I was hoping the forecast was wrong, and that the sun would be out today, even for a few minutes.
But it was not to be.
The reason I was hoping for some sun, is because my little Teresa is suffering from homesickness this Christmas.
We knew it would be tough, and some of our family members that know her well, predicted that she wouldn't even make it this long.
Teresa's main goal in life had nothing to do with careers or social status.
But rather to be a Mom and wife, and love her family with all her heart.
Well, add to this mixture an adorable Granddaughter who is just learning to talk, and you have one teary eyed broken down gal.
Everyone is telling us that the first year is the worst, so we know it will get better.
And thankfully, we have our friends here, who are also missing their families, so we will lean heavily on each other.
The plan is to keep this red-eyed beauty busy for the next two days.
Tonight we are going to the Christmas eve mass at the San Juan Basilica, followed by a chile supper at Ed and Marilyn's.
Tomorrow morning, we will go to church, then the park is putting on a wonderful Christmas lunch at 1pm.
After lunch, we are going to get together again with Ed and Marilyn to play some games and eat some appies.
She is trying to put on a brave face, and fight back the tears, but they still seem to sneak out.
So, to all you future fulltimers and snowbirds, be prepared.
The first Christmas away, may be a blue blue Christmas.