Dinner last night was so nice. Our hostess served a chicken curry. I'm not usually fond of curry. I think most people put too much curry for my taste, and it is way too hot. It's like chilies.... I love chilies, but too much, too hot, isn't tasty, it's just hot. but what the hostess made was fantastic! Served with couscous, chutney, and tzatziki sauce. Oh .... my .... gawd!
We ate in her beautiful, peaceful garden. She had designed the most meditative, restorative garden I've seen in a long, long time, and it was so pleasant eating there, visiting with good friends and enjoying being in the moment. After dinner, we gathered around her chiminea and had coffee or tea and visited some more, telling stories, laughing. It was a lovely evening in every aspect. Toward the end the air was a bit chilly, even around the fire, and I wished I'd brought a light wrap, but it wasn't enough to spoil the evening. I love times like this. Good friends, good food, and a sense of peace.
Today I had some errands to run. I got into Rui and I could not believe the numbers, the hordes of tourists! Talk about a last hurrah to summer, it seemed as if everyone in the world was here! The tourist area, the shopping district, was literally swarming with people on the sidewalk and vehicles in the streets. Unfortunately, I had to drive through this part of town as my two stops there were at either end of that district, and to avoid it, I would have had to drive about 5 miles each detour. I bit my lip and did my stuff.
I'm particularly excited about getting this one done. The framer and I came up with a delightful combination of mat, background and frame, and I think it will be amazing! She said it should be done in about a week.
As I was leaving town, I saw a sale at a clothing store. Many racks were outside, and I thought I'd stop and see what was there. I came away with a pant and top outfit, a skirt, and a shirt that I will wear as a jacket or cover to an outfit that I'm taking to Hawaii. I paid $25 for what was originally priced at over $100. Boy, was I happy!
Those errands done, I went to Capitan and dropped off some things at the thrift shop, then went to Linda's shop to visit a while. A couple other friends dropped by and we had a fabulous visit. Not only that, but we walked down the street to my former bosses house. He has a fantastic garden, and he let us take whatever we wanted. I brought home some fresh basil and eight or ten green tomatoes! I can't wait to have friend green tomatoes! I ended up staying in town for over three hours! And I brought home some things from Linda's shop, too, mostly Flax brand. I did a killing on clothes today!
A few minutes ago, the dogs began barking crazily. I went to the deck, then hurried back in to grab the camera. Here is what I saw .....
|Momma deer was leading her two little ones through the yard! They had just stopped for a drink at the drinkin' hole.|
|How precious are these two? I hope they stick close and allow me to watch them grow up like the two previous ones.|
.... Life is beautiful!!!!