I am in Italy with Stefano. :-) It is WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL. I got here last night right around 9pm. As I was traveling here I felt like I was heading home and when I saw Stefano I knew I was home. I am so happy and excited and grateful to be here- it is incredible. The trip was long (24 hours) but it went incredibly fast because I was so excited. The first flight (I flew to Zurich and then Zurich to Rome) was interesting because we had such extreme turbulance that I had my first "OMG. I am going to die." airplane moment. And I have never been scared about flying- so that is to say it was pretty bad. Once I got to Rome I took a train to Stefano's town. The second the train stopped I hit the button to open the door and I jumped out and THERE HE WAS!!!! YEAH! I apologize for all of the words in all caps and all of the exclamation points but it is just SO WONDERFUL TO BE HERE AND I AM SO SO SOOOOOO HAPPY!!! :-)
Stefano is going to graduate in four days. He is studying and reading and rereading his thesis. He is quite nervous. Luckily it is almost over and then he will be able to stop worrying. Then we will be able to just sit together and stare at each other and smile. :-) Right now he is studying and I am sitting approximately 1/4 of an inch away from him drawing and reading "Italian for Dummies". Yikes.
Anyway- so I made it here and I feel better than I could even begin to describe. I will try to write every day and tomorrow I will try to post a picture or two. :-) I am SO HAPPY that I am here! What a relief it is to be right where I belong.