Friday, September 14, 2007

Bits and pieces

Thanks for all the kind comments in my previous post. Your words meant a lot to me and touched me deeply. Wednesday turned out to be a very good day filled with good things. I joked that my dad was looking out for Brent and I.

And that evening I noticed that a framed photo I have of my dad, probably the last one we took of him, had shifted its placement a bit on the shelf it sits on in our living room. It's probably nothing at all and something that could have been caused by our typical moving around the condo, but I'd like to think it's something a little more ethereal than that.

In other news, our friends Nicole, Matt, Mary and Mark sent Brent his birthday present yesterday. He is now the proud owner of this lovely painting. Not only did he receive the painting, but it arrived in a lovely (or as Brent described, "over the top") gold frame. I had been warned by our friends ahead of time that I may not want Brent to bring it home, so its home is Brent's office for now. I told him he could put in our guest room, but he might get the most joy out of it there. He agreed. I'm excited to see it in person for myself, though.

Brent and I have been busy finalizing our Italy plans. Only nine more days till we hit the road! This is the first time that Brent and I have really been out of the country together (a day trip to Tijuana doesn't count) and the first time that either of us have been to Italy. I'm so excited about the sites and the food and the people and the shopping and the relaxing and the... EVERYTHING! I'm part Italian and can't wait to see where my "people" came from and how they live present-day. Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!

"I look just like you! Only prettier... hey, I bet we even share brain waves! Are you thinking about Gelato? Cause I am!" - Robo-Brenda, Inspector Gadget

13 comments:

  1. Enjoy Avenue Q tonight!! We saw it last night and it was Very Good.

    xoxo,
    TDR

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  2. All I can hear in my head now is Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice." Nice.

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  3. I can't believe your trip is on 9 days away! I'm happy to hear you had a great day. :)

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  4. italy will be amazing, we went in 01 and get this, we went with Contiki tours lol. don't know if you know them but they were like the travel group that does tours for 18-30 year olds

    anyway when you get back, i propose we should meet, wemo, jolene, alyssa, california girl, whachathink???

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  5. That sounds like a plan, Kay!

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  6. italy?! how fun! i'm jealous!

    wednesday's post brought tears to my eyes. i'm so sorry ...

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  7. can't wait to meet you girls!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait for you to blog about it!

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  8. Italy is coming up so, so soon! So excited!

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  9. Very exciting! Can't wait to read about your Italy trip :)

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  10. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE that painting. Wasn't expecting that when I clicked on the link.

    You're not gonna want to leave Italy. Don't do tours, it's so much more fun discovering Italy on your own or with the help of locals.

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  11. Ahh! Italy! I'm so excited for yoU!

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  12. Angela8:00 AM

    my parents were in Italy early this summer, and they loved it! my mom said when you order water, they asked if you wanted gas or no gas basically - do you want a bottle of Arrowhead or Perrier? lol

    i hope you have a great time! try the pizza! :)

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  13. i'm seriously choked up from your quickie story about the photo of your dad. he is very much with you, every day.

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