Monday, March 8, 2021

Weekend doings

We had an uneventful, but wonderful weekend.

Friday's sunset. I'm still not tired of these.

On Saturday we spent the morning working in the garden. T. mowed the grass. Well, actually he mowed the weeds and the (wild) grass is slowly starting to fill in, but it looks good and it's a lot easier to do than my constant weeding. I planted some seedlings and pulled some weeds where I don't want him to mow. 
Oh, and I had to cut off that agave flower stem. So sad. But more flowers opened Friday night and the bats were getting out of hand. Also, we realised that T.'s excessive coughing could be related to all the pollen coming from it. (It was, he's doing much better now.)
And then we decided to drive to the other side of the island to have lunch at our friends' lunchroom.
I had the pulled chicken sandwich. So good! One of those friend joined us at our table and we had a nice chat.

After lunch, we drove to Goisco to get coals for the bbq. They finally stocked up on flowerpots, so I got a few of those too, and I picked up some crates to organize things around the house (still so messy!). Oh, and then we decided to buy an exercise bike. We know by now that "we'll think about it and come back for it some other time" means that we'll have to wait for months, so we just jumped in. We both could use the exercise. I keep thinking that I just need to go swimming each day, but that kind of takes the fun out of swimming. So maybe it will work to force myself on a bike each day.  I think I'll make it a rule that watching YouTube is only allowed while cycling. Haven't tried it yet though, T. still has to put it together.
Anyway, we had a nice bbq, just the two of us, and of course there was another great sunset.

On Sunday we finally got a picture one of our daily little visitors.

Then we got some wood for a big house project (we live so far from the city that things like that take a whole morning). In the afternoon T. worked on a big house project. I assisted a bit (holding stuff, finding tools) and had some fun with my herbs. I made "stropi di kalbas" (kalbas syrup) for the first time. I actually make coughing syrups often, and it was interesting to work with something that is very common locally. I'm going to test this first and then maybe mix it with my own recipes.

Of course the day ended with another beautiful sky.

 How was your weekend?

Wishing you all a wonderful week. Bon Siman!


  1. Good Morning dear G!
    I have friends who are visiting Curacao right now! I am so happy for them and also a little bit jealous - that they are in the sunshine and warm air - and that if I were with them, I could meet you for lunch at your friends' lunchroom.
    I hope this week is a good one for you!

    1. Hope your friends have a wonderful time! It would be wonderful if you and Ben could make it here one day too.
      Have a good week!