Welcome to Quattro per Venerdì, the Italian edition of Four for Friday. As mentioned in my last post, Jon and I just returned from Italy where we visited Joel and Mallory. Instead of giving you a post of all the things you might expect to see from a trip to Italy*, I thought I would … More Quattro per Venerdì!
Two days shy of a month, Hubby and I didn’t see each other but with one brief 24-hour period shoved at the center. For the last two and a half weeks, I have been visiting my brother, Joel, and his wife, Mallory, in Italy. I brought Jon. Yes. I’m sure I have dozens upon dozens … More 28 days
I might be the type of girl who could have benefited from attending an all girls high school. Not because I was particularly boy crazy, but because once I had a boyfriend; I was done. Don’t get me wrong. I maintained an A average, stayed focused on the things I cared about (practicing violin three … More Grounds for Sculpture
I’ve told myself I was done blogging. But, gosh darn it, I’ve missed it. I’ve thought on and off about other ways to keep such a perfect chronicle of my life happenings and among the options included were: keeping a Word document (too easy to forget about/get lost with countless other files), a diary (my brain … More Radio Gaga
Spoiler alert. Today’s post is about one of my favorite parts of my trip to Rome. I’ve been trying my best to hold off on sharing it until the very end, but I simply cannot. When my brother and his wife first moved to Rome, amidst the stammers and awkward pauses in their language classes*, … More La Locanda dei Girasoli
It strikes me odd how I can talk about doing something with little fear, yet when this certain something approaches, I react as if I never expected to be faced with the faintest bit of pause towards its happening. Then I find myself in a bit of a predicament. All the blissful ignorance of my … More Flying Solo
I realize my blogging the past few weeks has been spotty, at best. In fact, this is my first post this month. Yikes. I wish I could give a solid reason why, but ultimately it’s a matter of searching. Searching for what I want to devote the majority of my time and energy to and … More World Down Syndrome Day, 2018
For a few magical hours Friday night, Jon was a king. For one night, he was in a place where his disability didn’t make him a minority, but instead, raised him up to shine. Friends, you know I have no loyalty to any sports teams or athletes. I choose who I’m rooting for based on … More Shine.
I haven’t posted about what I’m currently reading since February….2017.* And unfortunately, if you’re hoping for an update, that isn’t what I’m giving today.** *Shameful, I know. **However, now that I’ve noticed this absence, and certainly am not currently still reading the books from last year’s post, I will right this wrong promptly. I read … More Be Fierce.
I was gifted the role of cruise planner for our family cruise. Which meant I micromanaged every little detail in order to ensure everything went as smoothly as it possibly could. And while it may seem like I’m exaggerating, I promise you, I am not. There were emails. There were handouts. There were meetings. Because I … More The Saran Wrap Game, Real Jersey Style