Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just a little list

Today you get a list because it's late and I'm beyond tired.

P.M.: Last evening we had supper with my language tutor and her houseful of girls. Besides her three daughters, she's hosting a foreign exchange student. Since I used to see Marcela every day, it felt kind of funny to see her after a month hiatus from Spanish. And it felt weird to speak in English (for Tina's sake) rather than in Spanish. My watch broke this week so I have no idea the passage of time and was surprised to see it was 12:30 pm when we returned home. It's been a while since we stayed out that late.

A.M.: This morning involved starting the laundry, fixing breakfast, going to the dentist and getting my hair cut.

A few weeks ago I noticed one of my eye teeth was quite loose; this tooth had a root canal done many, many years ago. Sabrina reached in, jiggled it a little and pulled it right out. For now I had her cement it back into place but later in the year when there's more time and money I'll have a proper crown done.

P.M. was spent finishing the laundry, making lunch, trying to take a nap, reading a book and picking up on a little wall quilt project that I'd started a long time ago. It's oppressively hot so I continue to do only what is absolutely necessary. Hmmmm, maybe not even that.

A.M.: Tomorrow we're heading downtown to pick up my new glasses (finally in!), and buy fabric to make bedroom curtains along with the hardware to hang them. We want to be able to open the shutters at night and let more fresh air in but our bedroom window faces the rising sun and as Ivan put it this morning, you have to get up pretty early unless you want to sunbathe. So I have to get those curtains made ASAP.

P.M. Thursday we'll be having a variety of folks over for asado. Hoping I can find some mosquito repellent candles to burn. Anyone have strategies for keeping mosquitos at bay?

A.M. & P.M.: Unless the heat breaks (nothing in the forecast) we'll probably go back into Cordoba on Friday for more window shopping in nice air conditioned shopping malls. There's one big one I've never been to (not unusual when you consider my propensity to avoid shopping 99% of the time).

That's as far as this list goes because I notice I have very little time to post before the end of the day.

Hasta maƱana.


Mari said...

I had the same thing with a crown, after it staying put for years!
We need pictures of the curtains when you're done!

rita said...

Your line editor speaking:
--rising son?
--check last paragraph

Ha ha, the teacher in me :)

Can't wait to see your new glasses, along with new hair cut!

ENJOY your last weeks with Tina!

Lhoyt said...

"Espirales" are the only thing that really gets the job done on mosquitoes, unless you have citronella candles down there now.

SmallTownRunner said...

Here's a link to information on mosquito attractants and repellents:

In case you don't have time to read it all, it says the following are repellents:
* Citronella Oil
* Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
* Cinnamon Oil
* Castor Oil
* Rosemary Oil
* Lemongrass Oil
* Cedar Oil
* Peppermint Oil
* Clove Oil
* Geranium Oil

If you can get those essential oils, use 10-25 drops (total) of one or more of them in 2Tbsp of a carrier oil (olive, sunflower, or other cooking oil) or witch hazel (or vodka, the site says!)

Don't wear dark clothing, avoid excess carbon dioxide production (hard to do when you have a fire going for the asado), and reduce moisture/humidity.

I hope that helps!