Oh Happy Day

Posted October 7th, 2008 under Around the house, Life, Puerto Rico, Sights & Sounds by MicheleP.

Today was especially happy around here…

For starters, a cool front has moved in and a very nice (and quite cool) breeze has been blowing all afternoon.

On Tuesdays, the girls stay at school until 2:30 (vs noon on all the other days). Around noon I got a call from the school. I always worry when I see the school number on the caller ID but today wasn’t a call to come pick up a sick or injured child (thank goodness!). Maestra Maria was calling to tell me that the ballet instructor couldn’t come today but that the girls had already prepared for their nap and she told me they could just stay there until 2:30 anyways. That was good news since I was knee deep in mop water at the time. But the really good news? They rescheduled ballet for tomorrow…and that means the girls will stay again until 2:30 tomorrow and I get a free day all to myself that I did not plan on. AND I cleaned my house from top to bottom today so tomorrow really is a free day. Yay me! 

And my final bit of happy news for the day…As I was driving down the street that leads to my neighborhood, something caught my eye…

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Sure, these already exist in Puerto Rico – but the nearest one is 30 minutes away – in a crowded mall with very little available parking. Not only is this now walking distance from my house, it appears there will also be a drive thru.

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So, yes, I’m thrilled to have such caffeinated goodness in my very neighborhood but I’m also I’m hopeful that this might bring even more business to our little neck of the island. Who know’s maybe there is still hope for a Target in Puerto Rico? One can only hope!

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9 Comments

  • 1

    Wow! Now THAT is indeed a good day!! And that would be so bad for my budget. So very bad.

    Comment by Tara — October 7, 2008 @ 8:06 pm

  • 2

    Oh yay! Free day tomorrow. So what will you do with your time??
    I can SO relate to the coffee thing. It’s nice to have that good coffee nearby!!

    Comment by Tina B — October 7, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

  • 3

    “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” And it appears he visited Michele in Puerto Rico! Enjoy your free day tomorrow and dream caffeinated dreams tonight!

    Comment by Addie — October 7, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

  • 4

    Yay! You predicted it!!

    Comment by ScottP — October 7, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

  • 5

    Oh, Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrllllllllllll!!!

    That IS a good day…a good day indeed!

    Love you~
    Beck

    Comment by Beck — October 8, 2008 @ 6:20 am

  • 6

    I hope you enjoy your free day today! And yea for your new Starbucks. It’s the little things in life that make the difference!

    Comment by Kelly — October 8, 2008 @ 7:21 am

  • 7

    Tara – yes, this will NOT be good for the budget – I might just need a bailout…I mean…”rescue”

    Comment by MicheleP — October 8, 2008 @ 7:45 am

  • 8

    Yay on the “ME” day!!!!

    Target: Won’t be happening any time soon. Remember that car rental place in the metro area that goes by the same name and logo?!?! Well, thanks to them Target can’t open in PR. At least that is the reason I was given by someone who was REALLY in the PR business loop. I almost cried… I had such high hopes (still do)!

    Comment by Random Reader — October 8, 2008 @ 7:58 am

  • 9

    Yay!! I am happy for you and Starbucks! I had to laugh though at trying to envision the white girl with the camera taking photos of an empty drive thru. :)

    Comment by Traci — October 8, 2008 @ 10:44 am

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