I’m revving up for home, I guess. I woke up about 4:30 a.m. and ended up reading, etc. until I heard the bells warning that mass was a half hour away. Quickly I got ready just in time for Lisa and her cousin, Joyce, to ring my buzzer and we were off. For a minute… When we reached the top of the stairs with the other two ahead of me, we met Miss Cranky. She sounded belligerent enough that Joyce and Lisa ducked behind me. I got close to her and said, “Io non capisco.”
Okay, here’s the gist. Why was I dressed this way (nice black blouse, white skirt, hoop earrings and black flats)? I should be wearing the pretty earrings I was wearing yesterday. She went on and on and I finally just told her that I would wear them this afternoon.
Well, she was waiting for us after church. She firmly informed me that I should be at the Piazza de Torre Cimalonga at 3 pm (I said 4pm) and that I should wear the earrings and sandals. (When I showed up, btw, I had the wrong sandals on and she sent me back for my black ones.)
We were all of for lunch with Pete and Jeni, so I decided that I would come back in time to change and would offer her a choice between the earrings and the bird ring (which she admired yesterday).
Surprise! She actually took the earrings. (Be working on a new pair for me, please, Karen.)*
She wanted me to put them on her and so I took off her gold hoop. She had a fit and wanted both pair on. Okay, then. She is in heaven.
I stopped to talk with Teresa on the way back to my house. I filled a bucket of water for her and she asked me to sit down. I told her that I was leaving, that I had gone to mass this morning and that I would continue to pray for her; and then showed her the small rosary. I told her that I would like to give her something to remember me by. She said I should telephone her. She sat for a bit thinking. She beamed and said that for her regalo she would like for me to come back.
Yikes! This is a fairly demanding lot on the upper Piazza.
Maybe I’d better call Jessica and have Pizza tonight instead of going to Passeggio. Lavinia may want my clothes.
* for a look at my (used to be mine) cool jewelry, see http://www.paperdemonjewelry.etsy.com/