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Something Worth Celebrating

Today was a good day. A sweetheart of a day. An almost perfect day. For me, it is Valentine’s Day Due. And, although I have never been a huge fan...

Successfully Planted

I wanted to write this post to my fellow expats. To those of you who have made the move – and made a successful life for yourselves in a new...

Traveling Home

I wrote this blog after I arrived back in the states. I am now back in Italy – but wanted to share the post lo stesso! Ciao! ******* 25.5 hours,...

Something to be Said

There is something to be said about selling 75% of your wordly belongings, packing 20% into an air-controlled storage unit, and lugging the other 5% back and forth over 6,000...

’tis the season to be…

Shopping! Today is Tuesday, December 12 – only 12 more shopping days until Christmas morning. Twelve days until our stockings are stuffed, our turkeys are stuffed, and, well, we are...

Mi dispiace?

I just read a comment posted by a fellow expat and I found some of the comments rather timely, as Peppe and I just debated the timeless question…”Does love really...

Four Short Years

Today marks the day Peppe and I chose as our dating anniversary. Four years ago he was in Texas on that first exploratory visit. He had been there two days,...

TANTI AUGURI!!

….these are the words Italians say when they want to send you “wishes” for something, such as your birthday, a graduation, or a holiday. So, today, as one of the...

My Big Surprise!

  For the last four months Peppe has been telling me he had a surprise for me. I love surprises, and I bugged him constantly for hints and ideas as...

A New Perspective

Looking back over the last few blog entries I’ve made, I realize how preoccupied I have been with insignificant details … events in my life which, no matter how hard...

The Visa Fairies

So, I joined this online forum for people who are Expats in Italy. I have mentioned the site on here a few times and I have a link to it...

Sophia Lauren: Trials and Tribulations of a Puppy in Calabria

This is a big “Thank You” to everyone who has been following Sophia’s Saga. I am proud to report that since I “stole” her back from the PdP, things have...
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