Saturday, 14 June 2008

It’s raining; in fact, it’s thunderstorming and today I had the laziest day in ages!!!! We did get up earlier than we have all week; I guess we’re back to our UT schedule now. After breakfast we walked to the park, and stopped by the grocery store. We were all soaking wet, even baby Chubbers who was placidly napping in the stroller, but it was so hot and humid. I finally gave in and put El Cangri on the mei tei. He was so grateful he kept saying, “Gracias mama. Estoy cansada.” (Thanks mama, I’m tired, which of course should have been “cansado” since he’s a boy, but oh well).
Gorgeous Boy helped make the most delicious pizza pan we’ve ever had (plain old bread slices with pizza sauce and cheese on top), and after that, I rented “Mr Magorian’s Emporium” from the cable on-demand, and I drifted to oblivion for the next 3 hours. I did have a certain girl clutched to my breast, sucking hungrily like a newborn, even though she’s bigger than her sister at 3 years old (Chubbers is 1 1/2), but still, it was much needed rest. I do feel so guilty that my poor husband is out in the rain, I feel like he should be the one resting, but I’ll make it up for him tomorrow, and I’ll treat him like a king for Father’s Day.
I opened the kitchen door, that goes to the tiny balcony, because of this sweet, intoxicating sound I heard. There were two cardinals on a tree, singing to the world. They flew away, but they left me such a feeling of peace, such sense of contentment that now I have the energy to end the day nicely with my kids. Was it that I received the cardinals’ gift because I was in peace, or was the peace the gift they left? I don’t know, but I thank them for it. Come back tomorrow little birds, and the day after that!

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2 responses to “Rain and peace”

  1. Yamile, this is Adriana! I’m glad you guys are having so much fun. We miss you guys!

  2. By the way, I just started this blog today. I’m not sure how to add friends or anything like that so if you know how, add me! Thank you 🙂

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Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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