Saturday, June 20, 2015

Morning Thoughts--Rainy Season

Last night's sunset was beautiful and as I was sitting on my deck watching the colors change, I was happy to be living in Ajijic. Sometimes I am not happy; when it is so humid that I get wet just from walking down the street, or when the rains come and I have forgotten my umbrella, or when my bedroom window leaks, or I am stuck in the house all morning or afternoon because of the gloomy weather. Last but not least, my body aches in all the places that have been broken when it is damp.

I prefer the dry season. I like being dry unless I am swimming or taking a bath. But we need the rain. The lake needs the rain. The flowers need the rain. I can go somewhere else during this time of the year if I get too unhappy. I am never unhappy enough to want to move back to the States or to any other area in the world. It is just that I am spoiled with all the beautiful weather we have during the rest of the year.

It is spectacular to watch the storm clouds rolling across the lake and hearing the thunder and having the house rattle with it and watching the flashes of lightening. Then is when I am grateful not to be living in my tree house where I was afraid of being electrocuted in my outdoor kitchen during the rainy season. I am safe in this new place. That counts for more than living in the beauty of the trees.

For now I can write when it is wet and overcast outside. It was seven months of having my computer mostly at the repair shop and maybe it will break again soon. I am going to Portland July 19th and I bought a new I Pad through E bay. It is waiting for me there. I will be able to put photos on that one and use it instead of this old, unreliable computer for writing on my blog. I will be there about a month.

While I am there, I will have another gathering at Walter Mitty's for people interested in Ajijic. I may even have two meetings. Now I have friends that I see in Portland and then I see them again down here. It has become a real international community of like-minded people. I can thank my blog for creating it and bringing so many wonderful people into my life. I feel blessed, rainy season or dry season, I feel blessed.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

El Pajarete

I went to El Pajarete which is a farm where they milk the cows early in the morning and make drinks for people. Milk squirted straight out of the cow, along with 180 proof alcohol to kill the germs, chocolate, sugar, and instant coffee. It was a lot of fun. People were very friendly. The animals were happy too.

His belt is very expensive, gold and silver. the owner of the farm.
I asked how they keep from having too many cats. I was told that most of them get stepped on by the cows....
Lots of people show up for this morning milking.

Sunset on my deck with Chico and Olive

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Back in Business, for now

I have my computer back. It is working, for now. I have no idea if it will continue to work...

I received a nice comment from someone named Allie. This is an apology because I accidentally deleted it. Everything on my i pad is very small so mistakes like that happen and I cannot go back and do it again. So Allie, please forgive me..... I hope you will write again.

Morning Thoughts

I have had computer problems since December. I was told yesterday that I could pick it up today. We will see how long the repair lasts this time......  It has always been the same problem. After a few months of charging me, they quit doing that. But it has been extremely difficult to not have my computer. I have been using my Ipad and it is the first one. I can't figure out how to get the photos onto my blog from it.

After so long of not doing the blog, I had decided to just quit it. I decided that taking 70,000 photos of this area and writing about my daily life of mostly doing the same things all the time were probably enough!  I have been enjoying all my extra free time. I also had to stop writing for

Then one day my friend Virginia told me about all the other blogs that are online here now. I checked out one woman's blog and she had a spectacular photo on it of the sunset over the lake. I felt strange. It was either envy or jealousy.... I don't know which, maybe both. I felt such a loss because blogging was no longer part of my life.  So here I am again. I am going to get my computer today and hoping and praying that it will work this time.

When I looked back on my years of doing this blog I thought about all the fun I had taking photographs and talking with people. I am a reserved person so having an excuse to approach people was very helpful to my social life.  And I thought about all the friends I have made through this blog. Practically everyone I know now I met through this blog.

Okay I often got irritated at people asking me so many questions, things that they could easily find out for themselves either through google or even reading more of my blog. But that irritation is small compared to all the good things that have come out of doing the blog. So, crossing my fingers, if my computer is working today, I will put some photos on it and start writing again. Maybe not as much as before but at least I will keep it alive. It seems to have died on the vine for now. I hope my readers will return.