Saturday, February 11, 2012
The winter rains have arrived. It started last night about 8 PM and rained both lightly and heavily until early this morning. It was even cold in the night; 2 blankets. Good for the garden, of course, and good for maintaining the standing water breeding grounds for the local mosquitoes. It let up through the morning, with only a brief shower or two. Mr. C became transfixed by the opera beginning at 11 o'clock; I kept to my bed and read. Before that, however, he busied himself in the kitchen making corn meal pancakes topped with yogurt and strawberries; this house does not subsist. Big shrimp salad for lunch, opera or no, from last night's llevar dinner from Dago's. Then a great game of dominoes. By that time, 2 PM, the rain had stopped and the breeze suddenly turned warm and sultry. I made a killing at the game table, celebrated with a glass of wine, then home for more reading. Forecast is for rain tonight and tomorrow. Not sure if we will go to Fernando's tomorrow for comida. We'll wait to see what the weather brings. It's supposed to be turbulent and wet until next Friday when the sun will return.