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Zuni & Felix

Zunilda MainettiLast night I dreamed about Zuni. It was strange, I don’t remember dreaming about her in years, decades even. I don’t even remember how she looked in my dream, what color was her hair – black when I was little, white by the time I was a teenager. And then, today, as I walked and tried to remember my dream, I realize that I cannot remember Zuni’s tone of voice. I can’t hear her saying anything in my mind. The last time I saw her was when Kathy was born, she came to America to stay with us for a while, I was 15. It saddens me a lot. If I heard her speak now, would I recognize her voice? I don’t remember Tito’s, but I was 6 or 7 when he died. I think I remember Granny’s voice, at least sort of. I may have mentioned this, but the only accent I can make is that of Granny speaking Spanish. It’s my one vocal talent 🙂
I don’t remember much of my dream last night. Anything, really, just that Zuni was there.
I remember Zuni, in general, as an “alma de Dios”, a soul of God, the nicest, most given person that you can imagine. She was profoundly religious, went to 7PM mass at the neighborhood church every day. She had me baptized at that church when I was a baby, and against my father’s wishes, fearing, I imagine, an eternity in limbo if something happened to me (now, of course, limbo has been abolished).

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Mika’s & Camila’s wish list

It’s two months until Xmas, but we’ve gotten our first holiday toy catalog, so of course Mika has been choosing what she wants for Xmas. I’ve looked up the items she selected on Amazon (where they are cheaper) and tried to steer her to things that are reasonably priced. Fortunately, she understands that some things are too expensive.
What she wants the most this Christmas is a Pleo, a dinosaur robot, which is super cute but ridiculously expensive. She’s not getting it. Second in her list is a Nintendo DS, which speaks greatly to the joys of peer pressure. What she’s really into, though, are littlest petshop animals. She has over a dozen, but she wants more – and equipment for them. She does play a lot with them, so that’d be a good gift.
Her Amazon wish list is at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1QH9UXHMFMH3M/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go or search for Mika Lacabe
As for Camila, she hasn’t changed her tastes. She’s into Dora the Explorer and babies – but she has tons of the latter. She’s starting to do imaginative play (making pencils into people) as well. I made a wish list for her that includes a couple of Dora things, but in reality she’d love anything Dora. I’ll be adding more things to it as I find them.
Camila’s wish list is at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/39OJA30F1N59A/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go

Thinking ahead towards Xmas – what I want

Xmas list – revision I
-Mixing bowls with lids (Like these ones)
-A Dutch oven
A corningware dish – I want the 2 1/2 qt one, but it may be cheaper to buy it in a set than alone.
-A black cloak:
like this one
-Shawls: one, another (in ivory), yet another one, you get the picture.
-Babysitting coupons
-Gift certificates to nice (or not so nice) restaurants
-Piedmont Springs gift certificate
-Down comforter
-Framing my pictures (I have LOTS of pictures I need to frame!)
-movie tickets
-sunglasses (any)
-Driving lessons

BD List

My husband and my sister keep insisting on knowing what I want for my birthday, and though I really don’t want anything much I figured I’d post my amended list from last Xmas:
-A good quality blender
-New mixing bowls (plastic is fine)
-A good quality: small saucepan & large frying pan
-A cloak (with a hat, like in the French Lieutenant’s woman)
-Babysitting coupons
-Gift certificates to nice (or not so nice) restaurants
-Piedmont Springs gift certificate
-Down comforter
-Framing my pictures (I have LOTS of pictures I need to frame!)
-Salad spinner
-movie tickets
-sunglasses (any)
-good quality mandoline
-Driving lessons
I particularly want a salad spinner 🙂

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