Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Morning Thoughts--getting ready for my trip
I am packing and repacking my suitcases for a trip to the States to visit with a friend. I don't know if I will write anything on my blog while I am gone. I don't want to pressure myself to do that. I will return in ten days. A very short trip. Maybe that is the way to go instead of month long trips. I am already looking forward to coming home again. I will miss Chico and the Kitty. My friend Leslie is going to watch them while I am gone.
I went to Jocotopec on the Mexican Mother's Day and visited with my friend, Louise. She is the first woman I met when I moved here years ago. Now she is finally moving out of this area after living here for twenty plus years. She has a beautiful home in Jocotopec which she has rented out. It is like living in a garden because all the rooms have many windows. We talked for several hours, catching up on our lives, and then walked to the Jocotopec Plaza. I took lots of photos and I will put them on my blog and Accesslakechapala.com when I get a chance.
There was another expat murdered here. This time in Chapala. If you want to know about it, check out the Chapala Crime site. I hate to think about it. What a terrible way to die, beaten to death!
When I first moved here, the expats were left alone. I don't know what is happening here but it is scary. I am glad to get out for a few days to get a sense of perspective..... Maybe I should start looking at other places to live. But I am very happy here most of the time. It is a hard decision to make.
This situation makes me think of that parable about the frog in hot water. If you put a frog in cold water and slowly heat it up, it will stay in there until it boils to death. If you put a frog in boiling water, it immediately jumps out. I am the first frog.....