BLOOM! I say TO MYSELF – finally put the parts of this bracelet together
You would think that living in the 4th country on the globe, I would have cultural adjustment down,
but … it’s no secret – our friends in Northern California view us after a year still as suburbians with a Southern Californian Style and a city mentality. That label will probably still stick to us for a while!
The following may make you chuckle (if you have gone through the same), or puzzled (when you have lived all of your life on the country side), or you can’t relate, because you live in a different country.
I drive 1 1/2 hrs. or more to Trader Joe, Michaels, Sams, or clothing stores at least a few times a week. For Northern Californians a drive longer than 20 min. is “a day trip!” Really??
To the coffee shop in my (decent) shorts and sandals. How can I relax if I need to put on a suit (a little exaggerated) with high heels? Yet when I’m “casually dressed up” in the latest trend, I catch “the looks” .
At the cash register of a store, I sense the person want to start a conversation, “How are you guys doing?” or “Are you going to make cookies tonight?” Etc.
My reply is a smile, looking her straight in the eye, “Thank you.” Her eyes start darting in every direction, not knowing how to continue. When I tell this to my city friends, the reaction is “No time!” Someone else claims, “None of their business.”
You get the drift ….:) Am posting this, so I (and people who know me closely) can look back on it later and laugh, “Silly me. What was I thinking?”
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Took this pic in spring when everything was green
THE RANDOM: On our way to have breakfast. We have seen the weirdest cloud formations above the vineyards, but who knows, that makes the grapes grow faster … wink wink
THE FUN; I chose sausage, Mushrooms, and spinach crepe at the brunch
from Early Toast (restaurant)
Above the rocks you can see a metal fence
THE FUN: The wind with sun are in kahuts to make Fountain Spray a spectacle of Exquisite light.
my tentative conclusion:
SOUTH IS MELLOW, NORTH MORE INTENSE
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