Category Archives: Working Life

Work Life/Work Wife

My husband Juan and I work in the same building, at the same office, but in different departments. Still, I am not his “work wife.” That title belongs to someone else.

She is a dear friend to him, and subsequently has become a good friend to me. So I guess that makes us sister-wives. Today we are saying good-bye to her with one of our favorite things to do together…lunch. Well, to be more precise one of her favorite lunches, Mexican food. We had lunch with fellow work friends, at Manuel’s Tepeyac , one of her new favorite places in Los Angeles.

Juan and S have known each other longer than Juan and I have known each other. S and Juan’s careers in the office have followed the same path. But now she is leaving with her husband and three kids to follow a job opportunity clear across the country. I will miss her. Juan will miss her. It has been nice knowing that my husband has had such a good friendship with her all these years. She encouraged him when he was in low points in his life and cheered with him during the high points. Their home lives have even intersected at certain points. Here are S and I, pregnant at the same time, though definitely not by the same man.

 So on this day before Thanksgiving, before I  brine my turkey, bake the pecan pie and arrange the flowers, I want to say good-bye to my husband’s work wife, my “sister-wife” and our friend. Thank you for your friendship.

Walking in LA

Fall has decided to make a reappearance in the land of eternal sunshine. This past weekend, after several weeks of sunshine and temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s we finally had some rain. After the rain left, the temperatures cooled, the air was brisk , the skies were washed blue, and to the north, the lingering rain clouds hung over the San Gabriel mountains. It was a picture postcard kind of day. The kind of day which makes you want to walk in downtown LA,  something Juan and I did during our lunch hour.  Besides it gave Juan the perfect opportunity to take some photos with his NEW iPHONE 4!

Here’s a look at our lunchtime route:

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