Hi beautiful people!

A month has passed since my last blog post and I’m happy to report that life is back to normal in our household. Since I’m feeling much more relaxed, I’ve thought that it would be fun to share something about me that not everybody knows. So, without further ado, here we go:

  1. If you have never listened to one of my podcast interviews, you might not know that I have a strong Italian accent. Although I try my best to lessen it, I can’t seem to have much success with it.
  2. I might be one of the few Italians who doesn’t like cheese, especially the hard, smelly cheese that Italy is famous for. Since I was a kid, I could never stand to be even in the same room when my dad ate, with very much gusto, his piece of pecorino cheese. Who knows why? Everybody else in my family simply loves cheese. When I finally had kids, for the first time in my life, I had to handle parmesan cheese for their pastas. Talk about a mother’s unconditional love!
  3. I love fast cars, but truly dislike driving in urbanized areas. I get nervous when other drivers share the road. If it were up to me, the automatic cars would already be the norm, and I’m truly rooting for Tesla and Google to be completely successful in their endeavors, so I can only drive for pleasure and never have to drive for any other reason. But, although my dream will come true in the next few years, I’ve had to drive all my life anyway because it wouldn’t have been fair for my kids to have the strange mom who didn’t want to drive them anywhere. So, I’m happy to report, that no swim/soccer/fencing/guitar/class or lesson were missed in the process.
  4. Before I started my career as a writer, I mainly painted and sculpted, and I had quite a following as a ‘cold porcelain’ artist. The above picture is a bouquet atop a cold porcelain egg. I made more than one hundred of them for my niece’s baptism. Here is the link for the homemade cold porcelain dough’s recipe if you want to try your hand at it.
  5. I walk my beagle every day for at least an hour and I read my Kindle the entire time. I’ve only hit a low branch once.