What Is Hip? Part Two!

  Hi Everyone! Here I am at day 10 post surgery. I have to say that my recovery has been very different than the norm in that I got off all pain meds except Tylenol a few days after the surgery. I certainly don’t recommend this for everyone and I would not have done it…

Summer Adventures in the Europe Less Travelled! July 2013

    A little over 2 years ago, my husband and I purchased a home in an ancient hilltop village in Southern Italy. The village has been there for hundreds of years, before America even existed.(Yes, I know the land mass existed at that time. I am talking about America, the conceptual realization of the…

EEEEEEEEEE! So Exciting!!!!!! October 2013

Hey Everyone! I am sooo excited! My new website is getting more and more polished and I am posting all my favorite articles here! Please understand that they were written over the last few years so the dates are all Caddywhompus. (Geez, I never learned how to spell caddywhompus, Kaddywhompus: Adjective, used to describe things…

I MADE IT! Cremona and Santa Domenica! July 2012

    Hi Everyone! This article I wrote two summers ago while I was at home in our village of Santa Domenica Talao in Southern Italy. Our village and Southern Italy in general was quite new to us at the time and every day was like a treasure hunt of beautiful things to see, wonderful,…

Vistas; Go To The Mountain

Vistas I have been thinking a lot lately and mostly, I have been thinking of friends of mine who, years ago were confronted by a life made unbearable by certain people in it. At that time, they were declining physically and spiritually. If they had remained where they were and made no changes, they tell…

Discussions On Bidets and Other Sensitive Areas

Discussions on Bidets and Other Sensitive Areas Ok!  I know! Many of you are shying like startled horses and averting your eyes fearing what is to come next but, I do know for a fact that many an American, faced with a bidet has no idea what to do with it. I, myself spent almost…