Sunday, December 23, 2012

Afternoon Thoughts

Yoselin and Jose Manuel
Almost Christmas and here I am in an entirely new situation. I have become a part of an extended family. All because my landlord is now staying home instead of going out all the time. His maid, instead of spending a few hours a week with him, is here everyday and she brings her children So, now what was once a quiet yard, is filled with the sounds of playing children. It is nice.

Today I decided to take the two youngest children to see The Story of Pi in 3D and in Spanish. It is just a short walk to the theater. I am looking forward to their excitement. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie with children. Years ago.  Many years ago. What a treat for me.

When I was younger, children were always part of my life. My last job was taking care of disabled children and adults in Northern California. That was over ten years ago. I am going to consider this afternoon with the children as my Christmas present to myself.


  1. Merry Christmas Patricia! Thank you always for your thoughts, words, ponderings, and of course pictures! Wishing you all good things in the coming year!


    1. Hi Barbara, Thank you so much. Wishing good things for you too. Thanks for writing. P

  2. Hi Pat,

    Have, merry Christmas and happy new year. From VA.

    May, God will be with you always and watch over you.


    1. Hi Min, Thank you so much. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. I always appreciate hearing from you. P