A new day

It has been interesting to observe that the coverage of the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States has been intense here in Guatemala. Every news channel we receive had full coverage, and we are quite aware of  both the “flub” during the oath and all the details about Michelle Obama’s wardrobe choices. Perhaps I’ve become a cynic in my older age, but I just really don’t give a damn about what she was wearing. Seriously! Anyway it is a new day and I feel that all I can do pray for our new president, for the USA and for us all. I do that anyway.

We have been enjoying the springlike weather very much. While we have not ventured out of the City yet, we have plans to get up on Saturday morning and find our way to Antigua. Once there, I just want to park the car a walk all around the city on the ancient cobble stone streets and take in the ambiance of this beautiful place. Then we can stop and eat lunch as there are many quaint little places to grab a bite to eat.

Jerry and I stopped by World Gym yesterday to check it out. I’m hoping that he will join so he can have something productive to do with his time and improve his health as well. I can join later when I know better what my schedule is. In the meanwhile he can make new friends as Jerry is prone to do. He’s so charming that it’s impossible to not like him, at least in my estimation. 🙂 The gym is located between our apartment and my office, so that could be perfect since he drives me to work most days so he can have the car. And are we ever thankful to have a car! 

One of the things we’ve had to get used to is not having our things with us. For examle, Jerry has no tools to fix anything. He hung some paintings in our office today and he had to go buy a little starter set of tools. I don’t have my books and other items I’m used to having in my office for my work. My office is very bare. I have my desk, which is a beautiful black glass desk shaped in the form of a large comma or eyebrow and two really swell 70’s style red chairs. I still need a cocktail table and a black rug and maybe a small credenza so I can have some storage and I seriously need a clock, oh and paintings for the walls. I want it to be comfortable, but I don’t want to fall into the trap of aquisition of things. A life without a lot of “stuff” around is liberating somehow.


I’ll post photos of the office and of Antigua over the weekend.


1 Comment

  1. Laura said,

    January 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

    So far sounds really good. Congratulations on getting a car. Sounds like you are really settling in nicely. Have fun in Antigua…..and don’t forget the pictures! lol

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