hinking back to when she was a New York tri-state-area-type-A personality, Delora realizes that after 6 months in Spain, her personality is now more like a type J (for Jamon). Delora chuckles to herself remembering the self help books stacked on her bedside in Connecticut: Eckhart Tolle's, The Power of Now, and his follow up book, Practicing The Power of Now. Delora was always too busy reliving the past or fretting about the future to read them. Now Delora internalizes the Spanish philosophies of: no pasa nada and manana, tranquila! (Roughly: Don't worry; there's always tomorrow.) And by doing this, Delora has achieved a goal more amazing, more
Now many tomorrows have passed and Delora takes a vow: she will not, under any circumstances, enjoy Spain as much as she has been. She will limit her visits to the Rioja region of the country, minimize time spent enjoying her new friends, the museums, and the city sites. She will restrict her time spent enjoying the radiant (yet, sometimes rebellious) personalities of her teenaged children and her newly Spanish speaking husband. Instead, she will focus a tiny bit more on productivity! She will strive to post half of what normal bloggers post --a minimum of 10 posts per month!
And with that vow made, Delora decides to bypass the gym today. One vow for greater productivity will count as mental exercise. No pasa nada.
BTW - Delora apologizes for the programmers at Blogger.com for the horrible way that their program is formatting today...