Love Thursday: Love on the Rocks

I wasn’t going to post today, but since Judith in Umbria is dying to know what’s happening here in Calabria (see her pleading comment to yesterday’s post here) *and* I was blessed with many visions of love this morning, here I am!

Mom is still with us (woohoo!), and we’ve been spending lots of time talking and shopping and cooking and walking with the pooches.

Oh, and also going to the beach, as we did this morning after getting up bright and early to beat the crowd. That’s a joke, by the way, as many of the Italians around here won’t start really going to the beach until next month at the earliest.

But if you’re interested, come on down! The water’s fabulous!

So Mom and I spent a couple early morning hours relaxing by and in the Ionian Sea and then we headed for cappuccini, a visit with P’s mom, two quick stops to pick up rosemary and olive foccaccia from the bread shop and veal cutlets from my favorite butcher and then we came back to the village for lunch with P.

Such a fabulous day and it’s only 3 p.m. as I type this!

So much love in the air and since today is Love Thursday, I’m sure you know that I happened to find some heart-shaped rocks at the beach to share with you:

Love on the Rocks on Flickr

Love on the Rocks!

Come on Neil Diamond fans (Mom included);
you know you want to sing along!

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

18 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Love on the Rocks”
  1. Joanne at frutto della passione
    06.26.2008

    And to think, I’ve been cooped up in an office all day, except for the stinky, sweaty subway ride.
    Can you all say envy boys and girls, but in a good way πŸ˜‰

    Joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..SHF – Mmm…Canada Sweet edition Butter tarts

    Sorry Joanne; I’ll think of you tomorrow when we’re at the beach again if that helps πŸ˜‰

  2. 06.26.2008

    Much Love on this Love Thursday. Great Rocks.
    I don’t understand why they can’t go to the beach now!
    It’s funny actually. Thank Goodness when I went to Sicily it was the end of June and I made
    my cousin take me to the beach. And then we walked to it every morning for two months!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Hey Joanne were we on the same train. My subway ride was kinda warm too.

    Lucia’s last blog post..Sick Car Putting Me In Poor House

    Well in the Italians’ defense, today *is* a weekday and vacation won’t come until August πŸ˜‰ I’m sure more than a handful go to the beach on the weekends, but I avoid it as I prefer a relaxing time πŸ™‚

  3. 06.26.2008

    I LOVE Love Thursdays! πŸ™‚

    Christina Arbini’s last blog post..Reality Bites…And Some Great Musical Memories

    Me too πŸ™‚

  4. 06.26.2008

    This weekend, my nephew gift me a rock shaped like a heart. It is beautiful and made me really excited. I love these expressions of love
    Love Thursday!!
    Kisses from Spain

    Conchi’s last blog post..Falles de Barruera

    Aw, heart stones are in the air! I love it πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Conchi πŸ™‚

  5. 06.26.2008

    Love those rocks. It sounds heavenly where you live. One day I will get to Italy. We were going to go two years ago, but our female dog ruptured a disk in her back and had to have surgery…there went our trip to Italy and Ireland too. Yikes.

    But we love her so…it was worth the sacrifice.

    thotlady’s last blog post..Website

    Oh absolutely worth it! Hope your doggie was OK!

  6. Luigi
    06.26.2008

    so, should anybody ever accuse you of having a heart of stone, you can now answer “Of course. more then one actually”

    Hah! I can even loan them out if anyone is interested πŸ˜‰

  7. 06.26.2008

    *HUGE* smiles… Love Thursday is my favorite! Glad you are having a wonderful time. Wish I was splashing around and playing with you there too. Hi to mom.

    XO
    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..Slipping Away

    Wish you were here too…lots of splashing this morning πŸ™‚

  8. 06.26.2008

    Now that was a sweet gorgeous photo.

    jennifer’s last blog post..as high as I could get

    Thanks Jennifer; I have so much fun with LT πŸ™‚

  9. 06.26.2008

    Wow, what a great day…hope you had many more hours of joy on Love Thursday!

    I absolutely love sea glass, stones, and tiles. when we were in Positano I collected so much of it and now display it lovingly around our apartment!

    Too bad the water in Pos in May wasn’t as warm as I’m sure it is now…I braved the icy depths anyway πŸ™‚

    Eryn’s last blog post..Things I’m currently Loving…

    That’s the spirit Eryn! I only got two tiny pieces of sea glass today, but I’ll get back there for sure πŸ™‚

  10. Sandy
    06.26.2008

    What a great “love thursday” – I am so happy that you have your mom with you and you can spend time together. I can feel the love between the two of you in the way you write.

    p.s. the rocks are beautiful!

    Thanks Sandy πŸ™‚

  11. Ursula
    06.26.2008

    I’m so sitting here singing Neil in my head!!! Happy LT!

    Ursula’s last blog post..Call To Action-Stand up to Big Oil!!

    Sorry Ursula! Hope you enjoy Neil at least πŸ™‚

  12. 06.27.2008

    Anna Sofia picked up a rock that was shaped like a heart at the playground today. Quinky dink! Now if I only knew where she put it??? πŸ™‚

    Hah that’s too funny!

  13. I thought of Neil Diamond as well with I saw that title. ha.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Flashback Friday – Milli Vanilli – “Girl You Know It’s True”

    Sweet Caroline…bum bum bum…..

  14. 06.27.2008

    Now that’s much better. I’d be tempted to come down and test the waters except my entire social life for the year and most of my working life are collifing over the next week.

    So, sending wafts of gentle whatever down to Calabria. Eat some peaches.

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..Made in America: Sandwich Buns

    Am doing lots of peach-eating. ‘Tis truly lovely thanks πŸ™‚

  15. 06.28.2008

    What a lovely day! Beautiful rocks, too. I want to come to Calabria and hang out with you and your mom. And swim!

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday – Brunch with Anno and Mint Pesto

    Yes, yes! Come!

  16. 01.21.2010

    browsing around your pretty blog and found this post. I collect heart shaped rocks and thought it so nice that someone else notices them as well. Looks like all the pretty ones are in Italy.

    I’ve always loved collecting rocks in general, but it’s especially hard to let a heart-shaped one there on the beach….thanks for coming by Sarah!

  17. 04.15.2010

    I knew I wasn’t the only one who looked for heart shaped rocks! I always pick them up when we walk on the beach! See my post: http://livecheapmakeart.blogspot.com/2007/03/vietri-sul-mare-bay-of-salerno.html

    Love it, Rosemary!

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