We had fun getting some things done in Cordoba without rushing around like maniacs (our usual m.o. when we go to the provincial capital). It was still a tiring day, with more walking than I've done in a while. I had the start of a meltdown mid-afternoon but the hubby made me take a break and have something cold to drink and I soon revived.
Then as we headed back to the car, we stopped at a little store where the hubby had seen a thermos and some odds and ends he wanted. I was just standing and waiting when suddenly the voice of an angel began to sing. Ahhhh, nothing like a little Percy Sledge on the radio to perk a girl right up!
I have a pretty eclectic musical palate. I enjoy the old hymns, anything by Aaron Copland, bluegrass, celtic, pop, big band...and a few artists whose voices make my heart sing with joy! Percy is one of them. Hearing him in that little import store in the middle of Argentina on a Monday afternoon was like a little gift ☺
Speaking of gifts, my dear hubby carved a big chunk of time out of the day to track down the area where several large fabric stores are located. But our foray for flannel was foiled.
Sorry. Alliteration is a sure sign I'm tired.
Seriously though, it was disappointing to discover that 100% cotton is hard to come by in any form, flannel or otherwise. I've never seen so much polyester outside of a '70s convention. Comfort is key in my book and wearing polyester is akin to wrapping yourself in plastic. Ick! No thanks.
And in quilting I happen to be a purist who will use any and all materials in my art quilts but not in ones I hope people will snuggle with, such as the baby quilt I'm currently working on.
Let's bow our heads for a moment of silent prayer as I contemplate a life with limited access to cotton. Que triste!
We also checked out Carrefour where we did the bulk of our shopping. This is sort of a French Walmart (although I doubt they'd appreciate the comparison) and they're all over the world. I was impressed with the cleanliness and wide aisles, but they didn't have any peanut butter so we still had to make a quick stop at Wally World for that lone item. Which I'm happy to say they did have (not always the case).
As tired as I am tonight, it made me realize there's no way I'm physically up to a trip I was hoping to make. There's a quilt show in Buenos Aires that started today and goes through the end of the month. It only happens once every two years. Once.Every.Two.Years!
To cheer myself up, I found Percy on youtube. Maybe you need a little picker-upper too?