Ok, so I just wrote a half hour's worth of my continuing adventures, and it all went away--disappeared into the netherworlds of cyberia.
I'll do it again soon, but I don't have the wherewithal right now, so I'll just give a brief summary:
Still in Rome.
Saw the Collosseum
Saw Vatican City (mmm, saw Michaelangelo's "Pieta," which made me cry)
Saw a free concert of Two Tenors outside the Collosseum last night, which will be aired on PBS later this month
Leaving today, destination yet-to-be-determined
Am the happiest girl in the whole world :)
I wish you all well on the homefront!