i can't believe that it's already june and that in less than a month i'll be home with my family once again! i'm really looking forward to summer vacation and quality time with people stateside.
this weekend has been pleasantly relaxed and uneventful, which means we've been able to unwind and catch up on sleep. the sun is out these days until nearly 10pm so we're actually able to use our time as we wish when we finish work at 8 or 9. in the winter it's already dark and during the week we go directly home to have dinner and then off to bed. now we can take the dog for a walk in the country behind the house and watch the sun set behind the rows of olive trees. it feels like we have more time so we take our time making dinner or to sit on the porch and dine as a family. this weekend i made roasted red pepper hummus (inspired by meredith) and caramel topped shortbread bites (too rich to eat anything more than a bite). roberto made fresh grilled tuna with a parsley and garlic sauce and homemade gazpacho.
thursday i met my friend helena and went to the vetusta morla concert in murcia. this is one of the only spanish groups i really like. they remind me of a spanish mix of coldplay and radiohead. i walked to the concert downtown along the river listening to music and admiring the trees full of purple flowers. the petals float down in the wind covering the sidewalk with a lilac carpet and spiral around you as if you were in a dream.
today we spent the day at the beach. the sun is strong but the water is fresh and clear, perfect for a dip. i swam in the cool water for at least 15 minutes letting the waves move me up and down as they passed. we had a picnic of hummus, carrots, tuna sandwiches and watermelon. quite nice indeed!