Friday, August 31, 2007

Viva Roma

Chris and I are finally planning to take our honeymoon – 13 months late! J We leave on Thursday (9/6) for Italy. We plan to spend two weeks there, most of which will be spent in Rome though we are planning to spend a night in Florence and at least one day trip to Naples in search of the best pizza in the world.

We booked a B&B near the Trevvi Fountain within blocks of a Metro stop. We obviously plan to see the Pantheon, Vatican, etc but our main goal is to wander and enjoy the culture, food and wine. Other than details about getting to and from our hotels we really haven't researched anything – which is highly unlike me. But I'm excited.

Work has been crazy and very unrewarding. The PCoach is doing excellent but still being a young business it's stressful. Chris hasn't had a real vacation since he started Comair in May of 2005 so we really need this.

The B&B has a PC with internet access and we'll have Chris's iPhone for emergencies, but we plan to stay as disconnected as possible. I'll try to update this blog occasionally with pictures to make you jealous though ^_- Make your souvenir requests soon!

The Boys!

We've got these friends, Doug & James (affectionately referred to as The Boys). Doug was Chris's student back at DCA in 2004. We've been friends with them every since. They moved to Phoenix, we moved to Cincinnati, they moved to Chicago and then back to Phoenix so we're all over the place. The funny part about it is that we don't keep in touch very well, but every 6 months or so we'll get together and it's like no time has passed. It's fabulous!

We've gone to visit them three times, twice in Phoenix and once in Chicago (pictures here) but they've never come to visit us – who can blame them? Cincinnati isn't exactly a hot spot of fun! Well Doug recently decided that he wanted to apply for a job with Comair and asked Chris to help as a reference. They did all the BS paper work and within a couple of days Doug had an interview! He's scheduled for Sept. 4 th in Cincinnati and we started planning a night out with him. Then it occurred to me – buddy passes! Why couldn't Doug come up early and use one of our Buddy Passes for James? They did.

They arrive Saturday afternoon and are staying through Tues night. So Doug and Chris can go over boring pilot info while James and I shop. Yay!

Sorry Mom, looks like we won't be coming down. But I'll come see you soon! J

Monday, August 27, 2007

New Beginning

I finally have gotten around to doing something about my blog. I've had so many designs, my blog entries go back to mid-2002. Previously I've always linked to those thoughts from the past, but this time I think I'll pass on that. I still have them, for my own reference, but I think it's time to start fresh with my public ramblings.

So, here you are. Welcome to my new place to vent, share, ramble, emote etc.

I am still dreaming of Butterflies and Sunshine and forever Walking to the beat of my own Drum.

See you again soon, back here.