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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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Celebrations

I knew it would be different living in another country, aside from the obvious.. Language.
Not knowing anyone, getting lost and finding North and South , when you live at the bottom of the World, actually has had me stumped a few times.
Then there is the food.
Even the food that is the same as what we have had in other parts of the world,   doesn't quite taste the same. So I finally gave up that idea of "just like home" ..
Now and then, something will happen .. I will taste something, hear or see something and the first thing that pops into my head is that this is "just like home" .
For various reasons, we ended up celebrating the big day yesterday by going to the Hippodromo.
For one thing, it just looks like a place that would be good for a party.
And there were many people there, it was some sort of Special day at the races.
I guess they all heard I am reaching my maturity. 
Everyone is always in a good mood at the race track. Especially when the horses win for you.
Dinner was pretty tasty too.
My husband had the idea and it was perfect for that taste of something we love, that we rarely have and that tastes almost exactly like what we have "back home" ..
Indian food !
And then of course, someone we all know and love, the Champion at buying the Perfect gift, gave me a series of    small treasures , topping off a perfect birthday.
I guess this getting older thing is not quite as bad as some people say.
And you know what they say about the alternative.

Our lives are about to go through more big changes, changes that we have some control over but as in most aspects of life ... You never know ~
But we are ready ..

3 comments:

La Brocanteuse said...

Happy birthday dear friend, may this new birth year bring you content happiness, and remember, no matter where in the wide world you go, there will always be a full moon....
Love
Colette xx

NotesFromAbroad said...

Ahhh, thank you for that reminder :)
and the good wishes.
xx C

cigalechanta said...

I don't know what happened to my post but I did wish you a Very happy belated birthday,a few days go-so now, have a very happy UN-birthday.

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