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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Have Fun !

This will be me some day.
My hair will fall out, I will get all saggy and bottom heavy and my ears will grow large.

I had better have fun while I can.
The cats have agreed with me .
We are going to go get into trouble this weekend.

Monday, if I am in condition to tell about it, you can read here if it was fun.

Have a good weekend. Have fun.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Where is all the Purple ?

Spring in Buenos Aires

I never really knew what a Jacaranda tree was. Just that it was a tree that was mentioned in books that I had read, nothing that caught my attention.
Then we moved to Argentina.
Our first Spring, I must have at least 100 photos of those trees, in parks, on the street, outside the window, I can publish a book of Jacaranda Tree photos .. for your Coffee table. Let me know if you want one.

I was already in love with the place.. the old buildings, the people, the French architecture, the music and the weather. I just don't remember ever reading about or hearing about Spring in Buenos Aires. Not in the way that I experienced it.

One day it is grey and chilly and damp ( that is a bad winter day in BA) and then we woke up to sunshine, birds and these purple flowering trees ... everywhere ... every where.
The big street  down the block from our house is lined with them ... a long Avenue with rows of purple trees on both sides. Like fine jewelry, you don't notice anything else but those trees, that color.

It is Spring, here in New York State.
After a long .. very long winter of snow and ice and freezing temperatures, the smallest sign of Spring is a good one. Cheering a person on .. a few more weeks.. a few more days .. don't give up .. Spring is almost here !

And then it is as if you went to bed in Winter and the next morning you woke to Spring.
Green, flowers, but something is missing .... where is all the Purple ?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sorry !

There was a small hiccup with Blogger, me and my blog. The Friday Foto was lost.
I don't remember which photo it was ... I was just downloading more so if anyone remembers, tell me and I will repost.
Otherwise, I apologize and will post again on Friday ... without the hinderance of this thing I am wearing on my wrist while I am on the computer.
Too boring to discuss ... just nerves, numb fingers and that sort of thing.

Sorry !

Here is a photo to get me out of trouble ..


Sunday, June 28, 2015

It's All About The Cats

What a weekend !
Wow ... I did .... nothing.
I saw no one.
I talked to no one.
I did not go anywhere.

The cats kept me company, when they were not napping, annoying each other and napping.
It is really sweet going to bed at night ... I throw my robe at the foot of the bed, old sweetie Merlin hops on and flops right down on that robe.
Minette waits and when I am actually under the covers, she will jump up and choose a prime spot.
Sometimes I tend to sleep in a strange location on the bed or a strange position because I haven't got the heart to disturb them.

Merlin continues to be the biggest sweetest cat that I think I have ever had.
I am putty in his paws when he blinks those blue eyes at me and tries to focus on me ...
I don't know if he has bad eyesight or the light hurts them because they are so blue .. he squints ..
I think he needs glasses.
He refuses to discuss it.

Minette has gotten over her kitten hissy fit.
She no longer growls when he lies down on what was originally Her bed or Her blanket or just comes into Her room. ( which is actually My room... I'm not hissing at anyone .. )



I started looking at dog websites online.
I have an idea of what I want but it is much easier to adopt a lost or abandoned kitten than it is to get a dog.
Dogs seem to have many more issues.
I am just fooling around at this time, I plan on selling this house, moving and then when I am all settled, a dog will come into our lives.
The cats haven't said anything but I can pretty much guess they would not say, Oh I can't wait !

We will see ...




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