Hooray for the weekend!

One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Romans 14:2-3

Saturday! Finally! The weekend is here. Don’t have to go to work today. Besides, there’s a big-time golf tournament so the course is closed to us today. So what should we do??

The plan was to go out for breakfast, but by the time all was said and done today (and there was a LOT said, even if not too much ‘done’) it was closer to ‘lunch’ than to breakfast by the time we had our bacon and eggs. Well, not exactly bacon and eggs either.

We Ubered a mile down the road to Los Benes, a breakfast place we’d visited a couple of Saturdays ago. I wasn’t completely surprised when we got there and had to go sit outside for a while to wait for an available table. No problem. We’d waited this long!

After breakfast the Driedgers made a visit to Walmart to shop for groceries while I went back to the apartment. I washed the dirty coffee cups in the sink and had a phone call with Alex. The kids are having a quiet weekend at home, enjoying the break from another busy week. They get Monday off because it’s Louis Riel Day in Manitoba. And it seems there’s a bit of relief from the extreme cold — so spirits are up.

Soon the Driedgers arrived with bags of groceries to put away. By now I was quite into my book — I actually haven’t read hardly at all for a couple of years, and I’ve been sidetracked with my coding project for too many weeks — but now I’m into it. While the Driedgers went to sit by the pool for the afternoon I sat upstairs and finished my book. Small Fry is the 2018 memoir by Lisa Brennan Jobs, the daughter of Apple’s Steve Jobs (voted one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by New York Times). It was a great read. And I’ve already started the next book — one that Alex recommended today when we talked on the phone. The Driedgers are gone for much of the day tomorrow, taking in a symphony concert in Merida with Ken and Kaaren, and that will give me lots of quiet time to read (after I’ve watched my ‘Sunday morning shows’, of course).

Around 4:30 it was happy hour here at La Ceiba. We finished off the margarita mix today. I don’t know if we’re going to buy more tequila — I think we prefer G&Ts. Dave watched a couple of episodes of ‘Better Call Saul” on TV and MaryLou started getting supper ready. She’d bought a couple of kitchen gadgets as well as all the ingredients needed for a stir-fry. It seems that since she went on that ‘cooking tour’ she’s inspired to try some new things in the kitchen!

Dave was sure hoping for a good Jets game tonight, so even as he queued up a movie for MaryLou, he kept one eye on his iPad. By the time I’d cleaned up the dishes and the kitchen they were too far into the latest “Dragon Tattoo” movie for me to follow — so I wrote my blog while ‘Lisbeth’, the heroine, overcame near insurmountable odds and kicked and punched her way to victory. Not so for the Jets — they lost another one, this time in overtime. Oh well, let not the one who abstains from faithfully watching every game pass judgment on the team that loses.

Okay, it’s nearly ten o’clock and the evening breeze coming in our screened windows is (finally) cooling things down nicely. And although our ‘internet-TV’ is stuttering just a bit right now, I’m sure whats-her-name who played the Queen Elizabeth role in that other Netflix series is surely going to get even with the bad guys who are shooting up the screen right now.

All’s right with the world. Even if the good guys don’t ALWAYS win. One more glass of red wine and I’ll call it a night!