Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weeks 26 & 27

I'm afraid my 365 mojo is gone -- sooooo far behind with daily photos. I can't seem to get back into the groove of remembering to get the camera out and use it. Of course it helps if you go somewhere or do something, and I haven't been doing much of either lately.

However, I'm going to try and hang in there and this week we bring you Two Weeks In Only Six Pictures!

[If we pretend there's cool background music, will it seem like there's more?]

So, up first is a photo from Santa Rosa. The neighbor's horses kept coming over and leaning over to eat the bark off the limbs of fallen trees they could reach.
Monday, June 21st our co-workers brought out a group to help us stack wood and clean up the yard. What a fantastic job they did! "Charley" is one of my English students too. Don't you just love his smile?!
The guy who keeps an eye on the place for us called this morning to say the horses had gotten into the yard and knocked over all the wood the group had painstakingly stacked along the back of the house and eaten most of the bark from it. Is bark especially tasty?

Here's a final photo of the house from the corner of the lot, so you can see the nice new tank on top. Ivan will be building a wall around it, but that's a project for the future. We were just happy to get it installed this last time -- what a job!
No photos until the end of the week when we took a group to a concert in Cordoba.
A large church in Tampa has a youth orchestra, choir and drama team that travels and we got to see one of their performances in Cordoba.

Another group photo, this time from when Argentina played Greece and won! Wearing the colors proudly -- how do you like that fun hat one of the guys is wearing? Those were everywhere!
Obviously I don't have any similar photos from this weekend's game with Germany and subsequent exit from the World Cup. ¡QuĂ© triste!

Friday we were in Cordoba and I snapped this shot of a pizza place.
I've been up and down this street numerous times and had never noticed the tall man on the side of the building. Not sure if that says more about the poor execution of advertising on their part (since he's the same color as the building, he just blends in) or my lack of observation skills.

You know we have opposite seasons, but I have to tell you that today feels like summer. It's been in the 70s for several days running. We're sitting on the patio without even a sweater! Lovin' it! And yes, we are grilling :D  Not hamburgers or hotdogs, or even steaks, but we are grilling. Our lunch menu includes:
grilled bondiola (a cut of pork)
grilled Basque morzilla (blood sausage flavored with nuts and raisins)
grilled red peppers
gourmet potatoes 

Gourmet potatoes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. I simply add some chopped onion, shredded sharp cheese, sour cream, melted butter (quantities depend on amount of potatoes -- I'm going for a seasoned but not overpowering side dish) and bake until hot, bubbly and brown. A very yummy potato dish!


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