Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Just got home from a neighborhood friends house. The one who lives most of the year in Jamaica. She hosted "Taco Tuesday" tonight.
She broke the rules. There wasn't a taco in sight.
Her MIL is visiting from Jamaica, and is as Jamaican as they come. Born and raised. And she cooked for all of us.
I truly felt like I was back in Jamaica.
Except that I was in my own neighborhood, I wasn't smoking gonga and I have to go to work tomorrow. But that's besides the point.
Anyhow, this MIL rocks! She is as sweet as they come! She's an excellent cook and speaks very little English. Patois is her language. Not sure if you've ever heard it, but it's very different.
While sitting and (kind of) speaking with her. I noticed that really all she ever said was "Yes" but the way that she says it with her accent is more like "Yeeas" (you know Jamaican like). And all sweet and such.
I could have sat with her ALL.NIGHT.LONG. I asked her a million questions about Jamaica, and told her how much I loved her Island, and how I had honeymooned there back in the day.
"Yeeas, Yeeas and Yeeas" was all she would say.
Next time I see her I have some different questions for her...And this is how the conversation will go...
Me: "Do you think I'm pretty?"
Me: "Am I the smartest Florida girl you've ever met"
Me: "Do you love me the best of everyone here?"
I can't wait!