Have you ever considered retiring in Mexico? Have you wondered about daily living in a foreign country where you don't speak the language? What about hotels, hospitals, doctors, restaurants, banks, real estate and cultural activities? This is a diary of my daily life in Lake Chapala and other areas of Mexico. I don't speak Spanish. I am a single retired woman. I hope this blog will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the move.
This morning I received an e mail from a friend saying she is moving out of here. I wonder how many other expats are going to make that same...
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Tree and "Stuff"
I am starting to pack my suitcase. Again. I have packed and unpacked it several times in the past few weeks. I packed it to return from Portland. I unpacked it when I got home. I packed it once again to go to a house sitting job. I unpacked it a couple of days ago when I returned from that job. And I am packing it for my upcoming trip to San Blas with my friend Pat.
I decided to take my old camera to San Blas because of the sand and salt water at the beach. I found the camera and these photos were still on it from two years ago. I certainly wouldn't want to risk ruining my good camera. It was one of the reasons for my broken ankle. In a split second I had a choice of putting my hand in the water that held the camera and breaking my fall or falling with the camera over my head. I made the WRONG choice. I saved my two hundred dollar camera and broke my ankle. Oh well, no reason to obsess over that split second bad decision. The past can't be changed. I have to live with it.
Seems like all I have been doing lately is messing around with my suitcases. My STUFF. Makes me think of that George Carlin rift about our STUFF that someone sent me a few months ago, how we spend half our lives worrying about our things and carrying them around with us.
I just looked at it again and got another few laughs. He did it in 1986 at the Comic Relief. So far, 2,948,598 people have looked at this video. What a hoot. If you want to find it, look on You Tube, George Carlin talks about Stuff...... Now I can get back to packing my Stuff with a lighter heart. It makes me realize that we are ALL nuts when it comes to our things.....