Musings of an Italian-American Catholic wife, mother, and writer

Musings of an Italian-American Catholic wife, mother, and writer

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Life Lately: Masters Booty, Nova News, Passports, and Planning (the mundane and perfectly ordinary in 6 quick takes)



~1~ What did our Masters guests leave?


Last year we came home from Masters break to find a Bose speaker, a bottle of Woodford Reserve Fine Kentucky Bourbon, 50 bottles of beer, a half dozen bottles of wine, or Grey Goose vodka in the freezer.


This year, it was all about the fruit (lemons, limes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe) and, in the freezer, a box of Marche` de Paris petite French croissants. The croissants pair excellently with my morning cappuccino.


We also found our house even cleaner than when we left. I'm not sure how such a thing possible, but no complaints from me.


This year Masters Week was about the fruit.


~2~ What are we looking forward to?


Nicholas' graduation in two weeks, after which he will come home and get ready for the following:
  • in early June Joe, Nicholas, and I will fly to Little Rock, AK to look for an apartment
  • in mid-June Nicholas flies to Denver, CO for a two week training course
  • while he's in Denver, the moving company will come here to pick up his furniture, etc.
  • in early July Nicholas flies back home, packs the last of his things, and drives to Little Rock where he will move into his new apartment and start his new job.


It's becoming real ...



We'll soon have another engineer in the family.



~3~ And what about Jonathan?


Last summer Jonathan juggled a part time accounting internship with weekend shifts at Arby's. This summer, Jonathan is relieved his Arby's days are over as he will be working full time as an accounting intern at SRNS. (Hooray for paid internships!)


An accounting internship for Jonathan.



~4~ What am I saying goodbye to?


Our Rec room. With the boys coming home, and especially with Nicholas' impending move to Little Rock, our rec room will turn into a depository for mattresses, bed frames, furniture (couch, kitchen table/chairs, bookcases), books, and boxes of who-knows-what. Note to self: embrace the chaos.


Waiting to become a college junk depository.

Soon this area will be full of ... stuff


~5~ Where in the world are my parents?


Funny you should ask because ... they are not here. As I write this, they are on a transatlantic cruise to Spain, Portugal, and Italy. I told Joe that I want to be them when we grow up.


have passport, will travel



~6~ You know that Girls' Trip to Italy that I sponsored two years ago?

Well . . .


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