful of truffles, tartufi. Irresistible…now I know I am having pasta for lunch.

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