I am leaving for Italy in a few days and I wanted to practice doing a blog on my mini IPad. I have been packed for three days but now see it is supposed to rain most of the time so I am thinking of fewer capris and more pants. I love planning a trip. I love doing all the research and making reservations. I do not like trying to decide what to pack. I am usually wrong. So, to compensate, and I take too much. I always get nervous when it is time to leave. I have a great time one there though!!! Looking so forward to this on! The friends, the coffee, the apero spritzers, did I mention the coffee????

I have been helping to foster a six month old rescue. He was rescued because of neglect and he has to be crated for a good part of the day, so I offered relief. OMG six month old puppies never stop! He has the attention span of a gnat. He is into everything, including my yarn. He got on the kitchen counter and was carrying scissors around the house. I lined up some cans on the edge of the counter on a mat, thinking if he pulled it down, the cans would scare him. Wrong again. He walked through the house with a can of dog food. This afternoon he got in the shower with me. He will make a great dog if those around him live through his puppyhood. Oh, he is supposedly black lab and hound. His bark is definitely hound. I have to think there is also a bigger ancestor in there, maybe Great Dane?

I apologize for the size of the photo, but I cannot figure how to make it smaller on the IPad. He might look cute, but that was momentary. Anyone want a dog?

I found this great site that sells craft kits, and I am really considering the one for this afghan.

Each month for a year they send you a kit with everything you need to make part of it. I guess the last one helps you sew it all together. They send all materials and instructions. They also give you access to instructional videos. It ends up to be expensive, but if it works out, it will be worth it. I will have the pattern and can make others. Cannot imagine how many colors are in there.

Not a very exciting blog, but at least I know I can do it from Italy.

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9 thoughts on “Testing for travel”
  1. The puppy is adorable! The eyes remind me of my Luna. She is a Chocolate Lab and Viszla mix! Very very Velcro! But so sweet. She will go outside and get a rock and just carry it around in her mouth. I’m afraid it will hurt her teeth! 🤷 What can you do? 🤣🤣
    Have a wonderful trip!

  2. I hate packing! Always forget the one thing I need the most! 😖
    Puppy is adorable & definitely has that trouble twinkle in the eyes. 😂
    Have a safe & fabulous trip! 😎

  3. I could comment on this one. Hooray!
    Excited to hear about your trip. Hope all goes smoothly! I LOVE Italy! Helps loosen up my Gallic spirit!
    Arrivederchi, Bella!

  4. Those beseeching eyes on that pup! How sweet and gentle he looks. Of course, looks can be deceiving.

    You have washing machines. Don’t overload yourself with extra clothes. Who cares if you wear the same thing twice in a row?

    I didn’t realize that the puppy is available for adoption. Don’t you want him? He will keep you on your toes!

    Of course you will have a great trip. Eat a gelato for me!

  5. Have a great trip. We have been to Florence several times. Stayed out side of Florence last three times in Montecatini – one train stop north of it. Cinque Terra was a great day trip. I think I may be in one of your funny stories from Germany. Packing is the pits.

  6. Puppy is ADORABLE!! Have fun in Italy! Can’t wait to follow your adventures here and on FB. 38 years since our London trip. I had to do the math 3 times cause that is so hard to believe. Safe travels!

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