Friday, April 27, 2007


It's difficult for me not to be jealous or discontent. Imagine that! I have had the opportunity to do something that not many folks get to do. I am living in another country, a beautiful one at that! There might be people who are jealous of ME! While I do really like it here - sometimes love, sometimes just feel fondly towards :) - I do get tired of being a transient. I am looking forward to finally putting down some roots - getting our own place, having some property where I can have a garden to sit outside and have a place to barbecue, establishing ourselves in a community, and not have to think that I am going to be leaving whatever friends I make in 1, 2, 3, 4 years.

I was thinking of what my friend Erin said in one of her comments on her blog that she has to forcus on the positives of wherever they live. I really need to do that more often because there are SO many positives here. Many negatives, too, but I should stop focusing on them. I mean, really. Look at how beautiful this place it!

My dad's picture

And how cool that we used to live literally 100 yards from a castle! (Well, from the esplenade)

Dad's picture again

And I get to hear that Scottish accent that all you Americans drool over EVERY DAY! Believe me, you get used to it. I hardly notice it anymore.

I hope to get my pictures soon so I can share more positives about this country.

1 comment:

ErinOrtlund said...

I can definitely relate to the tension between adventure and stability. There's a part of me that longs for both.

From where I sit, I look at photos of Edinburgh and PINCH myself that I got to live there for 3 years! Enjoy!