Tuesday newspapers include an extra section called the “Escolar.” It is additional paper with a collection of activities and stories designed for kids. It has simpler language, more pictures, shorter articles, and a variety of material closer to my language level – meaning it is a fun but useful addition to my language study.
People selling newspapers have regular street corners or territory so to speak. Most Tuesdays I buy my paper from one of two people. One of them in particular always recognizes Olga and me. We often see him during the week and he always offers us a friendly wave. It is these simple activities, familiar faces, and daily routines that are creating a my new normal and building my new home.