The Sun Is Shining, Oh Happy Day! – September 21, 2009

Sunday evening turned out to be a time to just kick back and relax and so some reading.  The Kindles are getting a good workout and sure beat hauling around sufficient reading material to last until the end of October.  We went out around 10:00 and had a quick drink.  We got back home thirty minutes later and called it a night.

The sun was shining brilliantly when we awoke at 9:00 on Monday.  I was pleased to note that the weather forecast was wrong for the fourth straight day.  After breakfast we headed to the Banco Popular.  This is the bank that I used to deposit funds when we took Westridge students to Spain in the summer.  Now that Susan will be here with me for an extended period of time, she needs an ATM card.  We filled out the necessary forms and went about our business.

We once again returned to El Corte Inglés to add a few items to our pantry and after we put them away we headed out in search of lunch.  After going around in circles we finally found the little café where we had shared a drink with Pepe on Saturday and had a delightful lunch.  Susan had a beet salad with goat cheese, while I started with the ensalada valenciana – lettuce, tomato, onions, caper berries, olives and tuna.  We both then had the monkfish with the most delightful sauce that most certainly used tarragon, cream and tomato and several other ingredients.  We tried to talk the chef out of the recipe, but to no avail.  We had melon for dessert.  They had sprinkled cinnamon on top of the melon, something we had never experienced before, and it turned out to be a delightful addition.  We finished the meal with a café cortado and we went off to our favorite store and bought a vegetable peeler and a cheese slicer and made our way home, happy that we now had everything we needed for those times we will prepare our meals at home.  Pepe is coming by this evening and he and I will head out to a meeting of the local magic club.  Susan will have some alone time and that is what she feels she is in need of at the moment.

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peek a boo!

peek a boo!

At your sevice!

At your sevice!

A Sunday stroll is always in order

A Sunday stroll is always in order

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