Saturday, December 29, 2007
Mood: tired and blue
I just got back from a quick trip to Corpus Christi. Driving at night can take a toll on you. I think though it was because we (my parents & myslelf) left with heavy hearts. Before we leave Corpus, we almost always stop at the cemetary to visit my brother and grandmother. This blue flower was at the tombstone of my grandmother. I found it laying by a tree all by itself and happily placed it on the tombstone. Afterwards, we walked across to the other side where my brother is and this is where the sadness comes in. We could not find his tombstone. We searched aimlessly for half an hour but to no avail. It seems the heavy rains shifted the soil and weeds and grass have taken over. My parents were so upset as was I. I ran over to the office, which was about to close. The woman promised that on Monday they will have the groundskeepers locate the tombstone and raise it. We hated to leave but it was getting late. So, tonight I am blue because I felt like we left him solito-all alone since we couldn't find him. I know it's just a tombstone we couldn't locate but still our hearts ache. Just so you know, I never really knew my brother (Armando) as he died at birth but he is the twin to my brother Arnold.
Still, he has always been in my heart. We didn't even tell Arnold what happened as he would be beside himself. Thank goodness he doesn't read this blog.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Originally uploaded by :Eureka:
Photo by Eureka/Erika
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Nice soundtrack as well, which I was listening to earlier. Yep, a cheesy way to spend Christmas evening.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Title and photo by BlueEyes5.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Uranus turns direct on November 24, triggering a powerful time known for change and surprising events. With Uranus, planet of liberation and freedom from earthly bonds, straightening out its course just hours before the full Moon, your need for independence and freedom will be heightened. Remember to honor your emotions, but keep the feelings of others in mind as well. While change is in the air, remain flexible as you ride out this roller coaster of a transit. Now is the time to break free of routines and patterns that no longer fit, trusting that the new pieces of your life will settle later.
...Proof it's in the stars!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
You're blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!
As I sit here entering this blog I am listening to Winter Blue by Ottmar Liebert from his Winter Rose cd and it's one of my favorite pieces of music. Thanks Desert Diva for the link to the test. She writes, I shamelessly “snagged” this color test from fellow blogger “Fleur-de-Lisa.”, and I'm just adding to the shame! ;-) If you to want to take the test see Tickle.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Music: Thira, Stephen Duros
Mood: Laughing at the word of the day. I was sad earlier because another house slipped my fingers again. I'm starting to feel like a frisbee....getting stuck on a roof BUT not my roof!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
He looks more like a Mikey with that snaggle tooth gleam! Photo courtesy of Erika. Design inspiration by Erika. Carvings by Luz & Erika. She wanted a happy face pumpkin and not a scary face pumpkin for her first pumpkin carving.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.
From my niece! I crack up everytime I read this!
BTW Erika, we DO need to go back to Central Market
and grab that coffee we saw!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Like a brand new sponge, your brain is eager to soak up everything in sight today! You always thought learning was fun, but today you will have so much fun learning something new that you may need a few days to recover! Get ready for a shocking revelation, intriguing announcement or delightful declaration to stir up your imagination and make your energy level skyrocket. There is some extremely good news coming your way, and it will involve a major transition.
Update: 10/24/07... I'm still waiting for the shocking revelation/good news to come my way! I need something to snap me out of this downward spiral I've been feeling of late. I have my moments when I think it's happening but then something snaps and I'm back where I started...taking one step forward and two steps backwards. It seems that this whole year (2007) my life has been in transition. ;-( One thing for sure, I need a vacation! I've been pretty much stuck here in H-Town except for a few quick excursions to Corpus Christi and Lake Charles. While a vacation may not be in order soon one thing I AM VERY much looking forward to is my massage on Saturday! It's been more than a month and this Humpty Dumpty is very much in need of being put back together.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
They’re calling up numbers now
Try to hide but how
Close your eyes, just pretend we’re runaways
How many boys and men…women and (pets too)
Will it take to win
And how many wish they could be runaways
How many tomorrows do we have
How much precious time
Pick a lucky star
Be it near or far
Just pretend on the long nights…
I can see it too
And wish the same as you
How many tomorrows do we have
How much precious time.
The past few days I’ve learned about the passing of two very dear people and one very special cat and this song by Darden Smith came to mind. John was my first crush from middle school and we went out a few times. I thought he hung the moon! I’m sure he’s chuckling now. I ran into him at the grocery store some years back. He recognized me at first and we caught up with one another in that “precious time” next to the produce isle. As I learn more about his tragic death, I wished now we had exchanged phone numbers/email, something—instead of “see you around”.
Just last month I ran into my student in the hallway and shared “precious time” by saying “hello”. I wish I knew then what I know now…I didn’t know she had been ill with cancer. When I met her some years back, she had just recovered from open heart surgery. She was just at work last Monday and died this past Saturday and leaves behind a young son. She had just completed her degree and came so far from where she began when I first met her.
The shock of John’s death was just passing when I learned of Chyna’s untimely death as well. My very tender womb opened up again and just this evening the tears finally flowed freely. I couldn’t hold it back anymore. Their passing had a profound impact on me as they hit very close to home. Sadly, I missed John’s memorial service and not sure if Chyna will have one but if I can I will be sure to attend. As soon as I can, I will look up into the night sky and pick three lucky stars…for John, Chyna and Duffy too!
Monday, September 24, 2007
The birth of autumn is an event missed by many. Autumn reveals itself slowly, hovering on the edges of our consciousness until its crisp breezes are strong enough to pierce our summer clothing, and we notice for the first time the transformations taking place all around us. It is only when the last fruits and vegetables have emerged in the crisp tangy air and the trees have begun to deck themselves in shifting patterns of crimson and gold that we internalize that fall has indeed returned. Autumn is invigorating and a time to gather our thoughts, in the same way that we might once have collected crops. Just as animals collect acorns to store them, we reap the fruit of our accomplishments. Autumn also ushers in a new slowness of being for most of us, as the tone and tempo of our lives change along with those of all of Mother Earth's children. As the days grow shorter and the blossoms that brightened our gardens through summer's heat begin to droop and wilt, we tend to acknowledge the changing season without understanding that we, too, are in transition. The brilliance of autumn's foliage, the flocks of southbound geese honking overhead, and the arrival of a bountiful harvest are all signs that our lives will soon be changing. Whether the season's cooler days are a prelude to a cold winter or a long stretch of sweater weather, we feel obliged to slow down and take stock of our lives. Autumn's pleasures and rituals revolve around the gathering of abundance in preparation for the winter to come. There is ample time to contemplate what we accomplished during the warmer seasons while tasting the year's first cider or breathing in the sweet fragrance of leaves breaking down. The same stirring that inspires animals to burrow deep into the earth compels us to celebrate the rich bounty we instinctively know will not appea! r again until springtime. Appearances deceive in autumn. The transformations undergone by living beings seem much more like endings than the transitions they really are. Dormancy, not death, is the hallmark of fall. Your priorities will likely change as nature flares into sunset brilliance and then lapses slowly into slumber, but remember to rejoice in the beauty of nature where every finale serves as an overture for a new beginning.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
by Doreen Virtue
Posted by: DailyOM
"There are countless numbers of angels who want to help you, me, and everyone live in peace. Just as people hold different specialties, so do the angels. Here is a brief guide to the various types of Heavenly beings who would love to help you: Guardian Angels: The angels stationed permanently by your side are called guardian angels. These are nonhuman celestial entities sent directly from the Creator. They’re not our deceased loved ones, who—while they can definitely act like angels—are called spirit guides. Our departed friends and family members, like all people living or deceased, have egos. Although they may be well-meaning, their guidance isn’t as pure and trustworthy as that of guardian angels, who are with us from the moment we’re born until our physical death. No matter what we do in life, our angels will never leave us. Guardian angels are protectors and guides, ensuring that we stay safe, happy, healthy, and fulfill our life mission. Yet, we must act as a team with our guardian angels to fulfill these intentions. That means asking for help from them and then receiving the help they give you. Speaking as a lifelong clairvoyant, I’ve never seen anyone without at least two guardian angels stationed by their side. One is loud and bold, to ensure that you’ll work on your Divine life purpose; the other is quieter, and serves to comfort and soothe you. Yet, not everyone clearly hears their angels. If everybody did, we’d have a completely peaceful world! You can have more than two guardian angels, and there are benefits to being surrounded by additional ones. They act like a castle moat, protecting you from negativity. The more angels you have with you, the stronger you’ll feel the sensation of their Divine love and protection. It’s also easier to hear a whole choir of angels, rather than the voice of just one or two of them. Invoke additional angels by requesting that God send them to you, by asking the angels directly, or by visualizing yourself surrounded by more of them. You can ask for as many angels as you’d like. Some people have additional guardian angels because a relative or good friend prayed for them to be surrounded by a number of them. Those who have had near-death experiences have extra angels to help with their adjustment to life following their experiences on the Other Side. Every time God thinks of love, a new angel is created. That means that there’s an infinite number of angels available to everyone".
Courtesey of Daily OM
This past summer my guardian angels brought me to a special woman by the name of Beth Woolf who is an angel messenger. We met twice and she shared the messages of my angels as I clearly had not been hearing what they were telling me. What an eye-opening experience! My mom recently saw Beth as well and another friend asked me to bring her to the "Angel Lady" and each of us has left the sessions with a newfound sense of purpose and direction. I just ordered my copy of this book and as soon as I get a house I want to make it a haven for my angels. One of the first things I want to do is purchase a few angel statues and display them in and around the yard to serve as a reminder that they are always near guiding me.
The world awakens each day from its nightly slumber, transformed by a sparkling layer of morning dew on the grass, on flower petals and leaves, on cars and car windows. These glistening droplets last only a little while, an integral part of what imbues the early morning with its aura of magic. If we sleep too late, we miss the magnificent display of sunlight playing upon an infinite amount of tiny crystal balls. To step onto the dew-covered grass is to anoint our feet with a form of water that comes only once a day for a short time, a rarefied gift of the night air that will soon evaporate in the full light of the sun. If we inhale slowly and consciously enough, it is almost as if we are drinking in this magical elixir formed in the boundary between darkness and light. In one myth, morning dew is believed to be tears from heaven, and in another, the droplets are poured from the vessel of the goddess of dawn. When we see the earth draped with these shimmering drops, it is easy to imagine fairies bathing in the water, or a sky god weeping from a longing to be closer to his beloved earth goddess. Seeing the sparkling beauty of the earth emerging from darkness, we may understand this longing in terms of our own gratitude; how blessed we are to be here. Perhaps heaven really does long to be here on earth, and perhaps that is why we are here—as conduits between the divine and the earthbound. As we drink the morning dew in with our eyes, our skin, our breath, it is easy to imagine that it really is a magical potion, a gift from heaven, a reminder of our true purpose, and a daily opportunity to be transformed.
What do you think?
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
#16 "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through."
#15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while"
#14 "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."
#13 "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."
#12 "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you."
#11 "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"
#10 "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"
#9 "Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."
#8 "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"
#7 "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs and step in monkey poop."
#6 "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."
#5 "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."
#4 "How big were those 'Just two beers' you say you had?"
#3 "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can."
# 2 "I'm glad to hear that Chief (of Police) Hawker is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail."
AND THE #1 WINNER IS....
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too
For the past two weeks, I've been running behind, barely running into the sun and running on empty! I'm fininshing up my second week of working an extra part-time job and filling in for another person who is on vacation. Tomorrow, Sunday marks the 14th day of long hours of running back and forth between my regular job and the part-time job and running blindly. Thankfully, I"m on vacation the upcoming week and looking forward to some down time. Time to sleep, breathe, detox, and catch up with friends and loved ones. Even Chulo has been missing me.
More importantly, I'm finishing up my recovery period from my foot surgery. Just this past Thursday, I had the pin taken out of my toe and yes, it did hurt but was not excrutiating. So, now it's just one more week of walking with the stupid shoe but for now the toe is just bandaged and I only have to wear a sock to protect the foot. So, by next Friday if you see a shoe floating down the bayou you'll know its mine! ;-)
Friday, July 13, 2007
Originally uploaded by nieve44
Mood: Sleepy (ok, not really a mood but you get the point)
My favorite time of the day...next to a sunrise but I haven't gotten to see to many of those lately. ;-( Title borrowed from song by 'Nadama & Shastro-A Reiki Offering' and I will have this photo in mind when I go in for my Reiki massage in the morning as I drift in and out of consciousness.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
*Above title taken from the Gregorian Calendar for the numbers, 7-7-7.
*Many couples consider today a date with destiny as the rush of weddings are at an all time high. The NY Times had this interesting article, "That’s because the date — the almost numerically perfect 7/7/07 — is being sought after by couples around the country as the ideal day for a wedding". I found this to be quite hysterical... "Oddly, some numerologists aren’t sure what all the fuss is about. For most couples, this is not the most desirable wedding date for long-term bliss” said Daniel Hardt, a numerologist and owner of the Life Path Numerology Center in Indianapolis. The triple 7 can lead to miscommunication. Interactions between the partners is likely to be strained. Marriage is difficult enough to sustain without the added burden of a potentially troublesome anniversary date, he said." Sorry Eva & Tony, which by the way I am so sick of hearing about their wedding! UGH!
I found Wiki's description of 7 to be more interesting! Lots of fun filled facts for this lucky date. No trips to the casino here or down the aisle for me today. Just a day at home but feeling lucky nonetheless for all my blessings. ;-)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Schmap New York Third Edition: Photo Inclusion
Schmap New York Published Photographer: L.A. Rivera
Hi L.A. Rivera,
I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released third edition of our Schmap New York Guide:
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Please enjoy the guide!
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides
A very pleasant surprised indeed in which I have been honored to have published. A few weeks back, I recieved a request to have my photo submitted/approved for the first round of inclusion to which I gave the o.k, and just last week got this email notice. Psss...the linked file is big and you may not initially see my photo until it fully loads and/or you may have to move the cursor around on the map for the photo to display.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Originally uploaded by nieve44
Last Sunday, I completed Level I of Reiki training and we learned about the concept of universal life force energy, which we hold in our hands and I will take this life force energy with me tomorrow/Monday as I go in for my foot surgery. Thus, I will be out of the loop for a few days.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Sick Days: We will no longer accept a doctors statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Annual Leave Days: Each employee will receive 104 Annual Leave days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.
Bereavement Leave: This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.
Toilet Use: Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the Chronic offenders category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.
Lunch Break: Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Slow down for three minutes to read this... it is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes.
What does Love mean? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:
Rebecca- age 8
Billy - age 4
Karl - age 5
Chrissy - age 6
Terri - age 4
Danny - age 7
Emily - age 8
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)
Noelle - age 7
they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6
Cindy - age 8
kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - age 6
Chris - age 7
Mary Ann - age 4
Lauren - age 4
Karen - age 7
Mark - age 6
Jessica - age 8
"Nothing, I just helped him cry"
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Music: La Sandunga, Lila Downs
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The second man had married a woman from Nebraska. He had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.
The third man had married a girl from TEXAS. He told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything, but by the third day some of the swelling had gone down, and he could see a little out of his left eye .... enough to fix himself a bite to eat and load the dishwasher.
....Can you hear me laughing from here! Only in TEXAS are tales bigger than life itself!
Monday, April 23, 2007
I would just like to inform everyone
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Music: In the Arms of Love CD, Ottmar Liebert (music to heal the soul)
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Everytime it rains, it rains pennies from heaven, don't you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven, and you'll find your fortune falling all over town so be sure that your umbrella is upside down.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Mood: Spirit Dancing-thanks to Lila
Color of the Day: Magenta
Libra Daily Horoscope:
A need to prove your diligence can come over you without warning today, prompting you to examine the pending promises in your life. You may be shocked to discover that you are carrying unresolved obligations and that you fear others will regard you as unreliable because of it. To ease your mind, consider whether you can fulfill any of these promises today. If it will take more time than this to express your dedication in action, you may feel compelled to reach out to the individuals to whom you are obliged. Letting them know that you are thinking about them and taking steps to act on your obligations can help you remember that you are indeed a steadfast person.We inspire trust in others naturally when we make a diligent effort to fulfill each and every promise we make. Trustworthiness is a worthy indicator of our ability to interact well with others because it provides us with a means of assessing the manner in which the people we spend time with perceive us. Though our obligations may tax us at times, the knowledge that our loved ones and peers can count on us in times of trouble will usually make the trials we face worth the trouble. We can take pride in the fact that we have the strength necessary to always keep our word and take pleasure in the fact that our actions contribute positively to the well-being of those we care for and esteem. As you concentrate on fulfilling your promises today, you will discover that others view you as responsible and reliable.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
You Are a Centaur ...
In general, you are a very cautious and reserved person.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Originally uploaded by ggtem.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Carpenter returns to the jangly folk-rock of her best country hits while searching for meaning in belief, life and hope. It’s hard to suss out her spiritual center — she’s open to God, Buddha and Allah, or nothing at all if it suits her mood — but few artists can so reliably navigate the dark, lonesome roads on the outskirts of faith. — Mansfield
Monday, March 05, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Overview: A change is about to land in your life, and you're ready for it. If anything, you've been anticipating it for ages. Unlike most changes, this one will live up to its promise -- and then some. Get ready to rumble!
...Hmmm, wonder the change is in the jungle of my life?! I'll keep you posted!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
and decided she needed a pet to keep her company.
So, off to the pet shop she went.
She searched and searched.
None of the pets seemed to catch her interest,
As she walked by the jar he was in,
she looked and he winked at her
"I'M SO LONELY, TOO.
BUY ME AND TAKE ME HOME -
The old lady figured, what the heck!
She hadn't found anything else .
So, she bought the frog. She placed him in the car,
on the front seat beside her.
As she was slowly driving down the road,
the frog whispered to her
" KISS ME AND YOU WON'T BE SORRY."
So the old lady figured,
WHAT THE HECK, and kissed the frog .
IMMEDIATELY the frog turned into
an absolutely gorgeous, sexy, young, handsome prince .
THE PRINCE THEN RETURNED THE OLD LADY'S KISS . SUDDENLY THE OLD LADY FELT
HERSELF TRANSFORMING FROM HIS KISS.
NOW CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THE OLD LADY TURNED INTO ? COME ON GUESS! OOOOOOOHHHHHHH COME ON --
DON'T BE A POOP! * * * * *
SHE TURNED INTO THE FIRST HOLIDAY INN SHE COULD FIND!!! She's old.......NOT DEAD !!!!!
Long Live Old Ladies!
Friday, February 09, 2007
2. To fly in space—orbital would be fine—and to write about it.
3. To see "American Idol" canceled--and Survivor, The Bachelor, etc...
4. To be able to play the piano/guitar and sing. I cannot carry a tune in a bucket.
These are not my lists and there are more. Personally, I can cross off #2 & not in any hurry to go up into space but I definitely could hang with #1, 3 & 4. What's on your list?
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
To find the universal elements enough
to find the air and the water exhilarating
to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter
to be thrilled by the stars at night
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
Wonderful words that hit home and a wonderful photo by Shirley.
I love my Flickr friends!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
...photos to be ready from this past weekend...my brother's friend took over #500 photos but thanks to Mario for his photos. It helps to have a backup photographer.
...to dance again with my dad and hear him whisper, "thank you" while tears are streaming down his face.
...I want to hug my brother again and cry on his shoulder as we begin to walk down the aisle arm in arm in front of my parents as we enter the church.
...I want another ride in the stretch limo, offering a toast to our parents.
...I want to hear the Bishop tell his story about the "alcahuete" /gossipmonger.
...I want and need to go to sleep now.