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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alone with my memories

No, I am not being sad or forlorn ... there is no one visiting this weekend .
Seems no one is  house hunting  either.
The sun is shining and all I need to be comfortable outdoors is a cotton sweater .. yay !

My daughter in law had her birthday yesterday  .
My daughters  birthday is today ... she is older than I am.
Two birthdays and would you believe it ? not one bite of cake for me. Hmmmm.

Minette is laying on a cushion in the sun in the garden room and in a semi-coma induced by warm sunshine and bird song.
If a chipmunk hiccups, she will know it and be on alert. I am glad she is getting her rest.

I went to the market to get some things that I forgot yesterday.
Everyone who works at the market knows me .. by sight.. they might think I live there.
I always forget something or run out of something, I was a better grocery shopper in Buenos Aires with my husband ... the one with the memory.

Plus, we had a market on the corner from our home where we could pick up small things ..

I was daydreaming about moving to Florida. I will eventually get a dog. I miss having a dog.
I will have to be sure to get one that is not too much like Pup ... that would not be fair to either of us.

The nice thing about having a dog is that they need to go for walks .. Pup walked with us everywhere .. he was allowed in outdoor cafes so he became a regular at a few places .
Quite the Pup Around Town if you were to ask anyone ..
He liked to go up the park staircase ahead of me ... but he always stopped at the top and waited, watching .. he was a Good Boy.
My husband loved going to the Track. We rarely even bothered to bet on the horses but it was such a nice day .
You can go to one part of the track viewing area that has both an inside area and outside.
There is a small grass area with tables with umbrellas. you can walk over and touch the horses as they walk to the Start line .. the men that came on certain days knew the jockeys, they would shake hands as they walked past on these magnificent race horses.
I wasn't interested in shaking hands with any jockey but I would love a moment stroking and kissing a horse ...
I know .. sometimes I say strange things.
The racetrack was nice though ..

It's funny, some people miss a place for its food or the beach or how easy it was to live there ..
I miss everything about Buenos Aires ..
Soon I will be moving South and will be making new memories ..
It will be fun to see what they are.


donna baker said...

Well, we are in the same boat then. No one is looking at my house either. I've done all the things I needed to do to make it sell, but no one is looking. Nothing smells like a horse and saddle. I love it. My two weenies are my last dogs. I love them too much. Can't go anywhere or do anything without them. I want to go to dog heaven when I die. I prefer their company to humans. I too am pondering a move from the farm after 30 years. My husband wants to stay here forever, but he and I are not able to do all the work it takes anymore and I keep remembering the Alan Cohen quote on your blog about it no longer being meaningful. I'd love Florida, but I really am a west coast kind of person and would love to move to Carlsbad, CA.

NotesFromAbroad said...

donna, I contemplated California / where I am originally from .. but there is no family there anymore. I have two grandsons .. 23 years apart !!
Pays to marry when you are in grade school :)
So they are the reasons to stay on this side of the world .. otherwise, there are other places in the world that sound agreeable also :)

Anonymous said...

You take such beautiful photographs. What lovely memories!

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh anony, thank you ! That is the best compliment ! My husband is responsible .. he gave me a "real" camera when we were first married and encouraged me always with my photography .. over the years buying me better cameras .. Thank you :)

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