It rained all night and I woke up at five thirty a.m. No reason to get up so early but I couldn't go back to sleep. I decided to pack my suitcase for my house sitting job tomorrow morning. This time I am just going to take a very small overnight bag, computer in a case, and my food. At least that is my plan. I always pack too heavy. I guess having familiar things around me makes me feel secure. I will be staying in Chapala for six days. Now that is a very short time. No reason for me to get anxious but I do.
Chico was watching me as I went about my gathering and packing. I think he knows the drill by now. I am sure he doesn't like it when I go away but the reunions are always fun. His owner is giving a talk at LCS this morning. I am going to sit in the front row and take photos. I won't take Chico because he would be too distracting.
I took a lot of pictures yesterday of the malecon here. I was surprised to see it so quiet. Weekends are usually very crowded with people from Guadalajara. I went to the spa last week and it was crowded. It is still summer vacation and the children were enjoying the swimming pools. I can't tell you how many times some little kid jumped on me or right in front of me. I think next time I will get there before ten a.m. I will be able to swim laps at that time of the day.
This is the rainy season so I should just accept that many days will be overcast and gloomy. I know the rain is good for the lake and the flowers. Yesterday I saw many flowers, especially at the Lake Chapala Society gardens. They are spectacular right now.
The birds are singing in my garden. They love the rainy season. I wish I could learn to love it too. But I am a sunshine person. When the sun disappears, I get depressed. I know. It is right behind the clouds. Have a little faith Patricia. It will come back in a few hours. It always does. There is a rumor going around that it never rains during the day here. Don't believe it.
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