Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friends, Food and Festivities

This morning I went uptown with Bindi and J, a lady who's renting one of the condos in the complex. J got a haircut and Bindi got some lowlights. While Bindi's colour was processing, J and I went looking for boric acid to help in the fight against the carpenter ants. We went to 5 or 6 pharmacies but nobody had any.

While I was gone, Owen came over and helped Señor B with a few things that needed doing. He added a little latch to the screen door, changed the lightbulb in the laundry room and added the sweep to the bottom of the door. Owen and Bindi are great friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. We couldn't have gotten better neighbours if we'd asked.

Señor B and I went down to the pool in the afternoon. I came up early to prepare the dish I was making for the potluck that had been planned. I made a fish stir fry that was pretty good, if I do say so Someone had cooked up a couple of fish from the excursion the other day. I'm not a big fish fan and I'm already about fished out from Señor B's catch. Someone else had brought chicken burgers for which I was grateful.

Supper finished up early because several of us wanted to go down to the town square to watch the crowning of the Carnival queen and king. Afterwards, there was onstage entertainment. During one of the songs, 3 young girls were brought onstage to dance with the female entertainer. One of the girls, who couldn't have been more than 5 or 6, completely stole the show with her booty shaking dancing that is typical of Latin America. The singer asked her where she had learned to dance like that and the girl replied, "From the tv."

I bought some churros from a street vendor who was at the square. Churros are soo good. A while back I found a recipe online. They call for regular ingredients so I can make them myself.

I spoke too soon about the ants. Last night, I killed a couple before I went to bed and Señor B said there were about a dozen in the condo this morning.

Re the bug bites; I bought some lidocain at the pharmacy this morning. It's supposed to help with the itch. Oddly enough, the itch is worst in the morning and in the evening. During the day it's almost a non-issue. My feet and ankles are still a bit puffy even though it's been 48 hours since I took that one dose of ChlorTripolon. Weird.


  1. Hmmm, strange that the farmacias didn't have the acido borico. Perhaps try a cleaning supply store??
    Here I found some one day in a very strange place, a stationary store -- go figure lol; but usually the farmacias have it.

  2. Brenda, the package we'd been given to show what we wanted indicated which farmacia it had been purchased from. But it had been purchased in Merida, not Progreso. Not sure if that makes a difference.

    How odd to find it in a stationery

  3. Hi Barb, have you tried putting Vitacilina on the bites the next day. It helps take the itch away for me, for a little while any way.

  4. Lisa, I picked up some of that in Nov and I didn't find it worked very well. The lidocain has worked the best, so far.


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