Monday, March 21, 2011

Day for Domestics

My biorhythms were really off today. I am sleeping on my Minnesota schedule. This is kind of embarrassing. I've been here for almost a week and I can't fall asleep until - like - 4 a.m.! (10:00 Central time.) Either that or I am really embracing the European way - staying up until 4 a.m. - sleeping late. But, Lee reminded me that the people who do that are out at clubs, partying, drinking and probably having wild sex. We are home by midnight at the latest after dinner.

So, we both just took the day off. Domestics - laundry, marketing, cleaning the apartment and writing. I felt a little bad to waste a day in Rome locked in our apartment, but it is cold and gray outside and I am feeling off my game.

Yesterday, we did take a fantastic walk to the river - crossed over Ponte di Sant'Angelo, an amazing bridge with Bernini angels on each of the ten piers. It was originally the only way to St. Peter's. The heavy traffic of pilgrims literally caused it to collapse in the middle ages, so it was rebuilt to carry more traffic and other bridges were added. The angels are mesmerizing. They make a landing spot for the seagulls, too.

Castel di Sant'Angelo and the bridge bearing its name - lined with Bernini's angels.


  1. How lovely!! I want a seagull to land on my head. Actually, not. I hope you have a long and restful sleep tonight!

  2. It looks like you're having a wonderful time in Rome. I love reading about it!