Isn't there a song about a plastic Jesus? Well, we now have one, compliments of a past owner. He will stay on the refrigerator until we find a proper spot. I pray to plastic Jesus when I take a chance on the shower and find that its not a problem - however, a little scary to shower with an electric cord hanging so close to my face.
I organize my first day's errands - pharmacia, muebleria (order twin beds), post office, Carolyn's (home items), Health Food Store, Morales and fish market. After dragging another load up the hill, my next job is to continue cleaning and get the guest room ready for bed delivery.
I move onto the stove/oven. There is a large center oval burner that is intriguing. The oven is calibrated in degrees centigrade, so I will have to convert whenever I cook. Taking down the curtains greatly improves the entire room, however, hardware removal is time consuming. Many of the "works" of the windows need replacing. I'll add that to the growing list of things to purchase at the hardware store, appropriately named "Nales".
I haven't had a real meal in two days, so I clean up and head down the street to the Barefoot Bistro. Hungrily thinking of food makes me remember a dish I recently made for a friend -
Ensalada de Pulpo (Octopus Salad)
2 tins octopus drained (unless you can get fresh and cook it in the pressure cooker)
1 green plantain - cooked aldente and large chop
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, large chop
chopped red pepper chopped green olives
chopped cilantro minced garlic
1 bunch green onions, sliced minced fresh ginger
capers lemon/lime juice
adobo seasoning olive oil
Mix above together. Delicious!!
Emily from next door and a friend invite me to share their table. Its a delicious, fun evening with the girls and I have no problem falling asleep from exhaustion.