I love living here in Portugal for six months of the year!! I truly don’t think I will ever tire of being able to come here as I take such immense pleasure in the simple things throughout the day and I’m certain those things will always remain available to me.
Today it was a simple day of going to the grocery, where I find the butcher counter a complete form of entertainment, a quick trip home to drop off our purchases then off to Estoi and lunch at Ana’s and Simão’s. It was such pleasure to introduce James to not only Ana and Simão but Gwen joined us, always a joyful thing for us, AND Harald and Bela came passing by! He was introduced to almost all the folks that make this feel so much like home to us.
After lunch, which always seems to take longer than we anticipate, I drove Marc home, he is coming down with a cold that I have to take the blame for giving to him, to rest. James stayed for a visit with Gwen until I returned then he and I set out to explore a little of this wonderful town of Estoi. I never tire of exploring it’s many nooks and crannies and I always find something new to make me smile.
We more or less lost track of time with our wanderings and suddenly realized we were pretty pooped. A darn good reason to head home!!! We had a handful of fresh sage from the patio, picked a couple of lemons off our tree and our roasted chicken is just about ready to come out of the oven. We are counting our blessings.
And one last smile for the day……..I am debating about not cutting my hair for the six months I am here……of course I have no idea how unruly that will look but……if I don’t do it, I’ll never know. Given that I am contemplating this enterprise I thought I should start to seek out some solutions……….