My husband is getting laid off soon (this happens yearly) and although I am concerned about our already strained finances, I am as giddy as a little girl. I love spending entire days with him. It seems that the more time we spend together the better we get along. I’m not trying to say that we need to be joined at the hip or anything (I just thought of a dirty joke to insert here, but I’ll let it go), it’s just that when we don’t spend a lot of time together it seems that the little time we do have together gets sucked up by chores and “to-do’s” and nothing puts me in a bickering mood like chores and “to-do’s”.
We will be taking a road trip to San Diego (where I will be attending BlogHer 2011). On the way we will stop and visit with a wonderful friend of mine and her family. I haven’t seen her since she got married and now she has two beautiful kids. I’ve known her since junior high and I get to spend so little time with her, but she is near and dear to me.
I’ve been getting lucky lately (another perfect set up for a dirty joke). I won a $50 gift card to SuperCuts from Wrestling With Retirement and this great salad spinner from What the Grimmgirl looks forward to.
I also got this free book that my daughter Put Pie loves just for commenting at Powerful Latinas.
I love children’s books with Latino characters in them. No big deal is made about them being Latino, they just are. I think sometimes, if you are not part of a minority group, it is easy to take for granted that you see yourself represented everywhere, in literature, on tv, in general. That is not the case if you happen to be part of a minority. I happen to be of Mexican descent and the Latino characters in this book are not Mexican, which is great because it helps show my daughter that Latinos are diverse and multifaceted.
You know, I’ve been thinking about how I haven’t told you how great you look lately. No really, you are glowing. You have a certain spring in your step. Have you been working out? Whatever it is you are doing, keep doing it because it is working.
Special thanks to Mrs. 4444 for voting for me multiple times (it’s not considered stuffing the ballot in this case) and encouraging others to do the same on facebook, google+, and twitter. Seriously, if you ever run for office you should consider hiring her as your campaign manager.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie (don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself.