I try to say no, because sometimes I really am full, but they reply, "Now Marissa, don't be shy, take the third cookie, please." It's hard to say no, especially when they're coming at you with a gorgeous little plate of something or, if they're really clever, a pre-wrapped package that I have to take. They say, "Marissa you're looking so thin!" (Gaunt, actually, is the word they use.) "You're doing way too much Zumba, here, please take this molten lava cake I just made."
Last week Nietta, gotta love her, made me adorable heart shaped waffles with a decadent chocolate sauce drizzled on top. Then, Maria gave me a jar of this gorgeous cherry jam her friend made. Meanwhile the scale is tipping and they're calling me gaunt. Go figure.
[Nietta's waffles and Maria's jam]
And speaking of women, today is Women's Day in Italy (Festa della Donna) and one of the discos in town is having a women-only party! Of course we're all going. I'll post photos to the Facebook page tomorrow! Happy Women's Day!