By now, those of you following my blog are aware of my connection with Home Fur Good. I tend to sign up for outdoor events because I like to walk around and meet new people and pets. In this case I took on Doggie Street Festival, at Steel Indian Park. It’s almost a bad joke, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pope Gregory XIII must be rolling over in his mausoleum. According to Wikipedia, Pope Gregory is credited for reforming the calendar in 1582. I, for one, believe that fact because I remember as a kid checking our Italian calendar daily to see whose namesake fell on that day. You see, the calendar lists a saint […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
It’s the day AFTER Christmas, we ate, we drank, we exchanged presents and good wishes, and now, most of us are left with the clean-up. It’s my duty to give you a valid excuse to sit down, put your feet up and reminisces about old Christmases. Here are a few of mine. That’s the cover […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
I wear reading glasses. Lucky for me, I’ve only needed minor changes over the years. I’m referring to the prescription part. Every three or four years I buy two pair of glasses, one to wear and one spare. Last month I had to use the spare as, once again, I sat on my glasses and […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
What do you talk about on a perfect fall evening, while sitting outside on the Veneto Trattoria patio, sipping a chilled Spritz? Italy and operas, what else? My international traveling friends described their delightful experience in Verona, Italy. For those of you who don’t know, both Verona and Vicenza, where I come from, are neighboring […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
A sound startled me. Loud, and high above me. Except, alone in the park only sky shown over my head. Make that sky and fowls, because up, up, in perfect V formation flew a flock of ducks or geese. A loud flock, and I dare say, happy. The birds sounded like a group of cheerleaders […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Why do I have so many winter clothes in my closet? November is here and in Phoenix the daily temperature is still in the high 80s. The last thing I need is wooly mittens. The ones I’m looking at are over forty years old, almost antiques. Believe it or not, when I first moved to […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
It started with some old bread. After the kids’ visit I had half a loaf left. Instead of letting it dry up I could give it to the ducks I saw floating on the canal. I live steps from the water, and with the Phoenix summer maybe the ducks could use something to snack on. […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
I added the zip code to a letter, paused to give thanks to whoever came up with the idea. Simplifies mail delivery, right? Especially in a big city like Phoenix. Not sure zip codes would matter in my little town in Italy. I don’t know how people in Novale receive mail these days; been gone too […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today is different, I have to take no-name-girl to the vet. At 9:30 a.m.. Not bad you’re thinking. By that time some people have already put in a few hours of hard work. Fair enough. Except, she’s a ferret. Experienced exotic animals vets are hard to find and in this case our chosen one is […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.