Monday Monday, so good to me

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday Monday, ...
Mama and Papas

We thought we were going to have workers here today. Last week we received our FINAL approvals for the construction we want to do to the front of our property.
We have a set back, or front parking area, fronted by a steele post fence with gates. Through this fence we get lots of dirt, lots of car exhaust fumes, lots of trash, and we can hear the young girls across the street entertain the current round of novios well into the wee hours. They entertain by opening the front door and hanging out on the front stoop. They laugh, they giggle, they laugh some more. AND we put lots of glass on the front of our house, well it's actually no more than we had before, it's just different. Boy if I knew then what I know now we sure wouldn't have kept all that glass area. When the evening sun hits t
hose windows that glass heats up to the point you can barely touch it and it in turn heats up the rooms. Consequently, for the past year or more we have had most of the windows covered with cardboard. Very classy, and a great way to display all the money we spent having new windows made. Anyway, it's a REALLY long story which I'll probably do someday, but not today.

So, our engineer/contractor said he'd let us know on Saturday if he could/would start today. Sunday mid-afternoon we sent an email letting him know that since we hadn't heard from him we had made plans for the day.
Here's where the Blog really should have started.

We got an e-mail from the G
rimsrud's, Jane in particular - asking if we wanted too meet with them at their favorite coffee shop at 10:30, then toddle off to their favorite cantina later on for lunch. Are you kidding me; first to have a visit with the Grimsrud's is enough to get us off our duffs, but throw in coffee, beer, and botanas.... You couldn't keep us away - heck we'd have canceled our construction start date for this.
So we meet with them at the appointed time at Caffe Latte in Itzimna. This really is a lovely little coffee house. The jubilado's that are regulars here are not to be believed. I won't resort to shameless name dropping, well except I already dropped the Jane and John namecard, but it really is quite the crowd of retired, but not retiring dignitaries.
So we order, are served, and are enjoying our visit. As the other 'Regulars' arrive we are introduced and t
hey join us for a brief visit until their group becomes enough to move to their own table. The coffee is very good, as are the Smoothies.

About noon we decide to head over to the cantina

Here we are after our first round of beers are served.
Check out the botanas in this place. YUMMMMMMY!
(refritos, bread with hummus and garlic cream, tostados, zicil pak, marinated potatoes, pasta in tomato sauce)
As is typical, on ordering your next round of drinks you get more botanas. We also had, in addition to what is listed above, betabels, jicama, kibis, and taquitos.
The cantina is La Carreta Cubana II, Calle 27 esquina 20, Colonia Mexico Oriente, Merida

So we had a really nice visit. Had some great coffee, and then botanas, found a few new places where I am sure we will return. And got home in time to quick up this blog so I can get in a siesta before the evening activities, which tonight should keep us up into the wee hours.
Friends coming in from out of town.
Another blog for another time, I hear my hamaca calling.