I anticipate that my days will also be full of helping out with the guests to the school. Today, a couple from Colorado is here, but later in the week, there will be 13. Thankfully, Fabrizia has a fair amount of help--several cooking assistants, a housekeeper, gardeners (including one from Scotland who I find delightful), and farmers. But, in for no other reason than entertainment and hands-on time, I hope to help out in the gardens and in the kitchen.
My Italian is coming bit by bit. Yesterday was full of "Grazie" and "Piacere" (Thank you and nice to meet you), but today I added some simple sentences. I struggle to understand the Sicilian accent, but hopefully it will get easier every day.