I went AWOL again, I know! Lots has been going on, we are having fun for sure. I never got around to editing the video of the Carnaval parades, and I have to confess it probably isn’t going to happen now. But here’s some of what we’ve been up to:
We went to the Bow Wow Meow, a fundraiser for Proyecto Animales de la Calle (PAC) at the Condominium Om. It was a great event, a lot of money was raised, and everyone had a wonderful time. I thought I was going to be able to capture the crowd with the sunset behind us, but the photo at the top is the best I could do even with Photoshop help.
I’ve been perfecting my bean making skills. We’ve decided that peruano beans with carrot, onion, celery, and lots of garlic are our favorites. I make them in my 40 peso bean pot using plenty of epazote (that I remove before we eat.)
We’ve been to the annual Oaxaca craft fair – I went once with Paul and once with a girlfriend and bought a fantastic wool jacket and some other clothing. Afterwards a beverage and lunch at Diego’s makes for a pretty nice afternoon.
I’ve been knitting – right now I am working on the Ribs and Lace Tank by Jodi Green. I’m using some lovely variegated cotton-alpaca yarn that I bought when I visited my sister in Berkeley last year. I plan on wearing it over a white camisole and skirt so the open weave pattern is more visible.
We spent a really fun afternoon today visiting with Contessa and Colin who are wintering here (and blogging from) Stone Island where they live in their RV with their two adorable daschunds. We met at Puesto del Sol palapa restaurant for lunch and then later a tour of their RV, too. They head back to Canada soon but next year we hope to get to know them better. I’d include a picture of Contessa and me but unfortunately the picture was horrible so you’ll have to check out Paul at the table before Colin and Contessa arrived.
We’ve been doing plenty of other stuff, too. Tonight though I plan on watching the super-moon for a bit and then going to bed early. Tomorrow will be another busy day, here’s a shout out to my sister Wendy, wishing her a happy birthday, and a happy spring!