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•April 25, 2017 • 4 Comments

Tuesday. We are getting ready to leave. Everything is packed. As soon as all my kids get back from school, we’ll shower and go.

I like traditions so I decided to follow the one that we also have in Argentina.
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”.
This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and it continues with “and a sixpence in your shoe”. Those are objects that a bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the wedding day. They are supposed to be lucky charms.

I just read that the “borrowed” object should come from someone who’s happily married or someone who truly has an inspiring marriage. I don’t know many people here and the ones I know, I can’t tell if they are happily married or not. So I borrowed an earring from my daughter that has a heart shape and it’s also “blue”.
My pants and shirt are “new” and all the rest can be considered “old”.
And just in case that the earring is too small, I painted my toenails blue.

A couple of years ago, when I heard that the rhyme continued with “and a sixpence in your shoe”, I ordered a sixpence in ebay. Because I always knew I was getting married someday.

So:
The “old” object represents continuity.
The “new” object offers optimism for the future.
The something “borrowed” symbolizes borrowed happiness.
The “blue” stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
And the sixpence in the shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity.

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•April 24, 2017 • 4 Comments

Monday. I’m so distracted. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I wouldn’t like to have my ass chewed because I leave the house and forget the keys inside. That happened today.
First, we couldn’t find the car keys, so we had to search the spare ones. Then when we got back, we realized none of us had a key to get in the house, so we went to search for the one that I hid in the backyard and soon we found out that the back door was left open since who knows when.
It’s nice when we are in tune and nobody can blame the other.
I believe a third person would be pissed.

We are leaving tomorrow evening and I still have a lot of things to do. Most of the things, I like to do last minute because if I do them in advance, I end up checking if I did them or not or changing my mind. Like packing. I feel more comfortable if I make a list and pack the same day I leave or the night before so I’m sure everything is in there and I don’t doubt if I put it or not.

I mentioned we are getting married in Denmark, in an island called Ærø. We have to cross by ferry. I hope the weather is nice. It’ll freeze tonight and tomorrow night.
It’s a shame, I’d love to go to the beach.

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•April 23, 2017 • 4 Comments

Sunday. Yesterday I wrote that I broke my streak of two years when it was actually 3 years. I started writing in February 2014. I don’t know how I could miss that.

I have a lot to do before the wedding. We are getting married in Denmark. I didn’t know but Denmark is like Las Vegas in Europe. According to a friend, if you never got married before, you could marry by showing only your passport.
We had the idea to get married in Germany but we got discouraged because they asked for many things/papers/documents and we felt we were running in circles. We say in Argentina: they were looking for the cat’s fifth leg or the hair in the egg.
This way, nobody can kick my fiancé out of the country and he also will be able to work anywhere, even for temporary work agencies, unlike now that he’s not allowed to work unless he has a contract with a company. And that’s not so easy to get.

I’ll be wearing white, even though my mom said I’m not “pure” anymore.
Pants and shirt, that made my daughter’s eye twitch and it almost costed me the title of mother but I’ll wear a veil and flowers on my hair that made me earn some points.
I’m going to see if I can do something now and tick off a few items of my TO DO list.

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•April 22, 2017 • 4 Comments

Saturday. Yesterday I forgot to press “PUBLISH” so I broke my streak of 2 years, 2 months and 6 days of never missing a day blogging.
Maybe that happened because I’m getting married next week. My granma would say: “Cabeza de novia!”. That translates: “Bride’s head!”. And it means that I’m distracted.
I guess I am.

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•April 22, 2017 • 2 Comments

Friday. Yesterday while we were dismantling a pallet to make another seat, one of the boards fell on my big toe. It hurt like hell.
Today it still hurts like hell and it also looks awful. From where the toe starts until just under the nail, it’s blue and swollen. I’m so glad it was cold and I was wearing sport shoes…
I remember when we were doing the other seat, I was wearing my flip flops. I think that if yesterday I had my flip flops on, I would had probably broken a bone.

I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately. I’m exhausted. I feel like if someone had hit me with a sack of potatoes.

Going to sleep now. Maybe I’ll feel better in the morning.

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•April 20, 2017 • 2 Comments

Thursday. I feel like I’m going to fall asleep on the keyboard. I’d go to sleep but I washed my hair a little while ago and I don’t want to go to bed with the hair wet otherwise it dries in funny ways and I look terrible in the morning.
But I’m so sleepy.
I think I don’t care anymore, I’ll brush my teeth and go to bed and in the morning I’ll deal with whatever I have to deal.

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•April 19, 2017 • 2 Comments

Wednesday. The cake I baked that didn’t grow was very nice, according to my friend. We ended up cutting it in little squares like brownies because it was practically impossible to cut in the middle and add some filling.

Today we finished the diet. I lost almost 3 kilos/ 6.5 pounds and I believe I already gain a third back.
We decided to watch a movie and mostly with the movie, we have pop-corn. And I needed some chocolate and chocolate peanuts. I think it’s the first time I was glad there were only a bunch left.

The stupid weather will continue to suck at least for 10 more days. The highest temperature will be 15°C/59°F and the lowest -2°C/29°F. Today my friend told me that last year in Hamburg, they had snow in May. I’m not ready for that. I’m never ready for that, not even in December.

Time to go to bed now. I’m super tired.