Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Lost in translation...
If you hadn't previously noticed, I'm a fairly accommodating human being. I like for everyone to be happy and enjoy themselves. Heck - I'm always up for a good time! The more the merrier right?
So when my niece from Costa Rica emailed me asked if she & her family could stay with us for 2 weeks while she was visiting in the United States - OF COURSE I said yes!
Fortunately, most of our communication was done via email and Google translator. I thought I hung pretty well with the whole conversation until this morning when I received this email (well snippets from the email leaving out detail). "Hola Tia. Salimos el sábado 12 Mayo, regresamos el 27 de Diciembre"
Does anyone else see what I saw?? Diciember? DECEMBER!
Understand, I love my niece to death - but I don't want ANYONE and their little family unit visiting my home for 7 months!
No offense folks. I partially lose my graciousness after day #4 as it is. I will continue to cook for, and cater to everyone. It won't take long until it gets to - thirsty? Fridge is over there. Help yourself.
Seven months would never, ever do!
You can imagine my relief to get the email that basically said,
"Oops - don't worry, Tia - I meant May." Whew!
So now I'm calmly relaxing - one with my couch. Nice cup of Chai Tea & my lap top. Life is, once again, is as it should be.
I will be freaking out as the weekend comes closer & the family is getting set to arrive.
While I do live by the more the merrier, I am still also a total perfectionist. So I will be cooking & cleaning and preparing like a mad woman until they arrive and settle in.
For now...it's just me and my Chai - and all of you!
Thank you for always supporting me & for reading my blog!