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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

One of Those Days

Yesterday was beautiful and cold.
Not cold as in Winter but cold as in Autumn ...  when you still haven't gotten your warm clothes down from storage and all you are wearing is a Summer sweater .. when even your really cute and very comfortable boots don't keep your whole body warm, even though your toes are toasty...when you should beware of the brilliant sun which shines without any interference from any small wisp of a cloud and you are not wearing sunblock.
Yes, it was one of Those days.

We walked and talked and glanced at this and that .. much of it has become too much of a Been There Seen That sort of a thing. But we walked through the Design Center because it was warm .. not outside in the cool wind.
I did glimpse some nice sofas and chairs at Thonet.
I doubt I will be looking for Thonet furniture when back in the US .. although one should never say never.
We plan on living in an area of NY where there is an entire town dedicated to Antiques.
I should live there.

Once out in the sun, we were warm enough, as long as the wind did not blow and we were directly in the sun, so we sat on a bench, in the full sunlight and People Watched.
One of my favourite activities.
It requires so little energy on my part and my Husband is the perfect companion for my snarky / admiring/joking remarks.
He gets me.

We debated buying ice cream.
I figured I would warm up eventually, once back in the apartment, I could always turn on the heat and eat a bowl of Chocolate Suissa with a dash of maybe Chocolate Volta ..
But in the end, we just walked past and kept on going.
Not so much a matter of will power but a matter of a case of the Blahs .... we found we couldn't really get that excited over Ice Cream.

Everyone has days like this, I think.
If so , I will tell them this ... those days are necessary.
If you have every day crammed full of Things to Do and Places to Be and People to See, your mind begins to unravel .. slowly, sometimes you don't notice until it is too late.
Not that I would know this personally or anything !
But if you are lucky and you notice in time and you do something about it ... like move to another planet where the people have things to do and people to see but they also stop for ice cream, then you are in luck.
So while it was one of Those days, we enjoyed it and look forward to more.

Today ?
Something is sure to come up .. there are closets full of winter clothes calling me every time I walk past the dressing room and I have to change an appointment that can only be done in person, not by phone.
They believe in making you work for your appointments here.

I wish everyone a lovely day .. unless you read this tonight then I guess it is too late.


  1. Same here.
    I fished for warmer clothes and came up with a fleece sweater that I wore all day long.
    Edward, of course, is ecstatic!
    He's convinced summer is already over.

  2. From the gloomy chilly day I see outside, Summer is definitely over here.
    And I still have nothing to wear :)

  3. Sometimes, an unstructured day -- particularly when there have been so many structured ones -- is what the soul needs.

    Back from Florida, and feeling better,


  4. If you have every day crammed full of Things to Do and Places to Be and People to See, your mind begins to unravel .. slowly, sometimes you don't notice until it is too late.

    I'm putting the above quote on my desktop -- so true...
    You write as I think, dear Broad.

    C. from P.

  5. Aww, thank you C from P ! besos~ C in BA :)


Thank you for your comments.... Trolls are being dealt with ... be patient if your comment does not show up immediately. Thanks !!

Blog Archive


And Don't Forget To Visit Me Here Too !

See more photos here

sunset in Buenos Aires