Тебе никто ничего не должен.
Не плачи, когато всичко свърши…Усмихни се, че нещо ти се е случило.
Happiness is often a matter of subtraction, not addition.
Очень важно сохранить в себе детское восприятие мира, и какими бы взрослыми, какими бы богатыми мы ни стали, мы должны жить честно, в гармонии со своим внутренним и неизменно искренним ребёнком.
For two generations we've been lectured about the dangers of overpopulation. But the conventional wisdom on this issue is wrong, twice. First, global population growth is slowing to a halt and will begin to shrink within 60 years. Second, as the work of economists Esther Boserups and Julian Simon demonstrated, growing populations lead to increased innovation and conservation. Think about it: Since 1970, commodity prices have continued to fall and America's environment has become much cleaner and more sustainable—even though our population has increased by more than 50%. Human ingenuity, it turns out, is the most precious resource.
"So it goes." Unlike many of these quotes, the repeated refrain from Vonnegut's classic Slaughterhouse-Five isn't notable for its unique wording so much as for how much emotion—and dismissal of emotion—it packs into three simple, world-weary words that simultaneously accept and dismiss everything. There's a reason this quote graced practically every elegy written for Vonnegut over the past two weeks (yes, including ours): It neatly encompasses a whole way of life. More crudely put: "Shit happens, and it's awful, but it's also okay. We deal with it because we have to."
15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will
I hope everything goes well with the finger. It did look pretty crooked. It is important to let it rest. It is good that you can do both the accordion and the fiddle. I wish fast healing!
As usual I failed to catch up over the weekend. The weather here has been great. Max and I had a gift card from friends of ours for over 8 months and I was worried that they may not honor it... w e went to the store on Saturday and got him a scooter. He even skipped nap yesterday and wanted to sleep with it in the evening : )) Pretty happy kid : ) Today we went to the beach to see off friends that are moving back to France at the end of the month. They also have a toddler and we got close over the last couple of years. I used to work with the father. We'll miss them. In any event, Max ended up naked in the ocean. I will send pictures eventually. It was cool : ) He got quite tired, wasn't happy during the picnic lunch and fell asleep on the way to the car : ) Things like that...
I am suppose to buy the airplane tickets now...
There is a high chance that we will come the second week of August if it is still good with you. I will confirm my vacation on Wednesday when I go to the office and I will let you know for sure.
Looking forward to it.
Be well! Happy summer (it is how it feels here).
Oh, I forgot. Max and I are going to the theaters June 7th for Dot and Ziggy (http://www.carouseltheatre.ca/production/dot-and-ziggy/) and I am looking forward to it. I used to love going to the theater with my grandparents when I was growing up. I even bought subscription for their next season : ) Too bad that they only have so few performances. In Bulgaria, still, there are different ones every week of the year both for the adults and the kids....
And Max is trying a new daycare on Thurdsay mornings for the last 2 weeks and I like it quite a bit. He made binoculars, learned about birds, looked after snails in their snail house and made one from clay, things like this: http://blackbirdkids.ca/
I think that's all the news from us. The fact that I am a slacker is no news but I am working on making it news when I stop being one : )
Happy gardening! Lots of sunshine and smiles!
I have to apologize for not writing back. I was silly and got hooked on a TV show (6 seasons) few months ago and became very compulsory that I watched it. I was missing on sleep and work was suffering and I ended up quite angry at myself and yet I was unable to stop it. Couple of weeks ago I finally watch the last episode... I have been going to bed with Max at 8pm any chance I got since then and have been trying to force myself to stick to more consistent working hours. It feels much better already. Unfortunately, I have neglected my family and friends. I am sorry.
I am catching up on the emails that have gathered in my email box. Please bear with me.
Here are few updates. Max and I are probably flying to Bulgaria for couple of weeks around June 20th. My side of the family reunion... There is also a chance that I will be able to retrieve (and keep) a portion of the money from the house my parents sold in Toronto and my father deposited in a, presently bankrupted, bank in Sofia. I have yet to read your pointers about investment but I have played with the thought of buying real estate and have the mortgage be covered by its rent (as an alternative form of investment). This will require further discussion in the not so far future.
Max and I were also invited to go on a camping trip at the end of July with a bunch of Bulgarian families with small kids (Max's age). I got very excited about this. I have not been camping in a while and I miss it. I hope that Max will like it. I am about to ask for vacation days for it (when we travel to Bulgaria, I continue working remotely from there). This is the link - http://barefootresort.ca/ (I have not browsed it yet, we are pitching our tent at my friends spot (they apparently allow for two tents per spot and this will let us safe money too : ) ))
If it was not for the camping trip, Max and I were planning to come your way at the beginning of August. We may still do that, say the second week of August, if that ok. We would love to visit you, try the vegetables from your garden, and walk the beach. It will be so cool. Let me confirm that in the following weeks (June at the latest). I have 7000+ airmiles points that I do not know how to use and I do not want to loose them.
Otherwise, Max and I really enjoy soccer class. We are trying to convince Chris to join us for one of the sessions. Max loves his Daddy. We have come up with a new game where each one of us tells stories in turns. Max's stories are the funniest. Max dislocated his elbow again but this time Chris managed to put it in place. Isn't this great! Life goes on as usual. Busy.
Thank you for being patient with us.
We were at the Sonic Art Space and it was awesome. We are looking forward to going there again.
We were at BlackBird's house for a tour today. It was neat. Looking forward to come and play here.