Wisdom Of The Week

Earlier this spring, after I did what I hate the most  – put away my winter clothes and took out my summer clothes, washed and ironed everything  and hanged them in the closet – the next item on my household to-do list was to  have couple of my coats and blazers dry cleaned. The dry cleaners I have been using all along are located literally 10 minutes  away from my house, but it’s off my daily route – which meant I had to intentionally go there.

This has been pending for good 6 weeks, because I am either busy or lazy. There are my two main modi operandi.

Last morning picking up my coffee from Starbucks I – after 2.5 years of working in this building – realized that there is a dry cleaner right there and they are open very early in the morning. All I had to do was to grab my coats as I exited the house this morning and drop them off before my Starbucks run. So I did, feeling happy I didn’t have to take an extra trip.

Lesson of the week: always look around, the familiar paths might not be the best ones.

So, I dropped my stuff off, got my receipt for pickup and later in the day bragged to my husband about my discovery.

“How much did you pay?” he asked. He’s been  living in the U.S. way longer than I have and knows a bit better how things here work

I looked at the receipt. Twice as much as I would pay in my regular dry clean.

Lesson of the week #2. Time is money. Especially in the U.S.


Think Big


For the past couple weeks my brain was so crunched at work,  I needed  to watch something to unwind and to not think much. Sex and The City, which I watched couple times before, seemed like a perfect choice. I remembered the general canvas, I knew they were not discussing nuclear physics, I love New York…so I dived into binge-watching.

Turns out  when you are 32, the perception of love, relationship and men is so much different from your early 20s. Back then I used to think that some women are just unlucky to fall in love with the total jerk and what can you do. Yes, I deemed Mr. Big a total jerk, was sympathizing with Aiden and thought Berger was a cook guy to hang out with. This time around I totally reconsidered.

Think Aiden. Yeah, yeah, I get it. Hard to find anything bad in Aiden. Good-looking, caring,  family oriented guy, who was so ready to commit. I almost felt bad for him until he started being so pushy about them getting married.  Dude, the girl just told you she needs time to adjust to all the changes in her life. She said yes to the marriage proposal. You moved in together. Show some respect here, will you? I understand the whole trust issue, but by the age you are in, don’t you know that trust and official tying the knot aren’t always the same thing? Why did you have to push your agenda so hard? Continue reading