Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CV - Something to Celebrate

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

Something to celebrate... KITTENS!

May I introduce you to Pippa, Harry (the ginger kitty) and Tara/Panda.  Mama Cat's LAST litter. I will catch her and get her spayed.  As soon as the kittens are weaned, I'm drugging her food!  Still, isn't my little Harry precious?  Reminds me of his big sister, my beloved (and still missing), Wills.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Corner View - Rejuvenation

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

Usually rejuvenation refers to a person... however, I am using it to describe my favorite planter that was rusting on the patio until it was recently rejuvenated :-)

Happy corner-viewing!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CV Inspiration

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A visit to the Doge's Palace last year inspired me to FINALLY go back to school.

I gave Chip a hug from all of you last week. And now he wants to show you his swanky new "gripper" socks that enable him to stand and walk better on the floors.     (Yes, my dog now wears socks...)


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Corner View - Close By

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

For those of you "veteran" corner-viewers, you may have gathered that I am a big animal person and usually have multiple dogs.  In January, I lost my Noni. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I only have one dog, my beautiful Chipper.  Chip is over 15 and has some health issues (cancer and bad arthritis).  We probably only have another month - maybe two - together.  Rather than getting sad, I am keeping him "close by" and trying to make what little time we have left together happy for him.  My roommate (his "Auntie Cindy") is spoiling him as well and his grandma has sent him several boxes of homemade dog treats. 

                                                         Happy Corner-Viewing!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Corner View - "In the distance..."

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

In the distance... hopefully everyone will be paid a "living wage."  This weekend over 1,000 people showed up for a three mile march through Lakeland, Florida to support farmworkers.


On a side note, while we were there, I learned that swans are the city symbol for Lakeland - they even have swans on their trash cans!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CV - Travel

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

Like most (if not all) of the corner-viewers, I love to travel.  Just this weekend, my travel buddy, Debbie, and I met to go over some quotes and itineraries for our next big trip (Thailand and Cambodia - 02/2015).

I got my love of travel from my parents.  We didn't always go far - often we just  took weekend trips to another city or state.  As a result, I've been to almost all 48 of the contiguous U.S. states.   

This is one of my favorite travel photos  - me and Dad in London (duh) in 1985.  The quality of the photo is not great, but the memories it generates are.  It was very cold on the Thames that day and after the boat ride, we found a cute Italian restaurant and I had my first (and second) cappuccino.  It was a wonderful vacation and one of the last overseas vacations I took with my parents.


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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Corner View - Renewal

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This past weekend was the Florida Herbal Conference, which I have affectionately dubbed Hippie Camp. No phone, computer or television for almost three days.

It was my first time to go, but it won't be my last!  We stayed in a rustic (very rustic) cabin by the water and attended a number of workshops, a couple of plant walks, keynote speeches, and drum circles. 


Spending time in nature always makes me feel renewed!

Happy corner-viewing!