So much to see, so little time……

So, last night I had dinner at my mom’s house and thought I would take that opportunity to ask her what I should see while I’m in Florence.  She used to teach art history so she knows a thing or two about it.  While I knew that Florence has a remarkable treasure trove of interesting art, I wasn’t prepared for the list of “must-do’s”  – just in the Uffizi alone you could spend days, weeks and even years!! Not to mention the Pitti Palace, the Duomo… and… and..  I’m breathless. I left last night with 3 large history of art…

Finding the perfect walking shoes…..and other fairy tales.

In a perfect world there would be perfect walking shoes. Or so I keep thinking. A while back I noticed that the shoe stores had stopped carrying my shoe size. “Do you have this one in a five and a half?” I’d ask, dangling my latest find under their nose. I wasn’t prepared for the answer. “Oh, we don’t carry that size anymore.” It was like they had erased me, banished me to the corner, sent me to bed without dinner. Something just didn’t add up. But it was true, they had stopped carrying my size. And, this was true…

Pre Trip Log: Testing the iPad

Those of you who know me aren’t surprised. Yes. I’m geeky about technology. Love it. So when I found an application for my iPad that would allow me to easily create WordPress.com posts AND insert photos from my camera I was excited! I’m testing this today to see how it works. Seems easy enough and not complicated. For my other techno geek friends, here’s the setup: one iPad (mine is first generation but I’d have to assume it will work with the iPad 2 also), one Eye-Fi wireless sd card for my cannon s95 camera, Eye-Fi iPad application, an iPad…

Expect the unexpected……

It has taken me most of my adult life to learn how to enjoy my lunch hour during the work day. I know, it sounds crazy.  But I think I’ve spent all my working years with thoughts racing through my head about projects or problems and I could not figure out how to turn them off during the lunch hour.  That has changed.  Now I sit in the sun. I read. I let my mind wander to Italy. Right now I’m reading book called “Italy, A Love Story” – a wonderful collection of essays where women write about their Italian…