Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Divorce, Christmas Dinner, And Fireworks! Oh My!
For a country that is considered to be in an economic crisis, people sure were spending an awful lot of money. The nice thing is that people in the province seem genuinely happy… for the most part.
Last year was tough for me because it was my first Christmas in Argentina, and my spouse Zach was in New York. This year I had the fortune of spending the holidays with him, but it was bittersweet. After twelve years together, of which we've spent a year and 9 months legally married, we’ve mutually decided to end our marriage. The stress caused by living abroad, and the financial and emotional consequences that came with it, has forced us to make this painful choice. We have, however, remained friends and will continue to live together. We still care very deeply for each other and we will continue to support and look after one another as we try to adjust to life in Argentina.
We enjoyed a quiet Christmas Eve meal with our friend, Brian. We decided to avoid making a big production like we did during Thanksgiving because of our budget, and also our recent breakup, but we still had a great time.
After dinner, we sat in the living room and watched a few films. We’re basically three huge sci-fi fans, so we watched "Terminator Salvation" and "" on my Blu-Ray player.
We went outside and watched the fireworks. People in Argentina light these up as if it was New Year at the stroke of midnight. I took some video footage and added it under the photo of the fireworks.
With most of our friends either visiting their families in the States, or in nearby provinces, I expect New Year’s Eve to be uneventful. I’ll admit that I can’t wait to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014.
I hope all of my friends, both in the States and in Argentina, and of course, my readers from all over the world, had a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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