1. Dengue. Guapo is ok and on the mend. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.
He was in bad shape for a few days and much to his chagrin spent a day and a night in the hospital (he wanted to be able to say he had never spent the night in a hospital. Is that so like a man or what?). He is doing much better but is still tired.
When you have a husband as great and helpful as mine, the removal as him as a team player really hurts. During the first week of the dreaded dengue I was falling in to bed every night exhausted.
2. Juan Carlos's birthday. His much anticipated Star Wars party was canceled due to the dengue outbreak which was not an easy thing for a 5 year old to accept. But, we rescheduled for a week later. His birthday this year was celebrated on 3 separate days: his actual birthday which he was home sick from school for, the next day when I took cup cakes to his class, and then the day of his party.
10 little boys ages 3-5 + light sabers made from pool noodles + 2 1/2 hours = INSANITY
(When I went to Houston I had bought 6 "real" light sabers for the party, thank goodness I had to invite more kids in order to be "politically correct" and used instead the noodles-those kids would have killed each other!)
3. Guests: Guapo's folks came into town last Tuesday. They are always fun to have around and have been so helpful with the kids and giving me a break.
...but, touring, indulging in delicious Brazilian cuisine and getting pedicures leaves little time for blogging.
4. This book about Marie Antoinette:
A very good read if you are into queens, royalty, guillotines, etc.
I promise to blog regularly starting...NOW!