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back on earth

Hello my darling, little people! The Queen has returned!The sugar high is gradually decreasing.

Daughter2 left on her plane for the west with more than a few tears on both sides, laden with an extra suitcase weighed down with gifts. 451 more words


My inability to do nothing. 

When I get home from work, I quite often try and convince myself to take a break. Take an hour or two and just simply indulge in doing nothing; soak in a bubble bath with a glass of wine, or get completely lost in a classic novel, or if I’m feeling really lazy I might even binge watch a new season. 429 more words


slow living and a Walk in the Woods

We spent the afternoon walking the Appalachian Trail with Bill Bryson (aka Robert Redford) on our second 2015 staycation “slow fun day”. My sister joined Mr FD and I for lunch at an Austrian restaurant in The City, and an afternoon at the movies to see “A Walk in the Woods”. 122 more words


What a difference a day makes

As soon as I awoke I felt, well, rested. Does that make sense? A very quiet first day of vacation brought a degree of revival. I opened the patio door to allow Augie Dog out for his morning constitutional, while I made a lovely mug of tea. 247 more words


Text it again, Sam

Friend One contacted Friend Two about our friendship group getting together. Second friend is out of town so forwarded the message to a third friend who contacted me. 178 more words


An Italophile's Perfect Morning

The other day I was given one of those perfect morning moments, one that suited my needs, my personality to a T.

I have been wanting to sit down for a cappuccino and cornetto at Lino’s Pizza here in downtown Hollywood, FL for about two weeks. 504 more words


Blessed July: 26 - dolce far niente

This Italian phrase got¬†popular after “Eat. Pray. Love” became a global success. It literally means “the sweetness of doing nothing”.

Sunday was exactly that: waking up late, having a long lazy shower, enjoying a delicious lunch, watching Tour De France finale, cooking tasty dinner, watching some more TV. 37 more words

Better 2015