August Break #8 (my favorite taste) and #9 (red) – or family tributes

My Favorite Taste It didn’t take me too long to realize what my favorite taste(s) are. Whenever my mama cooks her typical Spanish food, which is food that is not readily available in restaurants here, those are my favorites. They are things like a simple potato omelette or the more labor-intensive cannelones. There’s also croquetas,…

August Break #3 (handwriting) and #4 (sweetness)

Handwriting The photo I posted on Instagram was of a postcard that Avi, my grandfather (Mom’s dad) sent to me and Sandy in 1976. He had very elegant handwriting. He dotted his i’s with open circles. My mother is constantly befuddled by how small my handwriting is. It is small, and, admittedly, hard to read….

Coffee

As an extra gift for my birthday, aside from surprising me with her actual presence, my sister bought me a coffeemaker. You see, when we were in Costa Rica, we drank coffee every morning. That wasn’t that new for me. I tend to favor mochas, but I’ve had plenty of brewed coffee. I just didn’t…

Working Friday

I had the day off from my regular job, but my editing job was very busy today. There are some school deadlines on Nov 30, so a lot of things are on my plate. I still have a few more to do over the weekend. But this morning, I did a 2.5 mile hike and…

Day of thanks

I slept in. I thought I might go for a hike this morning, but after I got up and around, I thought that maybe I should actually have a holiday without any to-dos or should dos. So I went to Starbucks, came home, read my book outside and enjoyed the morning. Then I went in…

Short week

After what was a fabulous birthday weekend, today it was time to go back to work and other realities. We had In-n-Out for lunch, then we took Sandy to the airport to return to cold SLC. Until next time, hermana mia! When we got home, I did some editing work, then I went to play…

50 & a River

Today I turned 50 years old (!) It’s been a pretty great day starting with the news that one of my besties, Lindsay, gave birth to her child, River, just after midnight! Huzzah! I went for a 4.5 mile hike at a trail I hadn’t been to since before COVID. It was foggy and magical….

Saturday night

All in all, it was a good day. After writing the blog this morning, I worked on the poem. I watched the last episode of “Jane the Virgin,” and I was satisfied with the ending. I went into the office, and I did some freelance work. Then I looked at my poem spreadsheet and my…

A productive day

It’s not often that I get all the tasks on my to-do list done, but today is one of those days! Usually, I poop out in the afternoon, but things just worked out where I was able to keep going. Plus I got in a workout and got all my steps. I might even get…

Costa Rica – Day 8 – Playa Conchal – Brasilito & Sunset

We continued with what has become somewhat of a routine: breakfast then pool. It’s a great way to start the day. Today was the day we saw A LOT of iguanas. Here’s a small sample. There were more I didn’t take photos of. Around 1:30 pm, we headed down the beach path heading northish to…