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December 1, 2016

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December 1, 2016

Dang. Dang, dang. It's still there.

It's been really hard to stay positive but I'm going to keep pushing forward. It makes me a little sad that some people aren't who you thought they were. However, I feel extremely lucky and grateful for what I have. I have great family and friends. I have a roof over my head and food to eat. I have a brother who beat the odds and overcame some horrible obstacles. I have another brother who hasn't been so lucky. I was sent this news clip of a sweet 15 year old girl feeding the homeless. My brother is in it. He's the one that says, "Everyone matters." Little (Manuel Ayala).

I can't stop looking at it. I cry each time. For now, he's OK. My sister and her friend found him under the freeway after about a week of looking for him. He lost his apartment he'd had for several years after being stiffed on some day laborer jobs he was doing. I was too late to help him keep it. This isn't the first time I've heard of people not paying the day laborers they pick up. They just assume these guys are illegals who can't go to the police. My brother was born in San Francisco and was just trying to work. Any work.

Big sigh...

Today, my brother, Nene, should have been 55. Rest in Peace Little Brother. I miss you still.

Ignacio Ayala

OK. This is getting much too sad. These people are always uplifting!

This kids table has been going on with these characters for 16, 17 years? It's been great to see them grow. Lauren, Natalie, Kasey and Shane home from college for the Thanksgiving break. Molly and Emma took a break from their senior friends to join us!

Kids table

I'm pretty sure Shane is over 6 foot 4. He passed his last measurement on our wall by at least 2 inches.

Kids Table

We also had a little fun with the latest craze...The Mannequin Challenge! The fellas in the garage.

Here are the kids at the kids table.

And, the adult table. Good food, good friends, good fun!

Tomorrow, I'm heading to Hemet for a small gathering of St. Joseph's Class of '72 Reunion! Stay tuned for stories and pictures!


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My name is Rosy, Chacha, Meez, Mama, Mother...take your pick. I am the sort of stay at home mother of 4. Sort of because of my Zumba and my Rodan and Fields jobs.

This is my personal blog intended for my family and friends and for anyone out there who enjoys a good laugh, likes to try out new recipes, likes kittens and loves Zumba. Welcome!

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for individuals who do not have the ability to comprehend basic English and misinterpret everything they read.

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My loves are my Honey Bunch, my children, my family, friends and Zumba. My Zumba site:

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One of my favorite sites and one I'll be ideas from. (Hmmm. I already see my Nerd font is similar to hers. Hers is Edwardian Script and Mine is Beautiful ES.)

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The website of a very talented artist who happens to be my son.


Paul Perez, RIP
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This is my nieces blog. She's cute: needs a facelift and makeover. I'll be working on that, too.

They need you.

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They need you, too.




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