So I always offer child-sitting svcs to my nearest & dearest ex-pat friends (HINT! HINT! Be nicer to me and benefit...) Sra. Meems will be watching "Dumbo" for the 2,3459th time on Sat. night. It's OK; I have it memorized and I sort of j'adore. Do admit: "When I See A' Elephant Fly" is one of the greatest movie/jazz numbers of all time.....

AYUND on Sunday, The Diva goes to Los Castillos for the first birthday party of the son of my new maid. Who is the daughter-in-law of mi Morena, the ama de llaves at the hotel for 33 years. In like Flynn......

Can't wait. I will bring an educational toy, plus chocolates (and probbly a bottle o'wine for me) and we will laugh and rock and eat too much and tell the same stories over and over because they are my Dominican family.