"At least I have my health." That's what you say in Spain when you don't win the El Gordo lottery. That's why the day of the lottery drawing, December 22, is also known as El Día de la Salud, Health Day.
I do have my health. In fact, I have recovered from the cold I had earlier this week. So I guess I sort of won again this year, and at my age having good health from year to year is priceless.
Now the holiday celebrations in Spain can begin in earnest — and they will go on until the Three Kings have come on January 6. ¡Felices fiestas a todos!
— Sue Burke