Sunday, October 13, 2019

San Antonio Plaza on Sunday morning

I am finally well and walking around town. Here are photos I just took in and around the plaza. I love this area. It is peaceful but just enough activity to keep me interested. I had a birria taco at the doctor's house across the street from the plaza. Very good!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Morning thoughts

It is the beginning of October.  I am still sick. Now I have a name for it, bronchitis. Not fun. But I was able to sleep lying down last night. I think I have turned the corner and am getting well.

I have been hiding out in my house. I don't want to give this to anyone else. Yesterday was beautiful weather. Very warm into late in the evening. And then a big storm. Finally I am learning the weather patterns here. And to sit out in that warm sunshine when it is here.

Looking back on my life (I have lots of time to do that) I realized that every late September or early October I have gotten sick with something: a cold, flu, pneumonia and now bronchitis. I don't know why this has been true because there is very little change in the weather here. September and October are pretty much like July and August. As you may know, this is supposed to the the second best weather in the world. Somewhere in Africa is said to be the best. And Africa is too far for me to go. I will just have to put up with the second best!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Morning thoughts

The big holiday is over and I am still recovering. Almost immediately after all the celebrations, I became sick. Still am sick. For awhile I was afraid I had pneumonia again. Same symptoms. I got out my nebulizer and have been doing steam treatments to try to clear up my lungs. Slowly getting better. Guess I won't have to worry about being carted off to the hospital this time.

Yesterday was hot so I sat in the sun, coughed and read. Today is overcast. It may have rained last night. I don't know. I am learning during this rainy season that whenever there is a hot day, expect rain and cold the next day. So I need to be prepared to take full advantage of the nice days. Not long before the rainy season will be over and the winter people will return.

I don't have anything new to report. Just wanted to check in and try to keep the blog alive. And myself! Back to the nebulizer!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Morning thoughts

Independence Day celebrations are finally over. I was enjoying the quiet yesterday when I noticed that my street was blocked off. Several carnival rides were set up in the street. So no traffic could go down it. No bus rides unless I were to walk up to the carretera. I asked the owner of the local grocery store what was happening. Another celebration! Last night there was a very loud band playing rowdy music in the San Antonio plaza. I don't know when it finally stopped. I woke up at three in the morning and it was still playing. There was garbage, bottles, broken glass in front of my house that I cleaned up just before the garbage truck arrived. They had to make a detour at the corner so the plaza area wasn't going to get a pick up. 

I think there may be a parade this morning. I can't keep up with all the holidays and parties here. I wonder how long this one is going to last.

Photos of the Independence Day parade in Ajijic