What a work week! I’m feeling ready to keel over. I had several very late evenings when express jobs that pay well for the effort required came in, so I’ve been burning the midnight oil. I decided to push through and do extra work today so that I could take tomorrow off since it’s supposed to be lovely and perfect malecón walking weather. It’ll rain from Sunday on for a few days and I’ll be able to get back to work refreshed (well, somewhat).
The only fun thing I did all week was head out between jobs one evening for a caña and a chorizo tapa — and I couldn’t even tell you which night! It was lovely to be greeted with my beverage order and a newspaper without having to ask for them!
The cat has been remarkably good company. I don’t think I’ve ever in my life gotten along so well with a cat before — and I’ve had a lot of cats in my life! I don’t know if I’ve just been lucky with cats, but I seem to have a connection with the species.
I’m happy to know that I’ll have a cat in my life again straight through the first week of February and very likely through to March as I may have picked up a sit in Lancashire (about an hour from Hebden Bridge) for the rest of February. Wouldn’t that be something if I did?
Tonight, I really needed a change of scenery and actually considered going into Almería for dinner. But the closer I got to the Spanish dinner hour, the more that idea seemed like a bad one as I was fading very fast. And then it hit me that the best meal I have had thus far in Spain was at the Mexican restaurant just up the street from here!
So off I went there for dinner. I ordered a caña, which turned out to be 2 euros, so I should have just splurged on the 3 euro Mexican beer. But for my main, I picked the 10 euro pork enchilada platter rather than the 13 euro one I had last time. That meant one fewer enchilada and no rice (but still lots of their wonderful salad and plenty of food). This time, they came with wheat tortillas, but I was told that they had chiles curtidos if I wanted my meal spicy!!! The chiles were just like the ones in Mexico, so worth all those exclamation points. 🙂
Again, not a cheap meal, but such good value for the quality and enjoyment I got out of it and exactly the pick me up I needed tonight. I told the server that theirs is without competition the best Mexican-style food I’ve had out of Mexico and he was really surprised to hear that — but it is! Just another subtle sign that I’m exactly where I need to be right now. 🙂 I really cannot convey just how content I’ve been here and I can’t believe that two weeks from now, I’ll very likely be enjoying my first night in Málaga!
I’m off to go stare at the insides of my eyelids for hopefully eight to ten hours straight. Zzzz.