Dear Friends,It’s a gorgeous Sunday morning as I write this. I invite you all to get out earlyand give your body a nice workout by stretching gently and breathing in and outrhythmically. You will be glad you did it and then you can spend the rest of theday enjoying the activities going on in your world.February is the month of love and friendship. It is a wonderful opportunity toshow your affection and appreciation for those who are in your life, beginningwith yourself. Today is the 7th annual chili cook-off in Atenas. The proceedsfrom this annual event, founded by Tom and Kay Costello (Kay’s Gringo Postres)has become an important source of financial aid to the Hogar de Vida (orphanage/foster home) in our town. I will be there all day today and I hope to greet you asyou enjoy the activities and chili tasting! It promises to be a wonderful day for us all.
Today is my parents’ 62 wedding anniversary! It is an anniversary for me as wellsince it is one year since I tripped over one of our dogs (Canela) and broke myhumerus bone! I am happy to report that I am about 98% recovered! I can onceagain perform the simple, routine movements I no longer take for granted. I ammore careful around Canela these days. I have learned that a well-lit path is alwaysthe one to follow and I do my very best to do so.I wish you a wonderful day and a terrific week, Marietta