English course is a great way to find people and I enjoy being the teacher of English rather than the student of Italian for a few hours each week. There are old and young people, singles and families. We get to share a spiritual thought at the end of the lesson so I hope some of our students will grow an interest in the church from that.
I haven't eaten that much pasta yet but I've had gelato like everyday. We usually have two or three pranzo appointments with people each week and the food has been pretty good. The problem is they won't let me stop eating when I'm full. Despite all of this, I've lost 12 pounds since I've got here. I think it's due to all the walking up hills and sweating I do everyday.
All of the appliances are working again, including the air conditioner, so life is pretty good. I understand half of what is going on most of the time depending on the age of the speaker.