L’Chaim!

It’s been exactly one week since my younger daughter was married. I love her, love her husband, love his family. My only complaint is that the wedding weekend went by so fast. It was a blur of greeting old friends, meeting new ones, trying to spend quality time with my immediate family, and attempting to not look as bedraggled as I felt. (I intend to offer superstar photographer Yvette Roman as much as necessary for at least one re-touched photo.)

At her final dress fitting early in the week, my daughter presented me–as if she didn’t have enough to do–with two gifts. Of course there were the requisite cookies, but knowing my love of writing, she also gave me a pair of earrings that became an instant favorite. How adorable are these typewriters?

Typewriter Earrings

It was an especially timely gift because it has been exactly two weeks since the close of the Florida Writers Association’s annual conference in Orlando. I spent the days greeting old friends, meeting new ones, and attempting to not look as bedraggled as I felt. (I’d already spent quality family time in Indiana, prior to the conference.)

Back in Portugal for the last few days, I’ve had a  moment to reflect on these last three weeks. It’s time to settle down and get to two or three of the five or six writing projects swirling in my brain and on my computer.

But most of all, I wish my daughter and her husband health and happiness, love and laughter in all the years to come. L’Chaim!

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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5 Responses to L’Chaim!

  1. weldontravis says:

    L’Chaim, indeed, Tricia! Reminds me of my daughter and me playing in Fiddler on the Roof in the Marin County amphitheater on Mount Tamalpais! “Sunrise, Sunset — Swiftly Go the Years . . . ” Weldon

    On Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:25:45 +0000 Notes from a Movable Marriage writes: triciapimental posted: “It’s been exactly one week since my younger daughter was married. I love her, love her husband, love his family. My only complaint is that the wedding weekend went by so fast. It was a blur of greeting old friends, meeting new ones, trying to spend qualit”

  2. You need to reprise that role, Weldon, and let me know when you do. Warmest to you and Irene.

  3. Ninette Bravo says:

    What a lovely gift – perfect. Hugs and kisses to you, my sweet friend.

  4. Anne pimental says:

    Whirlwind USA trip, how fun. Glad you a a great time. Much LOVE to you and Keith.

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