Today is my first real day off in a very long time. It was great to sleep in this morning, rustling around in my sheets and rolling over every time I heard the Church bells (which in Italy, is near constantly). I even indulged myself in some pancakes and a few episodes of The Simpsons.
But the rest of my day will be spent cleaning. It's been too long since my house had a thorough scrubbing, top to bottom, so it's way overdue. Plus, my friends Rob, Colin, Nick, and Alex are arriving on Wednesday. We'll be spending a week in Italy and then a week in Spain. This vacation is well-deserved, and I can't wait.