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I feel like I have been in the middle of a whirlwind, waiting for it to subside a little so that I can catch my breath. Hopefully this week, I will be able to do that. The last few days before school officially started, we had to go back and get the kitchen ready for the new school year. I have mentioned that there has been a lot of changes this year in the menu as well as with our faculty. We also need more bodies to cover stations... that means more hours for those that can cover it. That means ME!
There was also a day after work I had been needed to watch one of our grand babies. Which was really nice. Two of our older boys have a set of three kids each which makes it is hard to get some one on one time with them. Did I mention that we have another grand baby on the way? Speaking of babies, I also went to a baby shower yesterday celebrating the birth of my second cousin Sienna. She is beautiful just like her mama Sara.
Nessa came to stay with us last week. I am beaming. She was able to go on our evening walks with Diandra and me. We went to lunch at the Olive Garden with her Mom and sister, which was a treat. We also had a girl night out and went to see the movie No Reservation's (absolutely adorable), and then off to a favorite restaurant Diandra and I love called Mundo's, which serves Latin food. We sat by the pool, gave ourselves pedicures, made dinner's while we listened and danced to Nelly Furtado's CD Loose, did some shopping and watched movies that we had here at home. Nessa also tried to talk me into letting her take one of our girls (dogs)! She said with her beautiful smile and batting her long eyelashes, "You have so many of them, you could give me one!" I told her with a panic giggle, "It isn't happening..."
Diandra and I also got a postcard from Silvia better known as Sophia the Dreamergirl. That was a nice surprise. She is traveling Finland.
The postman was busy delivering to our house because Sheila from As Time Goes By, sent me a Journal I won on a draw that she got on a trip to Cuba. I call it my "Journey Journal" because of the distance it has traveled from Cuba to Canada, from Canada to Hughson, California in the United States. It is beautiful! And smells good too. Sheila explained to me that a lady she bought it from makes them herself. She makes the paper and binds it into books with banana leaves and then decorates them. I love it! Thank You Sheila!
The inside of the front cover. Sheila also tucked a postcard and a book marker from Cuba. You can read more about it here and here. Really very interesting!