Not to be overly dramatic or anything but I mailed a Mother's Day card to my mother-in-law last week (like Monday or Tuesday) and she got it on SATURDAY! Can you believe it??? Shockingly, my mom's Hallmark store in small-town Oklahoma carries cards in Italian, German, Spanish and French. lol Probably, a store in Dallas does too, but I sure can't find it!
So she sent me a "Festa della Mamma" card and I sent it last week, thinking it would take about a week to get there. But it took less. I couldn't believe it. lol We've never had a huge problem with the Italian post like some have but it usually takes some time. YAY! Better early than late =)
On another note, I read a really good book this week. The kind that intrigued me AND made me laugh. Kept me up late late late and I finished it in 2 days! It's called The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips. It is her first book and is set in the 1600's in Venice. It is about "the Spanish Conspiracy". Some scholars say the Spanish officials had a plan to takeover Venice; others say it was the Venetian Council themselves who circulated the rumors. Whichever is true, the book is great. I really like her writing style. She switches between present day and the 1600's with ease. It's very descriptive without being "too much" (like Frances Mayes can be, but I still mostly like her). It also makes you want to run out and hit a library with historical texts and letters. Pour through them for days, weeks, months and develop your own historical theory! hehe
Well, maybe that is only me. lol However, I look forward to her next book due out next year. You should pick it up if you see it. It's an interesting read!