The Turkey Is In The House!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The turkey’s in the house!  Susan has just returned from the Mercado Central with the remainder of the goodies that we need for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast.  The good news is that the turkey fits into the oven.  Susan will spend the morning getting some dishes ready so that tomorrow all that she has to do is pop them into the oven.  Brian has lent us an electric oven so getting everything ready at the same time will be a piece of pie – pumpkin of course!

I spent a goodly amount of time working on translations.  I am in the process of translating a twenty-page interview with Juan Tamariz who is, at age 70, a magical inspiration for all of us who practice the art of magic.  He has some incredible insights, as well as some valuable advice.

We had lunch with Francisco at Ballando Nudi.  We began out meal with an interesting salad that combined potato with octopus, peppers and red onion.  We then chose a pasta made with mushrooms and pork belly.  Delicious.  In between courses Francisco let us taste an artisanal salume that a friend of his had brought back from Italy.  It was truly a slice of heaven.  We finished the meal with coffee and a chupito of a vanilla infused vodka.

The rest of the day was rather uneventful.  We did manage to catch up with Rachel via Skype and when we hung up from her call, we received another from our good friend, Ruth Slater.  Afterwards we watched TV for a while and then it was off to beddy bye.

The forecast for yesterday was overcast and rain.

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