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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires.. 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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Best Laid Plans and All That

We like to be out of the house when the housekeeper is here.
She is adorable, we love her but it is difficult to find a spot to be out of her way and to have any peace and quiet.
When Nely works, Nely whistles.
This tuneless, little airy sound through her teeth that starts to grate on a persons nerves quite quickly and along with the other noise, it is guaranteed to drive a person out of the house.

We usually go to the cinema on Thursdays, one of our little habits.
We went to see an American film, bought our tickets, went down the escalator , following the carpet covered in stars and entered our theatre.
Big soft easy chair seats and carpeting and everything smelling clean and unusually quiet .. we were the only people there.

The movie began, all the children's films were being previewed, in Spanish.
This gave me a thought .. which turned out to be correct .. we were sold tickets to the film being shown in Spanish.
Our Spanish is pretty good in an odd way.
Somedays we understand more than others.
It also depends on who speaks and how slowly.
Well spoken Spanish in a film is often easier to understand.
Ricardo Darin is easier to understand, if I can stop staring at his face and pay attention to what he is saying.

So today we had to leave, we were not sitting through the film and going home wondering, what was it about ? what happened ? was that a good ending ?

Nely was here when we got home.
We got our kisses and listened to her stories ... I rarely understand anything Nely says.
But she loves us and we love her so that makes everything okay.

Now while everything is clean and orderly and quiet .. I am blogging about nothing much.
Hoping someone will come view the apartment and fall in love like we did and buy it immediately.
I saw a house.. somewhere .. that I really need to walk through and see if it is for us.
I can't do that from here , internet house hunting is not good enough ..
But if the views are truly as spectacular as they are online, I might manage to suffer through not living in a town, being a bit out in the woods and having to worry about deer in the garden instead of traffic at 6:00.

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