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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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Best Intentions

It took forever to fall asleep last night, tossing, turning and trying Not to think about certain things.
So of course, that was all I could think about.

But eventually exhaustion took over and I slept .. waking to more snow. Not remembering the dreams I had and blessed with the tiniest bit of energy.
Knowing that I have today and tomorrow to get all my Christmas shopping done , did help energize me.
Knowing company is coming and there is nothing to eat in the house, also helped ... I mean how to be the worst hostess ? have empty cupboards.
But lots of tea .

So I am all set to walk out the door, lists in hand, pocket and everywhere else and as I was opening the door ! yes, just putting my hand on the door knob, I remembered !!!
I am expecting a delivery.

A present for me and one for someone else. Someone who will then have to wait until I send it to them !!
It should have been here by now, they are making me look like Scrooge if I can't get it mailed out fast.

So here I sit.

Once the UPS man shows up at my door, I get to slide out of the driveway that I thought the Angel next door blew   clear this morning, but when I took a closer look , Someone plowed my driveway ! I don't know who ! angels .. with snow plows. . how wonderful is that ?
So as soon as Mr UPS shows up, I will carefully fly to the nearest shops and groceries and get home before dark.

Why get home before dark ?

Because ... I am now a Wimp.
I lost that ingredient in my life that made me brave.
I was Fearless.
Now I am not.
So I have to be home before dark.

But hopefully loaded down like Mama Santa.

Or at least those are my intentions.


I hope your day is full of Good Things.


 photo : this is glamorous


4 comments:

A.Smith said...

We both have the same issues now, I too need to be home before dark because since last October I am scared silly of driving at night. The one and only night I did for the first time I recognized that and it puzzled me no end until I realized that forever or so it seems I have not driven at night and forever is gone and so is my night time driving.

I wish you got home safe and with everything you went looking for. And may your nights we quiet and your dreams restful. Take care of yourself and be well.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Awww, thank you A Smith !

Gail, in northern California said...

Hope your UPS delivery arrived early enough for you to get a good head start with your Christmas shopping. Did you find everything you were looking for?

Home before dark I hope.

I actually drove home alone after dark tonight...after scraping the ice off my windshield. Not something I enjoy, and there's the awful empty house to greet me, but still a giant step for me.

If you get busy with family, please know that I wish you a lovely Christmas.

Amy Thomas said...

You are an amazing woman, Candice. Remember that as you go through your days, and the season. xo

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