Archive for the ‘hopes’ Category

I hope it’s soon. We’ve lived at our little humble abode for 8 years or so and we’ve not done much to improve it except for install central air conditioning. That we did straight away because who could dream of living without it in this Texas heat. That’s where the updates end. The end. Still […]

My 2008 will not be spent washing dishes by hand. I am resolved to do some long over due remodeling to our home and that includes getting a dishwasher installed. I would like some new furniture but not sure if that’s in the cards. But if it is, then I would love to have this […]

I can hardly believe our trip to Italy is so near. This photo I found on the Slow Travel web site was taken by B&J from Nebraska on my birthday, Nov. 21, 2006. It seems almost poetic that this beautiful photo I stumbled upon was taken on my birthday last year. She calls it the […]



  Maybe one day I’ll visit Otranto, located in Southern Italy, near Lecce, in the Puglia region. Otranto occupies the site of the ancient Hydrus or Hydruntum, a town of Greek origin, which, in the wars of Pyrrhus and of Hannibal sided against Rome. With a history of control by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Neopolitans […]

Dream big.


Last night I had a dream that we realized one day that we could simply drive to Italy. This came to a huge surprise to us as if we hadn’t known before that such a route existed much less that we were suddenly close enough to do so. In the dream, I even said to […]