Thursday, August 27, 2009
I have a few things I want to show you, but I still haven't gotten my butt into the living room to take those pics...some biddness woman I am!!! I'm planning on doing lots more in the next day or two and will begin to post my babies on my Etsy or here...who ever wants to buy them first...I'm not particular!!
Yesterday I went shopping with the "Baba," my mother, that's her grandie name. We went to the St. Jude shrine, a small little room next to the St. Jude Church in the Upper Valley here in El Paso. Every time St. Jude answers one of her prayers or sometimes he does it in bunches, we go to the shrine. This one was for our little Sammy...my little grandson that came just a bit earlier than expected. Well, even though we have surpassed the 3 digit weather now, low 90's this week, it's still hotter than hell in that little room. Imagine several rows of religious candles all lit and emitting heat from those glass jars sitting in metal candle stands....hot cross buns-hot!!!!!! I swear, you can bake bread in that little oven...er, shrine. After giving thanks and asking the Big Guy to watch over family and friends, I was ready to high tail it out...you don't have to be in menopause to have a hot flash in there!!!
Later, we went to this little grocery store down the road from the shrine. It's typically a little ma & pa store catering to the Mexican population's taste in food and culture, moi included! We bought bananas, avocados, fruit, spices in little bags, bolio (Mexican rolls), pan dulce (sweet bread for dunking in coffee or milk), Mexican white cookies, polvorones (coloured cookies that melt in your mouth...lard is so versatile!), and asadero, this wonderful white string cheese that's this little wheel of plain heaven...I used it last night on our chile relleno burritos...I get the goose bumps just thinking about it!!
What I'm getting at, is that when we loaded up the car with our spicy and creamy treasures, my mother gasped at how we were going to keep the cheese cool while we continued running errands: "You know you're a beaner when...you put your asadero in your purse to keep it cool while you do more shopping!!!" Oey vey!!! It fell out at Hobby Lobby while I was ready to pull out my wallet and instead, my cheese fell onto the counter...I made no comment or reacted, just stuck it back in my purse and took out my debit card!!
It's time for me to get into that studio and get to work. I will be posting pics soon...as soon as I get my butt into the living room, for now, it's the studio. Peace out.