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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy New Year!

Now I am really regretting I did not bring my machine aka laptop and my digital camera charge with me on vacation but I was not expecting to be away from home for three weeks. (I think it has become a tradition but someone broke the passenger window of our car ( right in front of the house) and ran off with 1 Euro (that I left in the ashtray for parking purposes, BTW they took the ashtray too) and Demetrio's gas card (work issued). With Christmas and New Years it is taking an extra week to get the glass replaced.

With every new year that rolls around, I come up with a list of things I want to accomplish in the upcoming 12 months. With a new baby our plans have shifted a bit but still they are just about the same as every year, give or take a few new ones for Veronica.

1. Get fit, lose weight, take better care of myself etc...(This has been my number one resolution since high school.)

2. Open up a bank account for Veronica when we got to Seattle in March and start saving for her education.

3. Write a will and determine guardianship for Veronica if anything happens to us.

4. Take a long trip to Guam to get reacquainted with my dad.

5. Stay in touch with family and friends (I am pretty good at this but it is still very important to me.)

6. Better my Italian.

7. Enlarge our expat group in Torino and if I move to Rome, then form a new fun mommy and kid group as well as an expat one.

8. Stop ignoring the dog.

9. Cook more.

10. Find some way to thank my mom and make her realize how much I have appreciated her help these past months.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year and a very fruitful 2007. Thank you for all the support I have received from family, friends and blog readers alike; it has really meant the world to me.

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At 3:22 PM, Blogger Stef said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Sorry to hear about your car being broken into again. Does this mean you are still in Rome?

At 6:42 AM, Anonymous J.Doe said...

I don't even make New Year's resolutions every year because like your first one, they never change.
1. Be healthy by losing weight, exercising and eating right. A resolution never.
Sorry to hear about the window of your car, the one Euro and the gas card.
Your New Year can only get better.

At 7:18 PM, Blogger H. (aka. NC_State_Gal) said...

I hope that you and your family have a prosperous 2007!

At 1:07 PM, Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I believe I have several of the same resolutions on my list.

Happy New Year!

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Waspgoddess said...

Happy New Year!
Having just returned from Venice where I (like your mother) fell in love with Italian hot chocolate. Have you any idea how they make it so incredibly thick and delicious? So, a slightly backwards New Year's resolution for me, wanting to learn how to make Italian-style hot chocolate.


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