The boys have taken it in turns to get sick over the past week or so. Dante was first, with a low grade fever for two days, then Dominic spiked a fever and has had a runny nose since. Dorian was the last and had a minor fever and stuffy nose for a couple of days. They recovered relatively fast, but now it’s my turn and apparently my immune system isn’t as great as theirs! Ah well. This too shall pass.
Lent has begun and so have the processions and concerts that go with it. This means that instead of heading out in the evening for a 3-4 hour gig, Irving is walking all day in processions. It is warm up for Semana Santa, for sure. This year, he will have to carry food with him, because of his diabetes.
Speaking of Semana Santa, my sister, Sarah will be here for it. She wants to get out and see some of the processions, of course, so I MAY try taking the kids to Antigua this year. We haven’t seen the alfombras and processions there in years because I don’t dare attempt it on my own with three kids and Irving is always working. Between Sarah and I, I think we can hold onto all three boys. I’m really looking forward to introducing her to molletes, my absolute favorite Guatemalan food! Molletes are bread filled with creamy goodness and raisins, then dipped in egg batter, fried and simmered in sugar syrup. Healthy? NO WAY! Delicious? A little piece of heaven in your mouth.
There has been quite a bit of work on the writing sites I work with, so it’s been busy lately. Fortunately, most of it is just pick up what you can, so I can work around school and Irving’s gigs. It would be awesome if there were this much work year round!
We got a pool for the boys. It’s six feet across and holds almost 200 gallons of water. I didn’t realize it would be quite that huge when I got it (on sale!), but it is perfect for them. Unfortunately, the rainy season seems to be appearing early, so we’ve had a lot of cloudy, cool and very non-pool days since getting it. They still enjoy splashing from the outside though.
Just a few of the random bits that have been happening around here.