I Wanna Thank You

Yesterday was a truly amazing day. I’m feeling loved and grateful for (and extremely confused by) the many kind, generous, loving messages I received. I keep thinking the messages had been somehow mis-directed — meant for someone else — but, San Geraldo will give me that look (you know, that look) and I will then offer a very whiney, “Thank You!”

But, really, thank you!

I received a text message this morning from Elena saying she and her mother (visiting from Bilbao) were on their way to the beach and I needed to meet them because she had something for us. She said it was fragile and needed to be refrigerated. So I threw on some clothes and met them just as they arrived at the beach.

Over the weekend, San Geraldo had baked brownies for their family. Elena’s mother said they couldn’t return an empty baking pan. So, she made what she called “tarta de cuajada.” Cuajada is milk curd. Elena’s mother’s version of tarta de cuajada includes cream cheese; some people call that “tarta de cuajada con queso (with cheese). Elena’s mother’s tarta de cuajada looks like flan (only more beautiful) and tastes like a light cheese cake (only more delicious).

If you need us tomorrow, San Geraldo and I will be at the gym all day.

OUR TARTA DE CUAJADA.

While at the beach, Elena texted me to say she had found some interesting beach glass. So, after my coffee, I met them on their way back and received more gifts!

ALMOST-YELLOW GLASS
IT’S MORE TARTA-DE-CUAJADA–COLOURED IN NATURAL LIGHT.
THIS MUST BE FROM A FUSED-GLASS VASE,
GREEN INSIDE, WHITE OUTSIDE.  OR NOT…
COBALT BLUE!!!
A GREEN AND WHITE GLASS NUGGET.
OK, NOT SEA GLASS.
GOMINOLA (FRUIT JELLY) FROM ANA CRESPILLO’S FRUIT MARKET.

Won’t you all stand up and take a bow.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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