I had all kinds of ideas on what to do today. .. last night.
I had all kinds of lists in my head and figured the day would be packed with activity and perhaps shopping... last night.
I planned on doing errands then going to a Mall and maybe spending the entire day buying Things... last night.
Today, I realised we had a doctors appointment at 1:00.
We sat and waited our turns, for about half an hour or so, then the doctors visit took just minutes.
Everyone is fine, I will be having this and that done but these are non-scary skin doctor sort of things so all is well.
Now we are ready to go out and shop ..
But it is about 3:00, the sun is shining, the air is sweet and there is a huge Teamsters strike, so traffic is lighter than usual ... a good time to go have coffee and a sweet and relax.
It is soooo easy to talk me into doing something else.
I no longer have any ambition.
I am difficult to tie down to a time and or a date.
I eat later and later and drink too much coffee.
I walk slower than I used to... although I can still travel at a good clip when it is needed.
I think, I might just be ... turning Argentine.
But we all know that that one travels, one should blend in with the "natives" .. so we have blended very well and I am now wondering, how long will it take me to blend back in the United States?
Will it be easier because it is NY, where we will be city savvy , fast walking and English speaking ?
It might be. At least we will know our way around.
But I bet it won't be as sweet to order something in a store and fumble around and have the server/salesperson stand there patiently and smile and try to be helpful and all with sweet good humour ... I just don't remember that from living in NYC.
I don't think I will get into a taxi with a driver who says hello, how are you, and then is happy to chat, happy to turn the music up so I can enjoy it too and who will wish us God Speed as we leave ..
I just don't expect that to happen.
Tonight, I am doing nothing.
Someone else is cooking dinner.. nothing hard about that !
We will watch a movie later .. about nothing important.
It has been a good day ..
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."