Wednesday, November 14, 2007
There are possibly three towns in the U.S. named Elba? I googled my name to see if this blog came up since it does say Elba on the profile and lots of information came up about the island of Elba, off the Italian coast. Having heard of Elba, Alabama, I was surprised to find others, but I didn't expect to find one near Rochester, New York, where Annie, now lives with her family. Maybe when I go for Christmas, I will be able to visit, just so I can get a picture under a big sign that says Welcome to Elba. I expect there will be snow, but what the heck.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I had the nicest birthday Saturday. To start it off, my daughter Ana, and my two granddaughters sang beautiful songs to me to celebrate my birthday. In fact, Zanneke felt like singing, so much so, that she sang for a full five minutes on the phone. What a girl! Then my friends Maria and Ana picked me up to have Brunch at my favorite restaurant, First Watch. After lunch we went shopping around Altamonte and then went back to Waterford Lakes. Of course we laughed a lot and spent too much. Later we got together for dinner, both of their husbands were out of town, Adolfo in New Jersey, and Mark in Amsterdam. Since they were out we got to play. If you look below you can see the lovely cake they got me. All in all, it was a fun weekend.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
When ever I get homesick I go to my collection of pictures on Picasa and look through my pictures from El Yunque. It is such a beautiful place that just looking at its beauty and refreshing flowing streams, I feel much better. Fortunately for me, in less than a week I will be walking the veredas or pathways, and enjoying everything that makes my little island unique. Enjoy.