Italian Favorite: Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich

Whew, we’re back from vacation.  It was wonderful.  Really.  But I also need a nap.  To be precise, I need several naps that last for at least 2 hours each.  In lieu of naps, I give you a very brief recipe.  On the trip, we ate lots of good food.  Italy and Switzerland didn’t survive…

D.C. Adventures

We found ourselves in Washington, D.C. yesterday (for a whopping total of 4 hours), and I soaked up as much city architecture as possible.  We decided it would be a good test run for Scott’s old (and much beloved by Scott) sandals.  Will they stand up to hikes and treks and adventures in Europe?  Turns…

(Surprise) Vacation!

We’ve been planning another trip to Italy almost since the moment we got home from our honeymoon.  Well, if I’m being precise, we started planning the moment we lost all of our honeymoon pictures that have us together in one frame, which was about three months after our honeymoon.  But the exciting new twist to…

Monday is for Daydreams

Sometimes the best recommendation for a Monday is to daydream (in responsible doses that make your day better while letting you get something done in the real world… Surgeon General’s work-time warning).  Today, I’m thinking about future travel.  National Geographic is such an enabler, too. The Dolomites?  Sure!  I love what a combination of peaceful…

Finally Friday

I know it’s been a short work week for me so far (fifth work day coming up tomorrow), but it feels like it’s been a long work week.  I’m sure you understand. As a result of said week, I’m daydreaming my way through lunch pretty seriously.  One of my two excellent college roommates and I…

Remembering India

Today’s goals are all fairly mundane and non-blog-worthy–making a doctor’s appointment, unpacking a few of the very last boxes, and you get the picture.  So I’ll tell you what I’m thinking about instead. As I look up phone numbers online, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is playing on TV.  The movie is about a group…

Rocky Mountain High

Last week finished with a bang in addition to July 4th fireworks.  I had the pleasure of going to Denver to meet the son of one of my awesome college roommates.  He’s two and a half (the son, not the roommate, who is female), and it was high time that we met.  Plus, I wanted to hang out…