Looking back and forward

Tomorrow, Salem apartment inspection and key hand over. A finality, there.

The house and garage at this end are stuffed in spite of vigorous give aways and throw outs. But it can all wait ’til I get back.

This windowsill photo was taken roughly one year before my sister died just before the movers came. Who knew how little time she had left.

Aside from an eye hemorrhaged enough to warrant an urgent care visit yesterday, everything continues apace. The crocus are up, Euros obtained, tickets to the Villa Borghesi purchased, and a keyboard for tablet ordered (my old lap top is heavy!)

Also: filled the freezer with chicken pot pies, single serve pizzas, and meatballs. Otherwise, in my absence K might subsist on rice cakes and peanut butter (funny. Not funny).

It looks like I’ll be needing a raincoat in Italy and guess what? I DON’T CARE.

15 thoughts on “Looking back and forward

  1. kathy dorfer

    i m off to florence & rome next week . i am so looking
    forward to the break . have fun !!!

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  2. Marti

    “Buon viaggio” – Dee, have a wonderful trip. It comes at such a good, deserving time for you, immerse yourself in the beauty of Italy and enjoy the food . As one of my favorite PBS chefs Lidia Bastianich says, “Tutti a tavola, a mangiare”.

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    1. deemallon

      Everyone to the table to eat. I had to look it up. Oh I am very excited about eating. I can just see myself arriving at another famous site, looking around and saying, okay but where can I get some gelato?

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  3. RainSluice

    Soak it up, Dee! It will be a grand experience and you have earned every morsel twice over maybe more. Can’t wait to check back here to read and see photos of your experience – I mean whenever, maybe not until you get home. xoxo

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  4. Hazel

    That image of the overlap with a Maxfield Parrish…heartbreakingly beautiful.
    Wishing you a trip full of restful wonder.

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    1. deemallon

      That one got me, too. Sometimes I lock one image and hit the “dice” function which randomly picks the second photo. See what comes.

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  5. Michelle Slater

    Those three portraits are wonderful. Eye condition alarming, but if you’re okay, OK–and Oh it will be glorious. Take a pair of Dr. Scholl ‘Jellies’ inserts and don’t wear tight shoes. Big love. and rain or shine, You’ll be just fine.

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    1. deemallon

      I’ve never had jellies. My shoes tend to be in the ugly side of comfortable, but I have to go to cvs today anyway so maybe I’ll get a pair.

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  6. Liz A

    your sister in the light of that first image … and thoughts of a house with many rooms …

    hoping the eye problem isn’t a warning sign, but a mere passing annoyance

    and yes to gelato … ciao bella Italia

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  7. Nancy

    You are a master with the photo techniques! You manage to capture such deep feelings. May your journey be all you need right now. Enjoy!

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