Givar, winter, 2012
Carmela is 52, Serendipity is 16
Winter brought a lot of snow to Apple Valley
and lots of days spent indoors.
The gallery was going well, though it was still a costly endeavour. Carmela was thankful for her manager, Alphonso, and how he ran the business when she was away, but she needed to think of ways to bring in more cash flow.
The winter also brought holidays and Carmela and Serendipity celebrated a quiet Christmas at home.
Verde and his family had returned to Lainey's birthplace to attend her grandmother's funeral. Rojo was traveling with the SiMusic studio to the Winter JamFest to monitor the sound and stage effects. Even Blancita was away on a cruise with her new boyfriend.
The girls didn't mind and after a light breakfast, they exchanged gifts. New earrings for Serendipity and some slippers for Carmela.
Carmela also treated herself to a membership to the gym, she always struggled with her weight and she wanted to lose some extra pounds.
She also wanted to lose some wrinkles and wished that there was a spa nearby that she could go to for some facials, or maybe it was time to consult a plastic surgeon about her skin.
Especially now that she was slowly reentering, or entering, the dating field. She had never actually dated in her life, having been abused so early on and then forced into her marriage. It was scary and she had no idea what she was doing.
At least she knew how Serendipity felt as the young teen was finally allowed to date this simyear. Though her daughter approached dating with a more laid back attitude.
She didn't have to wonder about long-term compatiability
or if she were too old to be dating
or even if she would get married again.
She could just enjoy her dates and have innocent fun.