Friday, March 02, 2012

A Breath of Fresh Air

I am a pretty healthy girl. Since I quit smoking in 1995 and quickly thereafter my stressful newspaper job, I have rarely been ill. I would even go as far to say that I haven't even had a cold in several years.

Until I got to Italy.

I've been sick three times this winter (twice in February). I am not stressed out so I suspect that it has something to do with the air quality here.... not good.

I also sneeze constantly even when I'm not sick.

Occasionally, we get a nice rain and it purifies things but usually the air here is so brown that you can't see the gorgeous Dolomite foothills that are just 30 miles away.

My Italian neighbors use their wood-burning fireplaces for heat. On these crisp 30-40 degree nights I like to sleep with the window open but honestly, I think I'm doing more harm than good - I'm shutting the windows.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDITH...HOPE THIS IS THE BEST EVER FOR YOU!!!
WE DO APPRECIATE YOUR MORE AND MORE AS THE YEARS GO BY...THANKS FOR BEING IN OUR FAM!!

LOVE,
YOUR IN-LAWS..OR OUT-LAWS..YOU CHOOSE

edith said...

Thank you Out-Laws!

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