An Autumnal Celebration

When we were in college, we lived in married student housing on campus of CU Boulder. (Go Buffs!) It would be so easy to focus on the hard parts of that time of our lives – having a baby (and then another) without health insurance, living off student loans, hot water radiators in our apartment […]

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The Latest News

Life in our little house on our little street continues to move in a circular motion and frankly, I’m getting tired of dwelling on the covid stuff. But then again I want to remember this later on so I can see how God has worked through it for good (and I know He will), because […]

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Making Nocino (and a recipe)

I love that Italy is so full of traditions…us Italians like to celebrate every little thing. Many are done because our Grandmother did it, or her Grandmother, or hers. Here’s another to add to the list…the making of Nocino. In celebration of St John the Baptists birth, a liquor is made that has hints of […]

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Grown Up Boys

I am the first to admit that my adult children’s lives look nothing like I thought they would…but I’ll also be the first to admit that I didn’t really think about it all that much when they were younger. I mean, we were in the trenches back then and if everyone was fed, watered and […]

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Summer Lovin’

I’ve been in a state of ‘somewhat summer’ for the last few months…the whole no work (and now furloughed) thing has had me home and in a weird space. I’m used to having summers off and the norm for us is to have a few trips planned and an endless lineup of garden parties happening […]

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On and On and On We Go

Shelter in place, week 10. Ten. TEN TEN TEN. It’s a lot like the movie Groundhog Day around here and while I’m thankful to live in a state that is taking this all very seriously…I. Am. Over. It. Plan meals. Cook meals. Eat meals. Clean up after meals. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. It’s all just […]

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What Will I Learn?

As we begin WEEK SEVEN (yep, yelling that fact) of sheltering in place, I’m now at the point of wondering if and when things will ever seem normal again. But then again, what is normal anyway? I’m missing a random assortment of ‘my’ normal things – a quick run into the grocery store for the […]

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Sheltered

We are beginning our fifth week of being quarantined and while I had grand plans for how I was going to spend my time each day…get up, have coffee, shower, do the laundry, take a long walk while listening to an audio book, write for a few hours, clean the whole house (and this was […]

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2019 – The Year I Cried

It really was. Ok, so maybe I didn’t cry the WHOLE year all the way through, but it sure felt like a good chunk of 2019 was me either crying, or trying not to cry, or thinking about crying. Life, ya’ll. I could spell it all out, but it’s basically a combination of all the […]

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On Being A Secretary (of Juliet)

When Verona, Italy said ‘yes’ to me coming to be a Secretaria di Giulietta – or a Secretary of Juliet, the plans began to take shape for that guy that I like so much’s Sabbatical. I will write more on the other places we visited – Istanbul! Sicily! Venice! but a full week in Verona […]

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