I was sitting out on the terrace sipping a cup of white tea and I thought what the heck am I doing out here when I could write! If only I could disconnect the laptop and find the battery so I could write outdoors in the sunshine.
Today I hurt. I woke up this morning with pain that I will describe as one of the “joys” of being a woman. I could take prescription pills, but they are super strong and hurt if I don’t have enough food in my stomach for the rest of the day. Last month I took an ibuprofen but it did nothing. So I wallow.
European women, okay Spanish women, don’t mind to talk about their cycles in public (yeah, girls AND guys). I was left speechless when a friend of Juan’s was complaining about her period in front of a large group of friends. The guys in the group didn’t care, they offered condolences and the conversation continued.
So, this post is the most public I have come to discussing issues I normally reserve for girlfriends. Why shouldn’t it be normal? Is it secret that most women, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends have regular periods?
I am back from Madrid. Whew, I need a rest! KIDDING, I could go on forever. If Juanito said he had to move to that amazing city for whatever reason I would be packed in a flash. (those who know me understand that this sentence could be true even if he replaced Madrid with Kuala Lampur, Rio de Janiero, or Istanbul)
I love big cities. I love sharing a sidewalk with thousands of other people. I love seeing buskers. I love shopping. I love eating out at all the great restaurants. The entertainment options are never ending from theater to Broadway musicals, world renowned museums and live events galore. Maybe someday …
I am very happy in the village on the ocean we live in now. It is small, friendly and you couldn’t ask for better weather. But I think I would go nuts if we lived here forever. Real Estate prices are crazy, I would prefer to make a similar investment in a city with all the things mentioned above. The three star hotel which is just across the road closes down from the beginning of November to February!
So my plan for today is to download the pictures from my cell phone to the computer of Madrid, do some writing work, make an interesting lunch with what we have (since I haven’t gone to the bank) and do it all from the comfort of sweatpants and un-brushed hair!