April marks our 1 year anniversary of moving to Switzerland. I’m not even sure I can describe everything I feel when I think about it, but the overall feeling is a positive one and thus far the experience has been filled with a majority of humor. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I can laugh at myself.
It really doesn’t seem that long ago that we were packing the dogs into their crates and onto the van so we could get to the airport for the start of our adventure. Of course I remember part of that simply because the beastly boy was beside himself as if we were torturing him. OMG I still laugh at the thought of “walking” him through the security metal detectors. I can only imagine what that will be like on the return trip two years from now… maybe he should just elect for the enhanced pat down.
Then there was my initial attempts at learning German… or as I fondly recall the initial lobotomy.
Which also reminds me of the nice old lady who chatted withme on the bus for 20 mins. Sure I had no idea what she said to me, but I walked away feeling good and I think I made her day as well.
Come to think of it, German lessons provided a lot of blog fodder as well as frustration and humiliation but then again without that what would I laugh at.
So now I have to admit that our lives have fallen into a fairly comfortable routine, I still don’t really know what people are saying when they speak to me. I just nod and give them my best lobotomized stupid American smile. It seems to work.
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