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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. 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.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Minette and her chipmunk watching


There are days that I have to actually lift her off the desk and carry her away from the window, talking to her softly about birds in trees or Merlin or anything but chipmunks.
I worry about  her.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

100 Elephants

100 Elephants.
This is how many die every 24 hours.

click Below and read about it .

Save the Elephant

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I Get Ideas ...

My little family arrived early today and we walked up to look at the cows with the baby.
He wanted the sheep.
They all stayed too far away, stuck up sheep :(

But he had fun anyway, he is growing fast but it is the talking that gets me.
Last time they visited he wasn't saying much of anything, now he jabbers away.
He is very cute.
Of course.
What grandmere do you know who says her grandbabies are not cute ???

Minette is curious then hides from them.
I have a feeling one of them was not nice to her, giving her a bad memory .. she avoids him now.
Old Merlin slept on my bed, I am not sure if he ever knew anyone was even here !

I made a really good summer lunch then they left.
I made Spanish Rice then let it get to room temperature then mixed it with sauteed yellow corn, then added, red onion, cherry tomatoes halved, black olives and tortilla chips on the side.
Everyone like it and asked for more.

Early this morning, people came to see the house ... groan ...
I drove up the hill and hid out by the barn. Hung out with the horse and some sheep.  They are nice and quiet and easy going .. no demands or asking opinions, I like them.
The realtor spoke to me nicely and did not get snarky or make me feel bad.
Thank Goodness for small favors.
No word on if the people love it or hated it or what .

So that is the news from here.. not much .. no news is good news sometimes.
Looks like another summer storm coming ..

I have been looking at hotel rates in Buenos Aires and airfares.
I have ideas.
They involve selling homes, buying homes, having money, spending money, packing cats and flying, lots of ideas.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Drifting Along

I worried after getting my old sweetie cat Merlin, that Minette would change.
Someone warned me that could happen.
But she is getting to be a grown up and she is changing naturally and I am happy to say that I see no change in her personality.
She is a tough little cookie. She might get scared of something but she doesn't back down .
She is my little bitty warrior kitten.

Merlin is a huge cat. He looks like a pile of hair .. I don't know how much he weighs now but he is not just skin and bones anymore,
I have fattened him up some. He is weighty .. he seems more comfortable and quite content.
He grumbles at Minette. She says something snarky to him and he looks away.
Then she will lie down and nap quite close to him.
I really wish I could understand Cat ...
I wish I could speak it too but they seem to get it whenever I do speak to them ..
Perhaps cats have a better grasp of other languages than we humans.

I sit as I do every day and wait for someone to come look at the house.
There was one woman, the realtor told me I could show    the house because she had to be somewhere far away and would not be back in time.
What ended up happening was that the shopper brought a friend who thought she was the realtor and she had too much to say about everything and really intruded into the whole thing.
So I gave up and just let them walk through and leave.

If the realtor had been here, they would not have done that.
If the realtor had been here, it might have been something .. the house was everything the woman claimed to want.
But the realtor was not here .

The days go by , quietly, I don't have company much and there is nowhere I want to go alone .
It is so beautiful, I look forward to the lawns being mowed this week, I plan on having picnics and lolling on a blanket in the grass with a book.

I wanted to open the pool and make it pretty but I need someone here with me.
It will be so pretty  , the wisteria is taking over the fence again and there are flowers hanging over the area where the table and chairs are ..


So as the days drift by, it is a very beautiful summer .. an occasional thunderstorm rolls through in the night but the kitties and I sleep through them mostly.

I came out one morning to many large tree branches down and I have to get the Tree Guy to come chop them up and make the garden neat again.
yep, it's always something.

So I am just drifting along right now , there will be changes made but for right now, things are peacefully pleasantly the same.


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