Lately, I have been going over all of the paperwork connected with this adventure — trying to get a handle on all of the details I need to have in my head, or at least in my purse, before I get on that airplane.  I’ve been making my packing lists, doing a trial run to make sure everything will fit into my suitcase, changing my mind, wondering if I’m taking too much or not enough — it’s exhausting!

Someone at the office suggested just packing some toiletries and buying a whole new wardrobe while I’m there!  Hmmmm …. Italian designer clothing perhaps?  That might be very nice : )