Home Sweet Temporary Home

Our house sale went through, and we are settled into our temporary headquarters – an apartment in a nice complex not far from our old house. The feeling that this is temporary has permeated everything – we have a storage unit with our non-essentials, a spare bedroom full of boxes that we don’t want to unpack yet, and we are looking ahead at what is yet to come…

Home Sweet Temporary Home

Home Sweet Temporary Home

So many things in progress…hopefully something interesting to report soon!

A New Passenger on the Journey

After 3 years of infertility…in the midst of making the decision about whether or not to abandon fertility treatments…while considering what our adoption options were…we found out that we have a baby on the way.

Boo Radley

Boo Radley

Boo Radley, as we have come to call him/her, is to arrive somewhere around the end of January.

What does this mean for us? We have absolutely no idea! We are excited about our new baby, we have a pending house sale, and some freedom just at our fingertips…so we’re headed full speed ahead with our Lifetime List, with our new passenger! :-)

Well That Was Fast

We accepted a purchase agreement on the house! In a short and sweet nine days no less. Inspection is in two weeks, crossing our fingers that all goes smoothly and we have a SOLD on our for sale sign soon! … [Continue reading]


Did you know that if you list your house in March in the Great White North, they have to shovel to put the sign in? lol

As of today our house is on the market - and in a fabulous show of the Seller's Market we have in this area, we have three showings scheduled! Crossing our fingers that this could be a quick process, because even the OCD-Me is not looking … [Continue reading]

House Happenings


After our decision that we were going to move if our house appraised high enough, we made a list of projects that we could/should do before we list the house. Item #1 (by far the biggest project) was our main bathroom on the second floor, as we've … [Continue reading]

We Have an Appointment!!

The Italian Consulate in Chicago has given us an appointment for April 22nd, 2013 at 10:30am. We're getting so close!! … [Continue reading]

Life Through a Different Lens

So I got a new camera. It was supposed to be my Christmas present but I wanted to get a camera bag that fit it well, and since I had it out I should charge the battery and set the time/date, and if I'm going to do that I should take a few shots just … [Continue reading]

Make It a Good One


As much as I hate to admit that we've eaten Chinese food twice in less than a week, I think I'm addicted to fortune cookies. … [Continue reading]



Does anyone ever believe the fortunes in the cookie? I had always made fun of them, but I think I might frame this one. … [Continue reading]

The First Taste of Italy

The street our apartment is on in Trastevere.

We arrived in Italy on October 29th after 16 hours of travel. We had a car and driver waiting for us at the airport and quickly settled into our apartment before venturing out. We stopped at a pasticceria and supermercato for groceries, and had … [Continue reading]