The first snow.
I have been away for three weeks in Milan visiting my son. I just got back last night. It snowed all across Europe last week. The snow delayed my return. I had to wait till the roads were clear enough to travel. The day I left the sun came out for the first time in a week. It was a beautiful sight to see the snow under the sparkling light of the sun. The roads were clean but the snow-covered everything else. The trees were white, the houses were white and the fields were white. It was really beautiful.
My son is having a difficult time in school this year. There is so much to study. Italian schools make our schools seem like kindergarten. They require so much from the students. I hope he will be able to adjust. I found him a tutor to help him with his lessons. I don’t know what else to do. The math this year alone is more than I could manage. Besides math he has Latin, History, Mythology, Religion, Geography, English, Italian and Literature.
I returned home to a house that needs cleaning. There is so much dust I don’t know where to start. It’s cold here now so my work outside is finished till spring. I will have plenty of time to clean house this winter. Today is Thanksgiving. I am not going to cook this year. We have been invited by an American friend to her house tomorrow for dinner. If she hadn’t called I would have forgotten about it.