He was sure he wanted to go.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
He was sure he wanted to go.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
(In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here's what they sing)
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita Bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
When the stars make you drool
just like pasta fagiole
When you dance down the street
with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream
but you know you're not dreaming signore
Scusa me, but you see, back in old Napoli
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wendy at http://ofbooksandboys.blogspot.com/ sent me this award that really made my day. She is relatively new to blogging...but not to writing. She writes very, very well so please visit her site. And one neat thing about her that I recently discovered? She was once invited to tea at Buckingham Palace! Now that's classy!
Then, Lisa at http://www.arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/ gave me this award which, coming from her, was a WOW! moment. I love visiting her site , and I can't remember a time that doing so didn't bring a smile, or a laugh, or a contemplative moment. And truthfully, I have learned many things about my faith from her!
And now...I'd like to give both awards (I hope I'm not breaking any blogging rules by giving away both at once!) to the following:
Kathryn at http://little-men.blogspot.com/. I love visiting her blog and her large family. They've been battling "coughing, wheezing, and fevers" (her exact words!) for three weeks, so send a little cheer their way!
mg at http://www.dontdroolonmybluesuedeshoes.blogspot.com/. She has a very witty sense of humor...but you won't see it until after Easter because she gave up the internet for Lent.
Finally, Soutenus at http://catholicnotebook.blogspot.com/. Her site is a great source for all things inspirational, plus she really, really was serious about reciting "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in Italian!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
This short video highlights some of the differences between Italy and the rest of Europe; while very funny, I have to say (insert whisper): it's pretty accurate! Just ask my husband.
In fact, the clip about the road signs made my husband cringe...some memory involving a rental car, and a small Tuscan town we couldn't find, and jet lag, and two sleepy boys, and one toddler who didn't like his rental carseat, and a wife who wasn't very helpful because she was more interested in looking at the countryside than boring street signs!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Bill rescued derelict dogs and crazy cats,
he rescued mauled mice and ravenous rats.
He rescued a manic mongoose,
and don’t forget the ghastly moose.
He saved a lizard,
he saved a snake,
he even saved his Uncle Jake!
Finally he saved a pig and hog,
and took all these to his home made of logs.
His Mom used just one puff,
to tell Bill enough is enough.
Ol’ Bill didn’t even see
That all these animals had fleas!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
But two years ago Lent got off to an unusual start...
I attended an Ash Wednesday service, received my ashes, and when I got into my car I looked in the rearview mirror.
I had a huge CSI thumbprint on my forehead. Not a cross, mind you...a huge THUMBPRINT! I mean, I was a walking, talking advertisement for the television series, complete with their signature fingerprint in which you can see every whorl and ridge.
So, and I am embarrassed to admit this, I wiped the ashes/thumbprint off.
End of the irreverent story. I'll write something more profound tomorrow...after all, it will be Ash Wednesday.
Monday, February 4, 2008