Category Archives: Extreme makeover: the final days

Goong slerp soon

Which means going to sleep soon. This is the text message I sent Em late Friday night after my Lasik Procedure. (Emma is my friend, my editor, and the mom of my daughters best friend.) Let me back up, on … Continue reading

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To see or not to see..

Dear Dr. G., Thank you very much for doing all the preliminary exams necessary making it possible to go through with the Lasik procedure this morning. (to correct my vision) Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be coming. Nothing personal … Continue reading

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The Valium try outs

I am quite sure that Dr.G. thought I was joking about that whole Valium thing, and I was at first. But then I had this great idea to go and look up Lasik surgery on Google. Well,.. let me just … Continue reading

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Letter’s to my Italian doctor..

I wake up this morning and I send this email, (full translation follows for my non Italian readers.) Buongiorno Dott. G.,(and that is not his real name of course, but for privacy purpose’s that’s what we will call him) In … Continue reading

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The big move part 2: our happy home.

There was one minor detail that I didn’t tell you. I decided to move into our new apartment even though it was not quite finished. My husband asked me several times to reconsider this and my sister-in-law thought I was … Continue reading

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What it’s like to move from one house to another in Italy. Part 1. The day before.

Finally, the day I have been waiting for this whole past year has finally arrived. Tomorrow we will start to move. I say start to move because the entire process will take 3 days. No, I have not decided to … Continue reading

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Extreme makeovers: why we need them.

One of the characteristic’s that Italians love most about the Americans is how open minded we are. Our straight forwardness, our sincerity, our transparence. I am not shy so being like this comes natural to me. I have nothing to … Continue reading

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Extreme makeover: pea green bathrooms what to do when there’s nothing you can do

I am a positive person. I am a good person. Soon our apartment will be finished and we will be able to move in. Years to come I will laugh about all these little hiccups that keep happening I just … Continue reading

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Making the move from big city life to the Monferrato wine country

10 days after our return from our weekend spent in the scenic hills of the Monferrato countryside a girlfriend of mine calls to tell me that they are thinking about moving out of the city. She tells me they are … Continue reading

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Extreme makeover: a post about what I can post

When I first thought about writing this blog the first person I spoke to was my husband. I was curious to hear his thoughts and ideas. In fact, he was REALLY enthusiastic about it, he knows I enjoy writing and … Continue reading

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