It rained a little and a little white flower popped up on our dry lawn. The rainy season is coming.
Friday errands are a nightmare in this city. The traffic is the awful. I think everyone goes for lunch or gets off early. And don't even think about getting a taxi... I had to go out yesterday and spent a ridiculous amount of time in the car.
It was open house at my kids' school yesterday. It's really nice to meet your kid's teacher and find them to be enthusiastic about their subject, and concerned about your kid. The last teacher I saw had been talking to parents non-stop for almost two hours, and she still described what the kids were doing in class with such pleasure and energy. It was cool to see.
I took my (older) daughter to see The Hunger Games last night. We are fairly serious fans--she was wearing her girl on fire T-shirt. We loved it. Of course it's not as good as the book, but I thought they did a good job and I thought it was a good set up for the sequel--I think the second movie will probably be better than this one and with a good director could be better than the book. Mother-daughter bonding over dystopian science fiction--it doesn't get any better than that!
This is good:
We have a bunch of ripe plantain right now. When it's really ripe my favourite thing to do with it is fry it and melt cheese on it (queso fresco). It's really the best thing to do with ripe plantains.