We’d been here a week or so, when I heard a knock at the door. Lo and behold, one of the amenities to living in this apartment, is having a cleaning lady! Iris has come twice now since we’ve been here, so I don’t have to mop the floors after all. (She even changes the bed sheets and washes the bathroom towels!) But every Saturday, Natasha and I do a little housekeeping, just to keep things tidier.
Today is Mother’s Day in Panama. It is a national holiday, and the beginning of the Christmas festivities here in Panama, similar to what Thanksgiving is to Americans, from what I’ve read. December 8th is also the day of Immaculate Conception, which makes Panamanian mothers feel rather honored to be celebrating today. Yesterday, Natasha and I went grocery shopping, and at our final stop, the cashier gave me a long stemmed pink rose and a little card! What a nice surprise! So, Happy Mother’s Day!