La Santisima. Meds finally. Trip cancellation process.

Santa Muerte
A painting of Santa Muerte from the restaurant walls.

Sharlene Froberg found a Mexican restaurant she thought we should try so a group of us headed there for supper tonight. La Santisima Gourmet Tacos near N 59th Ave on W Glendale Ave in downtown Glendale. And while they have a great selection of tacos, they also offer burros, fundidos, and other dishes as well. Their food is in the Jalisco style – Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco. The decorations in the restaurant also mostly come from Guadalajara, and Santa Muerte (Holy Death, as in the Angel of Death) is featured in statue and paintings. Santa Muerte generally appears as a skeletal female figure, clad in a long robe and holding one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe, and is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. Continue reading La Santisima. Meds finally. Trip cancellation process.

Morning cool. Swimming again. Travel plans.

I couldn’t believe the temperature I saw on the thermometer this morning, it was 57°! We’ve had nights down in the 60s lately, but this is several degrees lower. Not that we won’t be seeing temps like that soon – but after several months with overnight lows in the 80s it is a surprise. Our heat even came on once this morning! I have the thermostat set for heating to 75° and cooling to 78° in the fall and spring, so it had dropped below 75. Our days are very nice this time of year; normal is around 98° and they will being dropping further still. Continue reading Morning cool. Swimming again. Travel plans.