Archive for June, 2009

Padre Cutie

June 29, 2009

I know only too well what the former Reverend Bob, now married, is talking about. And about Padre Cutie. The priest I fell in love with in Argentina was very good looking. I am sorry to say that we gave each other up. Ms. Paliekiera interviewed me in March about my novel Different Flags and the real life story behind it. Eugenia Renskoff

Mark Sanford

June 27, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009: What is the big deal about Mark Sanford? Personally, I think that if a man travels thousands of miles to see a woman, it’s not just sex. And if his wife knew all about it, why didn’t she do something?

Unpopular Opinion

June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009: I know is not politically correct. Here it goes: Though I do not approve of adultery, I admire South Carolina’s Governor. He travelled to another country, risked his political career, marriage and family for a woman. Had it been just sex, he could have hired someone, like others before him. Were I his wife, I would be start divorce proceedings, but I am not. Yes, maybe he should have admitted it from the beginning, but what politician would? Eugenia Renskoff

A Year Ago Today

June 20, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009: A year ago today, Lauchita and I left Norfolk to go to Jersey City. It was a Friday morning at around 8, and we were driven to Jersey City by a very nice man. That weekend in Jersey was the worst my cat and I have ever spent! The last time I saw Norfolk, the grass on the neighbors’s lawns was green and beautiful.

Running Around 5th Avenue

June 20, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009: Yesterday afternoon I ran around 5th Avenue, looking for a man who wasn’t there. I went to his place of business to discover that he had left. Then I emailed him from the NY Public Library. Then, I discovered where he really was supposed to be, and surprise! He wasn’t there either. I felt like a fool and like I had been stood up over and over again.Yesterday afternoon was one of the more stressful times of the year and a half that I’ve spent back here in New York. Don’t need that again.

Death on the Floor

June 17, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009: I have learned that Orazio, the Italian woman’s orange cat) has died. Fulvia had been away in Venice for the Biennale for a few days. When she returned she noticed that Orazio was acting weird. The vet prescribed antibiotics, but when he told her that Orazio had a tumor, she knew it was time to let him go. Orazio was a beautiful cat, between the ages of 11 and 14. He used to stand behind my door and wait for Lauchita my cat to come out. She never did. Lauchita is very territorial.

How fragile little animals are! And how helpless. Their lives can be over in an instant, just like that.

Nadia’s Death

June 10, 2009

Nadia died early in the morning of Thursday, June 10, 1999. It must have been at around 2 A.M. That’s when she must have noticed that the candle on her night table had caught on something, probably a piece of paper. She must have rushed to the kitchen and got some pots and pans to make noise. But nobody came to her aid until somebody on her floor (the 10th) noticed that there was smoke coming from under the door. The fire dept. found her with her hand clutching the house keys. Otranto and Niebla, her 2 older dogs died with her. The Rolex watch she was wearing (a souvenir of her prosperous days) was stolen by somebody. May She rest in Peace!

Nadia, Almost 10 Years

June 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009: Today is the 10th anniversary of the last full day of Nadia’s life. She had come to my apt. as she did almost every morning and was standing on one of my chairs trying to fix the white drapes in the window looking out at Avenida Maipu. She was happy (or content) when she came to my place. Nadia, who had her own apt. messy and dirty, in part because of her Alzheimer’s, often did the dishes when we were done with tea in my living room. I still cannot believe that so much time has gone by since I lost her, Otranto and Niebla, her two older dogs.

Gift of Celibacy?

June 9, 2009

 The phrase gift of celibacy is just not right. There is nothing wrong with falling in love. If people did not fall in love, get married, have kids, where would the Church be? Nowhere. Eugenia Renskoff

Motivation

June 6, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009: No matter how difficult it and has been, I will go on in my attempts to seek justice for the GA mortgage fraud/foreclosure mess. I will keep my eyes and ears open for anything that can, in any way, help me get my money back. It would be nice for me to have encouragement from the people that know me. Even if this isn’t so (in some cases because they do not want to give me false hopes), I will go on. Nothing will stand in my way. I will not allow that to happen.