Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Friday, August 21Our strawberry plant has a blossom!
Saturday, August 22Ivan was pretty upset with himself when he accidentally broke our oil bottle.
Sunday, August 23Our neighbor, Felipe, celebrated his 55th birthday in style with a big party! I put together a collage of photos Ivan took with his iPhone.
Monday, August 24Facebook reminded me of a photo I'd posted two years ago, when Kyle and Tina had the gender reveal for Simon. I thought it would be fun to do a collage of then and now. The current photo isn't from Betsy's gender reveal, but it is the most recent photo of Tina (taken August 23rd) so closer date-wise to the one from 2013.
Tuesday, August 25Sorry to rub it in, but this is our temperature today.
(Hopefully this doesn't portend a hotter-than-normal summer ahead of us!)
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Thursday, August 13I actually can't remember what day I took this screen shot last week so I'm arbitrarily assigning it to Thursday :) I enjoy playing Words With Friends, especially when I manage to score big like this:
Friday, August 14Ivan attended a conference in Cordoba that started today (and went through Monday). He found this photo on facebook for me. Not sure who took it, but can you spot Ivan in the picture?
AND OUR GRANDDAUGHTER TURNED A YEAR OLD TODAY!
Saturday, August 15Since Ivan was at the conference all day and I wanted something light for lunch, I made a crustless quiche. First I sliced a tomato, drizzled oil, salt and pepper over the slices and roasted them for about 20 minutes. Then I chopped those up and tossed them into my smallest pyrex dish (5.5" x 5.5"). In a separate bowl I mixed 3 eggs with a half cup of half-and-half, a few tablespoons of grated sharp cheese, salt, pepper and oregano and poured that over the tomatoes. Thirty minutes later I dug into this:
This is a screen shot from the funniest video of Adalyn's birthday party at the park today!
Sunday, August 16For her birthday, Jon and Nat got Adalyn a play kitchen. It was one of those "assembly required" toys but totally worth the time to put it together because Adalyn loves it!
Tuesday, August 18A friend needed to talk so Ivan met him downtown for coffee. The barista made some cool designs in their coffee.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, July 22Return visit to the hematologist gave us the opportunity to stop and get some photos of this new sculpture. It's some kind of memorial to firemen but we don't know what Bird Lady has to do with it. Maybe once it's all done we'll find out.
Wednesday, July 23The river has gotten really low (we're in the middle of winter, the dry season). There's a section along the river that's quite popular with tourists during the warmer months and when we went to the clinic to see my doctor, I snapped this shot with my phone. If you enlarge the photo, you can see a flat area and stairs across the way.
Monday, July 27We began working on the bedroom today. Ivan took outlet covers off...
Friday, July 31Went to Sta Rosa for a long weekend. First thing on the agenda was to meet with Miguel and Mari. They take care of the house for us, and are dear friends who help in other ways too. The men with our mission are going to get together at the house in September to keep working through policy issues and other items of business. Mari is going to fix and take lunch to the men each day, and Miguel will prepare an asado one evening.
We've had such an abnormally warm winter but I was still surprised to see flowers blooming in Mari's yard!
Sunday, August 2While in Sta. Rosa I worked my way through the many boxes we have stored out there. The back storeroom had gotten out of hand, to the point it was hard to open the door. It was time to get those things organized again! Plus we had a bunch of boxes stuck up in cubby holes above closets that we put out there when we moved from Canning Street to our casita (there just wasn't enough room in the garage). What was in all those boxes I wondered? While I worked on that, Ivan prepared meals. When I make a salad, I literally toss it all together. When he makes a salad, he creates art!
Wednesday, August 5Ivan prepared asado for lunch, grilling a chicken and a variety of vegetables. We are sure enjoying the grill he built!
Thursday, August 6I have a weather app on my phone and snapped this screen shot to show you what kind of winter weather we're having.
Saturday, August 8Self-explanatory collage:
Monday, August 10Lots of other stuff going on but I have been slowly progressing with the baby quilt. I finished "framing" the bottom (blue) section today and then laid the three sections out on the bed to see how they looked together.
[Edited to add: Tina loves it!]