|The bedroom- not our bedding!|
|The "BICs" (aka built in closets). You can see the "kitchen" in the back.|
It has been a HUGE adjustment, moving from a large 2-bedroom house to a tiny cottage. It is the smallest place we have ever shared. The entire footprint of our place is often the size of a bedroom in other homes. We have opened up many of our boxes now that we are in more permanent housing, so that has helped alleviate some of the space issues. Some boxes were half full of paper packaging!
|The width of our kitchen. Really.|
|The sink- if you turn around, you find the stove and microwave.|
|The bathroom sink and washing machine. Not pictured: the water heater hanging sideways above the sink.|
|Our toilet- yes really!|
|The treacherous stairs and the dryer. Ignore the cleaning supplies.|
|One of the doors upstairs.|
|See the thatching!? Using the rafters like this is our solution for extra storage.|
We celebrated the 4th of July with a Mexican dinner at another American’s house. We made a double batch of tortillas, salsa bandera, and pinto beans. They grilled/braaied some carne asada. I tried my first cup of rooibos tea. It was a nice day.
|Doesn't this look idyllic? Pink flowers, Devil's Peak in the background, and a pool in front.|
This week, my husband lost his wedding ring. He has lost weight, so the ring had become looser. Since it is winter here, it is cold and his fingers got even thinner. We think he lost it while bike riding home from work. I’m ambivalent about how to feel. I could take it personally and be upset about him losing the symbol of our marriage and love. But I think my ideas about material possessions have changed, and I’m not as upset as I would have been. I’d like him to wear a ring, but does it truly, really matter what type of ring it is? To me, what matters most is his intention to keep his marriage vows true. Everything is else is just icing.
|R.I.P. wedding ring....|
I made it to 100 followers this month! And I’ve had at least people from 55 countries look at my blog. I think that is amazing!
Song of the month: Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good live version…Such a beautiful love song for children or lovers.
Here is a nice cover of it sung by a young girl.