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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Time Machine

I have spent too many hours, actually days and nights, with the little bit that I know from experience and a lot that I learned while fumbling around, working on the blog to make it less cumbersome and getting rid of blogs on my lists that have not been blogging in Years !!

I still liked to look at them but there was no point in keeping them on a list ..

So here we are, there will be more photos coming as I manage things without the person who always knew how to do things with the photos online but I must say, I have done a pretty good job so far.
Of course, my head would explode if I deleted the blog or something like that so it is tense and a bit stressful for me to do this at all.

Now I am going to stop and rest and cuddle an old soft purring cat.
I will tell him about the alligator who will not be bothered because it is a wild creature and belongs here ... as long as he stays in the water ... anyone who lives here, knows to not let the children or pets out loose and alone or near the lake.
Which happens to be right in the middle of the place.
An alligator wrangler might come get it ..

So I am going to feed the cats and figure out what I will feed me ... I have a feeling it will be something that involves bread, mayo and some fresh roast chicken .. or maybe just a bowl of soup.

When there is no one to cook for .. it hardly seems worth the bother .. cats and I are fine .

So I am going to go watch the news and see what new storms are brewing and wait for a return email from my friend in New York with 2 babies, 2 massive dogs and 1 husband.
I love them all.  I have the slightest tiniest feelings of envy once in a while :)
Not really envy so much as Remembering when it was me and wishing I could go back in time.

Do you ever wish you could go back in time ?
Like .... my first trip to London with a weekend in Paris ... with my husband.
Or the first summer that we rented a house on Fire Island NY and my babies and I stayed there the entire summer while my husband commuted .. when we visited Buenos Aires and by the end of the week, my husband and I were having coffee and talking about the idea of moving there to live.
It would be close to impossible to pick a time, if there were ever such a thing as a Time Machine .


Barbara H. said...

Time is an interesting thing - the time we spend today will be tomorrow's memories, if we're lucky. Sometimes the old times come roaring back fresh and vibrant. Other times the memory is fragile and crumbles apart like old, dried up leaves. I'm happy where I am right now, for the most part, but there are many things I'd like to change in the past. Who was that person and why did she do the things she did? It sounds like, to me, you are having a perfect day.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you and yes , as Time goes by, we are changed by dozens of things, the people we meet, the experiences of the day, it is all good, even when it can be sad or bad .. we are living ..

Linda deV said...

I do wish I could go back and spend some time with my mom. I'd be way more present with less thought to all the things I need to get done.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Linda, Me too ...

Anonymous said...

Just last night I was telling my husband about a high school date I had. It was 40 years ago. I can still remember the night. Being with my first love and the rush of excitement. I wouldn't go back, but it is wonderful to remember.

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