My mom is in town, so Ian and I actually have a little date night planned this evening. I never turn down a fiesta opportunity, ha! Bring on the margs, guac, and queso. And I love refried beans. I feel like that is a total "love it or hate it" food but I'm going with LOVE.
The spot we are checking out this evening has live music, so that's always a big plus too. And tomorrow night I am going to a Cinco de Mayo themed bunco evening with some of my very favorite girlfriends!
Cinco de Mayo ties in with my blog post from yesterday about inspiring teachers. I have had some pretty amazing teachers in my life, two that stick out in my head from high school and another two from college.
I entered high school with two years of French under my belt and continued on with French classes. In my junior year, I decided to make the switch to Spanish and was immediately taken with the language. My Spanish teacher, Senora Lewis, was sunshine embodied in a person. She was sweet, patient, kind, motivating, and cheerful. Exactly what you would want in a teacher.
This is a photo of us taken in the last days of my senior year of high school in South Carolina. I have not kept up with her and am not sure if she is still teaching, but if she is, there are certainly some lucky students sitting in her desks. I am going to see if I can reconnect with her. I'd love to let her know that I ended up becoming a Spanish major in college and that she played a very large part in that decision.
So, cheers to everything I love about the Mexican culture, and cheers to teachers like Senora Lewis who make such an important impact on students' lives!