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What is the best gift you’ve ever received? Post-a-day 2011

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Crikey, this is a tough one! Who doesn’t love getting gifts in general? How can I choose the best one? What will the people who’ve given me gifts in the past think when they read this and see that they’ve not made the cut? Man, the pressure. I’ve been really lucky so far in the receiving department, having many generous people around me. Coincidence? Maybe.

My brother gave me a stereo. The first one I ever had, thanks bro! Two different friends have given me massage gift certificates, the only times I’ve indulged in such a luxury. My Dad gave me a beautiful black acoustic/electric guitar which is, sadly, sitting in my mother’s basement in another country. Sorry Pop, I’ll have it with me soon. My in-laws gave us a 52 inch flat screen for no apparent reason. Blew my mind and although I can see more pores and imperfections than I ever really wanted to, I  love it. My grandma sends me a $100 every Christmas. Where my widowed grandmother of more than 80 comes up with an extra $100 for her granddaughter who never calls, I have no idea but I always feel terrible spending it. I am eternally grateful for my little girl but who do I thank for her? Surly not my husband because, let’s face it, at the moment of conception it was more like a gift from me to him. You’re welcome Babe.

After careful thought, I have to say that Life is the ultimate gift I’ve been given. Without it, well, where would you be? Not reading this, that’s for sure. Probably on some other blog thinking to yourself “what I REALLY need is a little kickwest in my life”. Seriously though, thanks Mom, you’re a fantastic woman so put down whatever you’re doing, sit and enjoy yourself a minute. The to-do list will be there when you get back up. Dad, I miss you more than you can imagine and I think of you every single day. Thank you, both of you, for giving me the light.

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About eid2323

I've got a lot to say. I guess that's why most people start a blog, right? They've got thoughts, ideas, gripes, whatever, that they feel they must share with the world. Kind of egotistical, no? I mean, who's really going to read this? Am I so interesting that I can hold your attention over the rest of the world wide web? Strange to think that it could be possible. If you've read this far, you should know a little 'about me' as this portion is titled. Ok so, I live in Central Italy with my husband and daughter. He's an Italian citizen, I'm an American citizen which makes our baby...doomed, as well has a dual citizen. The cultures do more than clash. They kick, bite, and beat the crap out of eachother. You have to have a very worldly outlook to marry someone from another country. People around the world are raised very differently from one another. What's perfectly normal in one area of the world is cause for major concern in another. I stand in front of the fan to cool off when it's August and the heat is insane and the humidity keeps you sticky 24 hours a day. My husband is convinced I've some sort of superhuman powers to not have caught some serious illness by doing this. Sound senseless, it is. Italians are full of ridiculous beliefs that hold no ground outside the land of make-believe and nut-cases. But who am I to tell anyone that the sayings of their great-great-great Aunt Maria are bullshit? So I just listen and nod. Well that brings you a bit up to speed on my current situation, yeah? Ok so, read me blog now kiddies. Toodaloo!

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