Instead of going for sushi for dinner tonight as planned, we were invited to eat dinner with our American friends who live here and who are leaving in a few weeks to go back to New York. Dave and I are both sad that they're leaving Florence. We have shared some great moments together, like going to Venice.
On the way to the restaurant, I felt a bit guilty that we changed our plans, but we only have a short time left to go out with our friends. Dave and I will celebrate Mother's day another time.
When I saw the table that they were sitting at, I wasn't sure if there would be someone else joining us since the table was set for five. They have so many out-of-town guests that it wouldn't have surprised me.
I asked Stef if someone else was coming and when she said no, I laughed. It must be my mom, I thought. I had a feeling that we'd be having dinner with her tonight to celebrate Mother's day, but since we changed plans, I didn't know what would happen.
My friends got a little freaked out when I told them that I knew there'd be a fifth seat at our table.
We had a great time with them as usual enjoying great food over a bottle of Chianti. They're having a good-bye party on Sunday that we wish, in a way, wasn't going to take place at all. The countdown has begun and we will miss them greatly. But, New York isn't that far away...is it?
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