como esta ustedes?
See, I do speak Spanish.
It is on the cold side here this morning.
I can't seem to warm up even after a couple of decaf coffees.
It is our bedroom, it gets no sun in the winter.
Senor plans to put a fireplace in here but by the time
he does that our bedroom will be in a different room.
So, if you come to visit you can stay in this room and you will be warmed by his fireplace.
So I want to tell you about the photo above.
That's me, of course, but you know that.
What you don't know is the story that goes with me.
Every Christmas I make Senor take me to Starbucks in Ciudad Obregon.
Do you remember that I used to work for Starbucks in the Seattle area?
Great company to work for, especially if you are in the Seattle area.
I can say nothing bad about Starbucks.
Other than my flight attendant days I have never worked for such an outstanding company.
So, back to my story.
About two weeks ago we went to Starbucks so I could get my red cup.
Inside my red cup I always get a peppermint mocha.
On this trip I was told ........we don't have peppermint mocha, only in November do we have peppermint mocha.
I made him repeat that twice since I wasn't real sure I understood it the first time.
After all that was the reason we were in Obregon.
Home Depot and Walmart were secondary.
So, somewhat disappointed, I ordered a cranberry white mocha for 78 pesos
and after a few sips I put it in the garbage.
Then I asked Senor for more pesos and I bought a short mocha.
It was not enough to brighten my oncoming holiday spirit,
so I asked him for another 52 pesos and he said...............no, you're done, we are outta here
and he truly pushed me out the front door.
The day before Christmas Eve we decided to return to Obregon.
Knowing Home Depot was the priority, and the red cup
was just an accessory item, I was still excited to go.
So, lucky me, first stop was Starbucks, just because it happens to be on the right side of the road
before you get to Home Depot.
The same guy was at the counter and he actually knows me by name.
I asked for a decaf grande mocha and then, just out of curiosity, I asked if they had peppermint syrup.
and he said..............of course, we always have peppermint syrup.................what, i said, i was just here two weeks ago and you said you only have peppermint mochas in November.............
and that is true..........he said..........we only have peppermint mochas in November, but we always have peppermint syrup........
And that is really the end of my story.
I drank my peppermint mocha and tried to finagle 78 more pesos out of Senor for a second one, but as I was explaining to him, good grief, they are only decaf, he was pushing me out of the door and telling me............no, you're done, we are outta here.
Talk about a broken record.
Can't a girl double up on her holiday spirit once in awhile?
And we were in Home Depot for two hours.
I am a very patient girl.
Here's to the Red Cup and a decaf grande add peppermint syrup mocha,
which in Mexico, is not a peppermint mocha unless you are in Starbucks during the month of November.
Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ano Nuevo