|Intermittent rain. Endless chill. Self-portrait.|
But that isn't the focus of my post. No not at all.
|TIE Fighter and X-wing Included! Some assembly required.|
|Yeah. Showgirls are officially aliens. Illegal even.|
So we both did some work until 4pm and headed out with gifts and thoughts of those homemade brownies.
I was excited to see my friends we hadn't hung out since the all the end of the year festivities.
Erica was busy in her kitchen domain making pizzas and pasta along with dessert. Their random neighbor kept wandering in and out (exactly like a in sit-com!!) talking about something spicy he was cooking up- which turned out to be a pot of three hour extra spicy ceviche he wanted to share with the family.
|Tiara with her candled brownie a la mode|
We chatted of over coffee with Raul at the table and Tiara (the happy birthday girl) brought her two best friends over. They were delightful kids! I had almost forgotten how wonderful normal kids are. They had manners and were not too shy or obnoxious or not rudely buried in computer devices. We play the 'light as a feather' game. They sang an ode to a mathematics book to us. And I got dizzy in a couple of laughter-ridden, bilingual rounds of Harry Potter UNO.
|The Little Bear|
Once Raulito/Oso woke up, he brought nothing but extra happy to the room. This kid is amazing! I still want to write something about his history, but that is for another post.
From his spying his homework, I learned a few animal names in Spanish. If you know anyone named Caterina, you know a ladybug! (which none of the online translators are telling me.. hmm.) Hippocampo is the seahorse- the shape of a part of the brain. Medusa- jellyfish. Ciggara- cicada... Yep, learnin' kindergarten Spanish. Yep.
|Raulito wanted a candle too!|
We shared a happy time. And that completely made up for my glumness. Today, is a day of work and more rest for the body, but not too much. I have been still already too long and I can't feel my toes!!