Thank you Sweden, for being so pleasant and welcoming. I loved smelling your grassy fields out in the country side and viewing your old building in Stockholm’s old town. Not a year goes by that I don’t itch on June 21st, to celebrate with you from where ever in the world that I happen to be.
Living in Vienna, The thing I find most astounding about the culture is their love of dogs. People will stop in the middle of the day, along the fence of the dog park. They will call you over and start talking fast in German, and from their pockets and purses they pull out photos of their pets. They show them off to complete strangers, as a bunch of granny biddies in the states show off photos of their grand kids to new members of the staff at their old folks home. It really is delightful and beautiful how these people truly love their pets.
Today, I wanted to discuss something very dear to my heart. The environment. Some people want to believe that evolution is fiction and the earth’s climate is not changing. Unfortunately for them, reality stands in direct opposition to these beliefs. It is only a matter of time before there is no earth left for any of us to call home. Which is heartbreaking.
Sunday mornings are special in my house. Every Sunday, we get up and greet our lovely clean, eclectic, little Viennese kitchen. Sometimes we open the windows and let in some fresh air. Then we turn on some music…. And we get started! Every Sunday in my house is hot breakfast morning. Mostly we eat cold cereal, or a Smorgas Board, of fruits vegies, and nuts and some sort of complex carb either a small slice of bread or a couple miniature rice crackers from Europe’s Whole Foods, equivalent. So for us, Sunday mornings are exciting and very very delicious. Each week, we make something else. Sometimes waffles, or pancakes, Korvapuusti, cinnamon rolls…. Eggs and Bacon…..Varied varieties of muffins, scones…. The list stretches on for eternity. Once the cooking is done, we gather a delicious plate of food, and we take it to the living room and curl up to stuff ourselves for our once a week sin festival of high calorie home made food, while we tune into some sort of movie or tv show that rots our brain. And we enjoy the morning quietly together. No fussing no fighting. Not until after breakfast. Whatever disagreements we have get put on hold. Whatever stresses we have get forgotten. And for just a short time, on Sunday morning we relax and enjoy ourselves. Some folks go to church. We go to the kitchen and make our Sunday breakfast together.
Prague, where the Velvet Revolution happened, has a long and interesting history. Here are a couple photos we took while visiting it with family and one of the dogs.
It is incredibly difficult living the way that we do. Always on the move to another foreign destination, for me to maintain a proper job or career. So one thing, I have begun to do is to try to use Etsy. I first made these lollipops for some friends who have been indispensable to me here in Vienna. Vienna, is one of the more difficult places I have lived. It is difficult, because, most people do not wish to use English. What most of them don’t realize is on average I seem to have a month and a half to prepare for an international move. This is insufficient for learning a whole new language.