I was supposed to travel back to Brasil on Friday and if that had happened I would be arriving about now and getting settled in. Camillo had promised me a lunch of picanha and a Caiprinha…. (like having a good rib eye and a margarita). Mid week my mother seemed to be in a health crisis and I changed my schedule so I’d not be traveling if the situation escalated. It didn’t and I will now be traveling on Sunday night arriving Monday morning and having my promised lunch on Monday afternoon. Tax day for Camillo and I is a somewhat remote concept. In mid February I submit a spreadsheet to an accountant in Houston, he makes sure everything is in order and sends us forms to sign by mid march – we generally owe more to the accountant than we do to the government and the whole process slips quietly and painlessly into our history.
But my mother (88 in July) showing signs of recovery if not bounding back to full health is an occasion to smile about so here is my one photos (of hundreds) that made me smile. Don’t know if you remember but when I came to Houston for my visit I didn’t bring my external disc… no archives - but while sorting through things in my room (yes my daughter keeps a room in her house for my visits) I found a few CDs of photos from past times. This photo was taken while at the beach house in Macae, Brasil with Carl and Marissa when they were 9 & 15 (now 14 & 20 – WOW!). The smile really comes from the memories evoked by looking through old photos – but this little guy – all two inches or so of him – seems more curious about the person with a big black box attached to her face than startled by coming up for lunch and finding humans on its beach….. by the way those little eyes move independently of each other and can swivel what seems to be 360 degrees.
(Please email me with ONE favorite from this week’s MYTownFriday Shoot-out so I can do the spotlight photos on Monday when back in Rio…. this week all help is especially appreciated.)