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day fifty six

5 Oct

today was an interesting day, to say the least. first day of wandering the streets crying in germany – which happened many times in barcelona the first year. so, i suppose i should have expected it.

me and christin during the first week in barcelona

1. the opportunity to live in a foreign country

it is a fantastic opportunity. it is a fantastic opportunity. it is a fantastic opportunity. it could be worse. it could be worse. it could be worse.

i have to keep telling myself these things. and they really ARE true: it is a great opportunity. i learned so much from my time in spain, least of all spanish and now having lived in spain and germany – how many people can say that? and get to travel like i do? and meet the interesting people that i do?

it is a fantastic opportunity and it definitely could be worse.

2. i am a strong, powerful woman

not only am i grateful for the opportunities i’ve had, specifically as i’ve mentioned of living in spain and germany, but i also acknowledge that i make these opportunities for myself. i realized that i needed something more in my life and got up off my butt, sold all my stuff and moved across the world to a country i’d never been to before and where i knew absolutely no one. i met a fabulous man who is responsible and loving and created a great opportunity for us here in germany and i supported him in that and chose to pick up and move again. at least i’d been here once before. but still, i’m pretty awesome. and the life we’re creating, while difficult, is pretty wonderful.

3. crappy movies and chocolate cake

i’m pretty sure i was already grateful for my chocolate cake yesterday (you’d think i’d remember), but after my crap day of dealing with german i don’t understand still and getting fined 40€ for not having my ticket on the metro (even though i had it, i just forgot to punch it because they put the small box in one tiny little corner of the station and it’s really easy to forget), the best thing in the world is to get home and just be able to lie on the couch, eat chocolate cake and watch movies. and yes, i did watch enchanted again because it is just that good.


day twenty four*

4 Sep

*posted a day late because i am sick (and was yesterday)

1. a weekend in the house with my husband

while the reason we’re staying in is because i’m sick, which i’m not very grateful for, it’s also the first weekend in about a month that we’ve had nothing to do. no family visiting, no trips to england – all of which of course has been fabulous. but sometimes, like yesterday, it’s really nice to spend a day lazing about the sofa and watching silly movies.

2. biscuits

not the him (british) kind, the me (american) kind. biscuits are one of the best things that ever existed. i’ll never forget the day, years ago, when i’d first moved to barcelona and my friend and i were walking about, shopping, and were a bit hungover and we passed a kfc and i thought, that’s it! the thing i need is biscuits! but, alas, even kfc in spain has no biscuits. so, i started making them myself, à la moosewood cookbook, and they are delicious.

3. stupid teenage girl movies

they are so good. not only when you are sick, but really, especially when you are sick. we watched easy a and 17 again. which were absolute crap, but so so good. unfortunately, these weren’t the best stupid teenage girl movies, but they were pretty good. i’d also like to thank james for letting me watch these movies and watching them with me, and only reading the sport on his ipad some of the time.