Saturday, April 30, 2011
A busy day is shaping up !
Friday, April 29, 2011
So, someone will ask, how was your day ?
And the answer has to be ... well, it was Good .... and Bad.
Yesterday we took a walk with Pup.
We were walking home and went up a huge staircase, I should have gone around, it was my fault, I knew better.
Halfway up, his legs buckled , he coughed, he fell down.
We walked home, slowly, he wobbled but he made it.
We got to watch the Royal Wedding.
I sent an email last night to the vet.
She called this morning and said she would be here at 12:30. She was.
She sat on the floor with him, kissing him, calling him Mi Amor and feeling all his sore bones and kissing him.
He got a shot of pain killer and went to take a nap.
I had to go to the hospital to get the final verdict from the surgeon about my leg.
After showing my leg to about half a dozen handsome young doctors and interns,.. kissing me, kissing each other, looking at my leg .. the surgeon came in and said that it was Clear, go home, the scar will disappear by next summer.
Pup was perky when we got home ! He was waiting at the door !
Tomorrow we are getting him some medicines for In Case This Happens Again.
His walks will all be short and no stairs.
So we watched the Wedding .. I loved it.
and so will Pup..
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The stop in the cafe might have helped but the big flight of stairs in the park did him in.
Hopefully with rest, tomorrow he will be his frisky self... I will settle for his old smiley self.
Maybe watching the Royal Wedding will make him feel better.
More tomorrow ~
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
He tied those dogs to the railing in front of that window, ( dogs began to bark) then proceeded down the street to a sandwich shop where he stood in line ( dogs barked) , he chatted with the people in line ( dogs barked), then the doctor whose window the dogs were tied to .. which is the window of a hospital, came out and went looking for the bad dog walker.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I was mostly concerned about the flight for Pup, the apartment being good and were we really insane doing this ?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It looks green but it is definitely getting more Autumnal.
More leaves are on the ground, birds, especially parrots are very busy .. nests being built, couples quibbling over where the kids will sleep.. it is the same, the world over.
We stopped at the produce market on the way home for salad makings.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I don't know if I was ever a high energy person, lately I am definitely low energy. But with the Leg ordeal over and Pup back to his cheerful healthy self , I am looking forward to shopping for Fall clothes and going out and seeing friends and enjoying Buenos Aires again.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Looking back on our time here in Buenos Aires, I remember when we finally decided to get a teacher and learn some "proper" Spanish.
After a year of the total "immersion" method of learning to speak Spanish or Castellano ... we finally managed to get a teacher and we began our lessons !
I dreaded it a tiny bit. .. I was intimidated with the idea of being the clueless student with a teacher half my age ...feeling completely stupid... just a total dope.
At the end of our first class, we asked if we could take two classes a week... This was Fun!
Not only Fun but it all makes so much more sense!
I have a good vocabulary. ..I know a lot of Big Words... I use them when I can... I like them.
But they are all in English!
Now .. I am reduced to 3 word sentences .. a lot of mime and hand signals.
It is amazingly frustrating when you have so much to say .. most of it terribly witty ..but you don't know the words!
I loved having my new notebook , my new pencils and new pens.
I did my homework and studied with my husband who was a better student than I.
He studied every morning.
I studied the night before class.
He was the star student.
I got all excited when I knew the answers on the days papers and thought how pathetically excited I was when she said " Muy Bien " .. If only I had been this good a student when I was a kid.
I might even speak Spanish already. . but no .. not with that teacher, who took such delight in embarrassing me in front of the class... grabbing my face and shmushing my mouth up and telling me to say "Oooooh "..." Oooooh ', "without sounding Southern."..
Not sound Southern?
I lived in North Carolina!
I would sound British if I had a choice but so far, I could only manage Southern... and be embarrassed in front of the class.
Our teacher here made up for all of that. Muy Bien !
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Walking to the park, we noticed Barbie had parked her car on the street where our favorite cafe is located. I wondered if Pup would fit , if the 3 of us would fit in a car this size.
Pup feels much better and is enjoying walking and lolling in the park again.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Today we went to the vet and got Pup all of his medicines. He will be taking pills for about 10 days. Happily, he is a good pill taker. Just hide it in a bit of peanut butter or wrap it in some chicken skin and it is gone in one gulp! And he smiles at me and asks for more, please.