So, first allow me to apologize that there is no story today. As it turns out, I've had the last few days off, so I've been more busy than ever, ironically. With my wife at work, it's been my responsibility to prepare for Dia de los Muertos. This has involved shopping, setting things up, and a LOT of cooking and cleaning. Lord only knows how much Pan de Muertos I've made, but it's enough for many of our friends and family to enjoy as well. This is not to mention the shredded tri-tip tacos for dinner that were cooking for nine hours. All in all, I've spent something like twenty hours in my kitchen over the course of the last two days.
So, instead of doing a rushed and half-assed chapter, I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a Happy Dia de los Muertos!
For those who do not celebrate or may not have heard of it, it's a holiday that is often described as Mexican Halloween. However, it really is so much more. It's a three day holiday (31st, 1st, 2nd) where the dead may visit the living. It's a time of remembrance that celebrates the wonderful lives and things left behind by those we love that have passed on. When we lose those we love, mourning is for us, but remembering is for them. For in remembering who they were and how they made us who we are, they live on forever no matter what lines separate us.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening and, if you do celebrate, you remember those you've lost with fondness, not regret. As for my own regrets, I promise you will have a chapter 16 tomorrow come hell or high water.
<3 Feliz Dia de los Muertos, everyone. Tenga buen noche. <3