Friday, April 22, 2011
Semana Santa and birthday weekend!
It's Viernes Santo (Good Friday) and a dia feriado (a national holiday) today.
For the kids and me, pouring rain made for a cozy read all curled up in our big bed, while Dan got on with his regular Friday morning - a run and back to work.
The three of us continued to indulge ourselves by kicking off Theo's birthday weekend a day early with a surprise of maple syrup and pancakes. Our first in three months. Maple syrup is not to be had in Chile, but our friend Monica explained that it appears in the grocery stores (at least in Santiago) every six months or so. She generously sent her more than half full bottle with me as a surprise for the kids!!! Shannon and Jeremy - you can guess that there's little competition for Vermont's finest and yet pancakes never tasted so good (we ate them standing - right out of the frying pan).
Theo's birthday request has been to make sure we're around for all the skype calls this weekend (we are having a friends' party next weekend). We're off for a race tomorrow morning in Punchucaví (isn't that a great name for a town) - the kids and I are doing a fun run and Dan is doing a long distance run - 12 km? But we should be around Saturday late night and all day Sunday..so we hope to connect with many of you then.
Happy Easter and may you have some nice cuddling mornings as well!