Monday, October 28, 2013

Morning Thoughts--Friends

Yesterday was a very strange day for me. It was more like a dream than an actual experience. This is because I ran into just about everyone I know yesterday. I went to take photos of the Catrina Dolls on the malecon in Chapala with Loretta and Tammy. Then Loretta and I stopped at Wal Mart. This is something I rarely do but I must have been fated to go yesterday because I ran into these friends.

Carolina is on the left in front of me. Loretta is across from me and Stacey is on the right in front. Then another friend showed up at the next table. And I saw the man I write for on and his wife inside Wal Mart. To top this all off, I ran into an ex boy friend walking down the street to my house. Now how much like a dream can that be? I spend most of my time alone. I have always been a loner. Seeing eight people whom I know fairly well in one day is rare.

It was an exciting week end. I was feeling badly because I had forgotten about this being the biggest holiday in Mexico and I had booked my flight before the Day of the Dead. I leave for Portland on Thursday, October 31st. The big Day of the Dead celebrations are on November 1st and 2nd.

 But I didn't miss the Zombie dance on Saturday and the pumpkin carving contest and the life sized Catrina Dolls on the malecons. I have hundreds of photos to sort through and post. Sometimes during these next few days of obsessing about my packing, I hope to get them on the blog.

The plaza was packed on Saturday and I ran into a lot of people I know there too. But mostly acquaintances.  Another blogger took a photo of me taking photos and he sent it to me. For someone who was supposed to be having fun, I sure looked serious. Of course, I am serious about taking photos.

My thought when I saw the photo was, Maybe I should lighten up.   I have already started worrying about what to pack on my trip to Portland. I am even having nightmares about losing my computer on the trip or missing the plane.  Maybe I saw all these friendly people yesterday to remind me to stop and smell the roses.... Life doesn't have to be so serious all the time.

Am I having fun yet?
 I remember something I said to my mother when I was a little girl. I was worrying about growing too fast and not having clothes that fit so I could go out and buy more clothes. She just laughed and said, "You don't grow that fast. Stop worrying."

And in the eighth grade I worried so much about my homework that my dad would say to me, "If you don't stop worrying, I won't LET you go to college."  Sometimes it is hard to be me...... Mexico is good for people like me with it's Manana attitude.  Manana, meaning tomorrow, or maybe next week or next year or maybe never.....


  1. I like the photo of you taking a photo!! Very nice of him to send you a copy of it too. Too bad I missed the zombie dance in Ajijic. Maybe next year!

    Don't worry about what to pack, you can ways shop there if you forget something.


    1. Thank you Tammy. You are right. That would be a perfect excuse to shop. See you when I get back. P

  2. Safe travels to Portland. One of my Ajijic friends book me Judy King's book "Living at Lake Chapala" and sent it to me. I love reading it. I can only read a little at a time because I get sad that I'm not already there. Enjoy your time in Portland.

    1. Thank you Lorrie. I am here in Portland and I am COLD. P