Saturday, December 9, 2017

After many years of waiting, I have wonderful news!!!

We got a building permit!!!
We are very very happy :)

There are many things I am looking forward to. Most of all is having more spacious living room & a guest bedroom. The first overseas friends have already booked their stay for 2019 :)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A granny

I just love this FB find. So, I plan to be a Granny one day :)

For now I am only an awesome auntie. Few days ago I took five nieces and nephews (aged from 4 to 10) with train to the capital (kids love train rides) and took them to museum of natural history. The mission there was to see the mammoth skeleton and touch its tooth.

Then  we visited the national gallery. The kids had a mission to ask someone working there where is one particular painting is and then find it (=a painting of a famous painter who lived in our town 100 years ago). We did find it.

On the way there one of the kids noticed this painting and asked me why why the baby was lying on the floor. Then all the kids started to ask me this question. So I said to them to sit on the floor, in front of the painting and I told them the story about the judgement of Solomon. The kids really listened.  I loved that moment, it was just priceless.

Then, before going home I showed the kids also this painting that I love so much:

The title of the painting is "Kofetarica" which in our language means "a lady who loves drinking coffee".  I asked the kids how does this lady look like. And they used great adjectives: happy, smiling, content. Then I asked them why was she happy. They thought for a while and then a boy, aged 5 replied: "Because she doesn't have kids." It was such a funny answer... I am sure the answer was based on the painting "Judgement of Solomon".

So I explained them my version of why she is happy. Because she loves small luxuries like driking coffee and since she has it, she is happy. If you know how to enjoy small things, you will always be happy. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Letting go

I am currently reading a book written by this author:

I found there a sentence that I just love:
"If you know how to let go, you make room for something new, something that you might never expected nor planned."

So beautiful and so very true! 

I guess I have written more then once that I really like to talk with old people. I can learn so much from them.

In September, I spent a day with an almost 80-year-old lady from Australia and her three children (one of her children is my bloggie friend).  There were moments that it was only me, walking the streets of a beautiful city and talking with the old lady. And she was explaining me how she doesn't need a lot of her stuff so she is giving all away. She gave a beautiful set of cups to one daughter, a vase to another daughter, a painting to her son etc..

This made me think. If you don't have children of your own, whom do you give things?  In that moment I decided that the best solution for me is not to buy unnecessary things.

And in the little house we are planning to build, there won't be any large storage unit.

I just loved Infertile Phoenix's post:

I met the old Australian lady (and her children) few days after our first meeting. When I arrived, she was just finishing writing a postcard to her priest. And she showed me the postcard where she wrote: "we were in Slovenia where we met my oldest daugther's lovely friend, Klara".

It was touching to see that meeting was not special only to me.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lago di Garda / Lake Garda

On weeks like this I just love my job. Here are some photos that I did on my latest business tip. Lake Garda is one of my favourite parts of the world (that I have seen so far). 

I had some time off so I phoned the man that I met almost three years ago:

and I invited him for a walk. It was a lovely walk, we talked a lot.  It is so nice to talk to somebody who is much older and wiser.

He got back the medical results one day after we met so I called him yesterday, just to check.

He said: "The results are not good, but they will have to be good." Meaning it is what it is and he has to make the most out of life he has.

Just like the rest of us. 

When walking and talking with him I realized (once again) that time is all we have.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Loribeth's beautiful sentence

I just loved Loribeth's thought from her latest post:

"A childless life is not just about childlessness;  it's also about having a life and making the most of it, regardless of the hand we've been dealt."

Dear Loribeth, Congratulations on 10th anniversary of your blog!