Sunday, August 17, 2008
cant believe how fast the weeks are going now... tenth gone now and siesta time Wednesday i will be celebrating half way through this ordeal.... because at times, different times every day this is still how it is... Monday this week was very bad, had a migraine coming on and was just in extreme pain all over, so many pain killers i was in a trance most of the time... not sure if i was even really there or not! lunch time i had my rest, but wasn't rested, got home went to bed, Tuesday i awoke still with a head ache, the migraine tablet i had taken hadn't done a thing... so off to work Tuesday feeling as bad as the day before, and that night i had to take another of the migraine tablets, this one worked as on Wednesday although i felt a bit weird the head ache was at least gone!
this above is the street on the right where i am this week, a poor women who came into the shop in Bajondillo last week is staying just here on the right, and had walked in completely the wrong direction in 40º of heat, just for a cigarette....!!!
now i also have my temporally lost blog notes... that was a bit worrying last week ;-) well, they could have been mis read...
ok, parking meters in Alhaurín el Grande, i wont tell you just then how many times i had to type meters before i got the right one... anyway, its 30c for half hour, 60c for an hour, 90c for hr half and finally 1€20 for two hours, maximum stay. so not too bad i don't think! better than the 60€ parking fines the town has.
people still parking on the new yellow zig zag areas, and as for throwing cigarettes... seen a few from car windows both morning and evening, and from the town hall directly behind our house from the car park onto the houses below....!
talking of parking it really is a nightmare now, Friday was a holiday here in Spain Feast of the Assumption, and so i knew anyone who was still at work, mostly wouldn't be, so i wasn't really surprised to see not one single parking between the two Estanco's on Friday as i drove along, wondering wearily what i was going to do, i passed the Estanco and there on the left was a space... i was in it in seconds and would very likely had a fist fight with anyone who tried to get in it before me.... (well OK probably not), just cried!
i parked, got out with my book and coffee and sat on the wall nearby and relaxed, was great! when i came back to my car though, there was a scooter about half inch from my rear bumper and no space to pull out from the car in front so i got a passing strong looking guy to move it for me and to help me with not smacking into the car in front, i was hardly out as a couple pulled up to jump into my space! in all it took about 20 minutes to get off the beach road with all the people trying to get in! crazy people!!! oh and also the car was quite cool as i had left the passenger window completely open all morning....
there have been some things to talk about in the shop from this week... from the girl who was wearing a very loosely crocheted bikini top... to a big problem we had on Thursday a couple of women didn't want to take any notice of being told not to come into the shop with they're wet and sandy feet because the girl who was asking them politely and in Spanish.... was English!
i think it was Wednesday night the temperature dropped enough to be noticeable.. and with it has come back the screeching of tires round the corners again, this seems to happen twice a year, with this sublte change... this is only at night though! the days are still just as hot and its been terrible in the shop with air con only over the counter, this week i will have the full force of it on me again... back to the prune finger tips and blue nails... i know never happy, but then never a happy medium!
ok amigos... will leave you with Paulo Coelho as usual...
Sometimes the Warrior feels as if he
were living two lives at once.
'There is a bridge that links what I do
with what I would like to do,' he thinks.
Slowly, his dreams take over his everyday life,
and then he realises that he is
ready for the thing he always wanted.
Then all that is needed is a little daring,
and his two lives become one.
Manual of The Warrior of Light