Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Morning Thoughts----Freedom or Love?

The day after my seventieth birthday. After birthday blues. It is kind of like the day after Christmas. So, what next? What wonderful thing does life have in store for me now? Bring it on!

I am going out with a friend this morning to Value Village. Today is senior day and things are half price for us. I told you that there are advantages of being old.  And then I am taking her to lunch. I hope she chooses the Panda buffet because I love that place. The little candy coated chicken nuggets, the watermelon for dessert. All you can eat for five dollars for seniors. Another advantage of being old, Senior discounts in restaurants.

I am wearing one of my many new lipsticks. When I bought all those lipsticks on e bay I didn't consider the fact that they would not make much difference in my looks. I can't change my age with a new lipstick. When I was young I couldn't afford to buy cosmetics and now that I can afford them, it doesn't matter at all. Oh well, I must focus on those senior discounts and not think about being old.

I go home on Friday. I am looking forward to being back in my own life but I am going to miss my family up here. My friend Leslie is taking care of Chico and Olive for me. She said they are missing me. Olive, the cat, got herself stuck in a shelf that has plastic over it and she couldn't get out. I don't know how many hours she was in there. Fortunately, Leslie went over to check on them, heard her crying, found her in there and rescued her. Having animals is kind of like having children who never grow up!

My friend Gayle invited me to visit her in Mazatlan and Oaxaca this winter. Tammy asked me to visit her in San Miguel. Don't know if I will go anywhere. I am too easily satisfied with my little life in Ajijic.----Going to the spa and swimming several times a week. Taking photos of events and putting them online. Going out to eat with friends. Taking long walks with Chico. Going to the Wednesday market. Sitting around the coffee shops......

I have a great life there and I am concerned about leaving Chico and Olive again. They are so dependent on me. I love having them in my life but I hate having to be tied down. Life causes us to make hard decisions all the time. Do I want to be free or do I want to be loved?  Do I want to live close to my family or do I want to have a good life in Mexico where I can afford do things?   Freedom? Love? I wish I could have both but that isn't possible. Maybe in my next life....I will have it all.


  1. Do I want to be free or do I want to be loved? I think that says it all...Mexico or not! Great post.

    1. Hi Barbara, Thanks for commenting. Also good to know that I am not the only person who struggles with this problem. p

  2. I say be loved and be free in Mexico! You are so happy there, and you just became a permanent resident so why would you even think of leaving after it took so long to get that? I sure wish I could come spend some time with you but working during the week makes me so tired in the evenings that I am not good for much after 8pm!! Pam in OR.

  3. Hi Pam, Thanks for commenting. We will have to wait and get together next time I come up or you go to Ajijic. p