January 1, 2010 was the start of this here lil blog. So – happy new year to all and happy anniversary to me last month. Yes, I know my blogging has been spotty.
It isn’t that I don’t have stuff rolling around in my head. Those of you who know me personally know that I try to keep up with the goings-on in Laredo and carry my camera everywhere – the issue is time, time, time. Much has changed since my wheelchair-bound days and the biggest change has been the start of my little business and increase in responsibilities. One thing I have discovered is that I suck as a businesswoman but it is getting better. El Partner is now my ex-partner but he is still a great friend and supporter. Today I celebrate our friendship and all those who have shared their lives with me and let me into theirs. I am reblogging last year’s post because I still support el Día de el Amor y la Amistad.
During the new year’s celebration, I had the good fortune to have my parents visit. Although it’s a month and a half old, here is a wish from my mom and me:
Don’t get all anti-Valentine’s Day on me. I still celebrate Valentine’s Day, a la Mexico (and many other Latin American countries) style – in other words, I celebrate my friendships and love in general with el Día de Amor y Amistad (Day of love and friendship). I will not succumb to any of this must-have-a-special-someone-and-buy-all-kinds-of-unnecessary-stuff pressure. No siree, Bob.
Today, I received a beautiful surprise from an old friend. She scanned a card I had made for her in 2000 and told me how much it had meant to her. It warmed my heart to know that my friendship was valued and that I was a part of her life, even after all these years. We may live hours away from each other now but we still have contact. And for those reminders of amistad, I am grateful.
We live in a border town, celebrate el Día del Amor y…
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