Anyway, the students enjoyed the slower pace. With so much to see in Buenos Aires, their first week had been B.U.S.Y! In Sta. Rosa they kicked back a little, visiting La Cumbrecita and Villa General Belgrano, as well as interacting with the folks at a nearby rehabilitation ministry.
Thursday we all headed to Carlos Paz. The group stopped in Alta Gracia on the way, to check out the Jesuit museum. The students were most fascinated with the 400 year old toilet system :)
Friday Ivan took them to nearby San Nicolás for a small town festival, celebrating 25 de Mayo [the Argentine equivalent to our 4th of July]. Today they chartered a bus to travel about 40 km east of Cordoba for a rodeo. This is the real deal, with participants vying for spots in the national competition to be held soon.
This coming week the students will be doing all kinds of things, from touring historical sites to visiting schools to spending an evening in the home of an Argentine family... and a whole lot more!
I get tired just thinking about their schedule.
The group brought us six of our suitcases, which I enjoyed sorting through. Since I had to pack according to weight, each suitcase was a mish-mash of household items, clothing, fabric, tools, and assorted miscellany.
Our friends also brought some special treats in their own luggage. I'd sent Katie a wish list with some grocery items. My favorite was this:
I've been busy today cleaning, cooking, doing laundry and dealing with some computer issues, but in the midst of it all I stopped long enough to brew a pot, and then savored it with a warm-from-the-oven brownie (corner piece, of course).
It's been a nice, quiet day as I steadily worked through my "to do" list. I'm feeling pretty good about what's been accomplished, especially on the computer front. Our son (and I.T. guru) walked me through the problem I've been having recently; for some reason I haven't been able to download Kindle books to my computer. I've done it the same way for two years but suddenly it wasn't working. After trying several things, we finally discovered it was the browser I was using! I'm a Firefox fan, but something must have changed in their most recent update that conflicts with Kindle. Anyway, we figured out I just have to use Safari instead. Problem solved!
That meant I was able to successfully download one of the cozy mysteries I bought with my Mother's Day gift certificate, compliments of our son. [The other one will be auto-delivered when it comes out in July.]
hazelnut cream coffee
new cozy mysteries
It's the simple pleasure...