Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We're only home for part of the day and I'm trying to get caught up on laundry, emails and other internet-related endeavors -- like getting this post up -- before heading back out this afternoon.
We both managed to get the foam we needed, but Magdalena didn't buy any fabric after seeing the prices. Made me glad I already have what I need for my project! I'm planning to use the upholstery weight denim I brought back from the U.S. several years ago (only paid $4/yard for it!). Everything we saw today was at least $15/meter and most of what I liked was closer to $30-$40/yard. Yikes! But I did take a few photos. What do you think of this scooter fabric?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wednesday, March 4Ivan picked two roses and put them on the shelf opposite the loveseat so I can enjoy them while working on the computer.
In front of those, in a metal "bowl" I picked up for 99 cents and spray painted aqua, is a blue hand blown glass paperweight (also picked up in Ireland) and a lovely striated glass orb given to me by Mari at My Little Corner of the World (isn't it gorgeous? It's supposed to go outside, but for now it brings me a lot of joy on the shelf).
Two of my Jan Karon books form a little pedestal for a beautiful bowl made by my BIL, Mike. Somewhat hidden by the vase of roses is a green pillar candle. Do you get the idea I really like blue and green?
What you don't see is the other half of the shelf with another watercolor print, a metal pitcher and a tall Alice blue glass vase. Our casita may be tiny, and we try to keep clutter to a minimum, but I so enjoy having pretty things to look at!
Thursday, March 5Today was our big once-a-month shopping trip to Cordoba, and I was especially happy to (finally!) find a GF mustard at one of our stops.
Friday, March 6Ivan spent a couple hours mid-day helping a friend while I watched the kids and made lunch. They had so much fun using dominoes to create towers.
Saturday, March 7Good friends from Buenos Aires were in the area and spent the day with us. Ivan and Ricardo went to church together back when they were in junior high!
Sunday, March 8Have I ever shared a photo of the church we attend? I can't remember if I have or not. Anyway, here's a picture of the front.
Monday, March 9This is a screen shot of Tina's status on Monday, the fifth anniversary of her first date with Kyle.
Tuesday, March10Normally Ivan has a men's Bible study on Tuesday nights and he spends some time during the day finishing up the lesson while sipping yerba máte (herb tea customarily served in a gourd shaped cup).
Wednesday, March 11This was my first funeral and I don't know if they all follow the same formula. There was no service at the funeral home, but Magdalena had asked Ivan to share briefly at the graveside service. Afterward everyone remained while the casket was lowered into the ground and three cemetery workers quickly filled the hole (seriously, it took less than 5 minutes; those guys are fast!). And that was it.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Thursday, February 19I've mentioned we're having a much milder summer due to all the rain. This morning it was a brisk 60 degrees inside!
Sunday, February 22I rarely take my camera to church, but decided to this morning. I took a lot of photos but this is my favorite:
Monday, February 23We pulled out of the driveway at 7:05 a.m. Just outside San Francisco (Argentina), we stopped for a picnic lunch at a small airfield. This was the second time we've done that on the way to conference, so one more time and it becomes a tradition, right? No idea where we were when we stopped for our second picnic late in the day. We'd been traveling hours and hours by then; I just know I was more than ready for a break from sitting in the car! Ivan drove the whole way, so I'm sure he was just as ready to stretch his legs, too.
As usual I packed too much food. I'd turned the meat from a whole chicken into chicken salad, which we ate wrapped in lettuce leaves, and we also had picada (ham, cheese, olives), with GF cheesy biscuits, and GF brownies for dessert. (The brownies were my treat all week, since the only dessert I could eat off the buffet was the fruit salad, and half the time it was all gone before I got to it. I averted my eyes while walking by the cakes and pies and other yummies.)
After traveling 14-1/2 hours, we arrived at the hotel where conference is being held this year. A bed never looked so good!
Tuesday, February 24Here's a picture of one side of the buffet with a wide variety of salads and cold or room temperature vegetables. (The other side was filled with desserts.)
Wednesday, February 25I didn't take many photos at the ladies tea, and none of them were great. I do like this one I'm sharing because it shows the pretty table -- and one of the other women being silly. We do like to have fun!
Thursday, February 26Each afternoon the staff would set up coffee, tea and juice in the dining area.
Friday, February 27We always take a group photo at the end of conference. This year one of the staff at the front desk used our camera and took photos from the balcony overlooking the lobby. This is everyone, including the team from Hawaii that came to take care of the kids, and the speaker and his wife.
~~~~~~~~~~I failed to take any photos on the way back to Argentina on Saturday. It was a really long day. The driver's side window got stuck half-way down so Ivan had to take time out to stop and maneuver it back up. Good thing, too! We were then able to run the air conditioning while it was really hot, and it kept out the driving rain when a storm hit later in the day (it rained the last six hours of the trip). He just couldn't roll it down for tolls. I thought we were all done with auto repairs, but I guess not!
I'm sorta kinda recovered from the trip. Depending on where conference is next year, we might look into what it would cost to fly instead of drive.