I use to think I did a lot of dishes, but now, I definitely do A LOT of dishes. The view outside my kitchen window is much different than it use to be.
You may think that not having a dishwasher would be a bad thing, BUT it’s not I tell you! Yes, it kind of stinks having to wash…& rinse…& dry every single dish by hand, but lots of dishwashing makes for lots of thinking.
Living in South America certainly has it’s challenges, but so does living in North America, or living anywhere in the world for that matter. I’ve come to realize that no matter where one might live, for a self-directed individual, life changes constantly. People change, circumstances change, needs, options, stressors – they all change. Our view outside the kitchen window may change. But the wonderful thing is, we can make all these changes work for us, not against us. We choose how we will react to change. Yep, we choose for ourselves. Will I gripe or will I grin? Hmmm…I think the latter is much more pleasant for myself & more importantly, for others.
So…in the meantime, I guess I’ll just get up and dance for a group of 40 Argentines.
AnnMarie’s school had an EXPO last Friday. All family members of students were invited to attend school for the day. During music time, AnnMarie volunteered herself & I to show everyone how to dance. I could have died, seriously, but instead, I grinned & just laughed right along with everyone else.