But enough with my excuses! I have been unfaithful to you, oh my dear readers, and for that I am so ashamed! I do hope you shall extend the hand of mercy to me, for that which I have done, and do not lose hope, for I shall not leave you again!
I'm afraid that tonight I will be posting no pictures, for I lack the energy to dig for my camera cord! But perhaps tomorrow I'll put up a few. Wouldn't that be lovely?
Yes, I am sure you are all on the very edges of your seats.
What I have I been up to? Well, we went into the Colosseum! It was actually all very overwhelming, and to think of how many people came there to sit and be entertained by gore under the sweltering, Roman summer sun is mind boggling. Seeing the box where the emperors once sat, and the stone "bleachers" where the poorest of poor strained their eyes to see the fleshly violence on the hot sand... it's unbelievable, humbling, and the walls are positively dripping with history and beauty, life and death.
We also took a look around Palatine hill! We went into little museums with statues, most missing limbs, heads, and some even missing their noses! Mom, Dad, and I were all blown away by how the artists used to sculpt marble to look like fabric, fabric that looks soft to the touch. Each statue is intricate, and the entire trip was surreal. There are buildings all around, and these are buildings where Cicero, Augustus Caesar, and more lived. Nothing about the "eternal city" of Rome is ho-hum, that's for sure.
Let's see... we went to Naples again on Saturday, and stocked up on some more essentials. Get this: I DIDN'T SLEEP. The whole way there!! I'm very proud... ;) It's a straight road, almost, to Naples, so I can read in the car without getting carsick. And so I did (told you I love these books) and Mama quizzed Dad and me on some conversational Italian. (Mi chiamo Carolina! Sono sedici anni! Mi piace gelato!)
Oh, and on Friday, I went to our amazing mall, Euroma 2 (2 being "due"), with three new friends! I'm so happy to have made friends here; honestly I was terribly worried I wouldn't be able to make any. We had such a great time, and the cherry on top was when I ordered two extra spoons, since we were all sharing two frozen-espresso things, and the cashier understood me! (Due cucchiai piu, per favore?) (Does anyone know how to post accents above letters on blogger? Piu should have an accent over the u. Thanks in advance!)
Saturday night, Daddy and I made a yummy dinner of chicken scallopine, which turned out fantastically. Thank you, Pioneer Woman.
Today, Sunday (Domenica), we went to our new church for the first time! It's Scottish Presbyterian, and the people there were very kind, and the hymns were all beautiful "oldies." The church had an ornate ceiling, and a gorgeous view from the rooftop terrace where we had refreshments after the service. All in all, it was very nice, but I honestly miss my dear Trinity church more than I had anticipated. I guess when you attend such a phenomenal church from the age of 7, you get a little attached. :)
Well, it's getting late and I've got to be up rather early in the morning, but I will get back to you soon.