We arrived at the same time and parked in the circular driveway. Then, after a quick greeting, we headed up the wide path to the front door of the vacant home. Sally Castillo, the lovely young lady in charge of the staging company, was there to share her ideas on preparing the house for sale. […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
The complex where I reside is scheduled to be repainted and it’s amazing to watch how such a project is bringing out so many emotions in people. I was thinking about something I witnessed years ago, North East side of town, close to PV Mall. Those of you who are familiar with Phoenix will know […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I must have been nineteen when I discovered Valentine’s day for lovers. Let me explain. Growing up in Italy where Catholicism was the only game in town, I had heard the tale of San Valentino da Terni, Christian martyr from around the year 496. But the story told to me by the man I happened […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Let me start by saying that the curtain is a make-believe-I’m-a-door for a bathroom. Public bathroom. Women’s public bathroom. I know what you are thinking…’Okay Maria, where in the world did you go to find this?’ On a good day I could jog there from home..not that I would want to. I took the photo […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
The other evening I went to a new restaurant with friends. One of the friends had been there the week before so she was our ‘expert’ so to speak. The place was quite fancy, lots of low couches and dark wood…huge bar, people well dressed…And the menu was so varied we sort of huddled around […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
On Thursday the 29th of December I drove to Sun City to meet award winning, best selling author Julie Moffett. It’s a long ride and since I had to use the 101 I figured this would be a great time for me to stop by the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery located just off Thomas and […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Every December starts out the same way—Christmas already? I feel overwhelmed, I panic. Yesterday more than ever. I had dinner guests due to arrive at 6:30, with everything well planned I felt confident I could even take a short nap before starting some serious cooking. Imagine my panic when, at about 1:30, I received an […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
First, let me tell you, this is not one of my usual blogs. No tales from the past, nor oops from the present. Nope, I’m going to talk about my newsletter. If you’re already a subscriber, skip to the last paragraph, and take a look at the pics because those are the 3 items I […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
I have vague memories of it. Had no idea what it was all about. Back then my English was very limited and I wasn’t familiar with some foods Americans are accustomed to. We lived in Germany at the time. I had zero friends, but my then husband was invited to the home of a coworker. […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
I’m still walking the ferret every morning. For weeks the highlight of her walk was crawling under a huge lantana bush, home of a local bunny. Keep in mind the ferret is nearly blind and only sees moving shadows. It didn’t take long for the bunny to figure that out. All it had to do […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.