Sunday, December 20, 2015

Morning Thoughts

Just a few more days until Christmas. I am glad I am living here instead of north of the border where the preChristmas insanity gets intense this last week. Since I am such a loner, I wasn't invited to Christmas parties. So far, I have avoided Christmas but I know that when Christmas Eve comes around I will be feeling sad, missing my family in Portland.  Being so far from family is one of the heavy prices of living in Mexico, unless a person has enough money and energy to travel north or pay for relatives to come here. This year I don't have the energy or the money. 

 Yesterday I went to the show and saw Star Wars. I thought it would have been packed and almost didn't go. I don't like crowds. But I counted only fifteen people in the theater. That was a crowd. Usually I am the only one in the theater. I heard someone talking about his relative standing in a long line in the States and paying 27 dollars for the ticket to see Star Wars. I recently bought my next year's pass for 24 dollars. I can go to the show as often as I want for free for an entire year. That is what I call a good deal, especially since I like seeing movies and I only live a block and a half away from the theater. 

I enjoyed seeing it but it wasn't like the first one thirty years ago. Now almost all the movies are as intense as the Star Wars movie. Young people seem to love the drama of space wars. Maybe one day that will be their futures. I hope not to be alive if it ever happens. But the first Star Wars started a trend that escalates with each new movie. Usually I can't sit through them because they are too loud. A sure sign that I am now old, not liking crowds, or parties or loud, violent movies.......

So what do I like? See photos on the previous post of the peaceful swimming pool. I like to swim. I like to read. I like to write on this blog. I appreciate people writing back to me. Simple pleasures. That is my theme these days. I hope you all take time to stop and smell roses during this last frantic preChristmas week. 


10 comments:

  1. What a great idea, a pass for $24.00! Then if you don't really like a movie you aren't upset about wasting the money.

    Have a Merry Christmas and all the best to you in the New Year. Also to Chico and Olive

    Looking foward to all your adventures in 2016.

    Cathy

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  2. Eeek, I was waiting till monday to go see Star Wars, thought for sure it would be busy over the weekend.
    Been meaning to write you a note for a while, as a reader of your blog for a while now, I found the courage and umph needed to move to Chapala. So a long over due thank you, and do have a very Merry Christmas ... or at least a peaceful one :)

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    1. Thank you Jeri. I am glad I was helpful to you. Merry Christmas to you too. Go see Star Wars. It was fun. p

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  3. Hello Pat, I agree with you, preChristmas time can be very challenging time in so many ways. Since the death of my daughter in 2009 I don't organize nor am going to Christmas parties any more.
    Guess, when I move to Lake Chapala it will be two loners enjoying the small and simple things in life :-)

    Till then I wish you Marry Christmas

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    1. Hi Ivanka, I can't imagine losing a child. Something that one never gets over. I am sure therre are more than two of us loners here.

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  4. Yes I have walked out of many movies. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. p

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  5. Merry Christmas Pat - I envy you being in Mexico right now. It's been very, very wet and stormy in the Pacific Northwest as you probably know.

    Thank you for another year of thought provoking posts, beautiful photos, and sharing all you do.

    I wish you a new year of good health, good friends, and abundance on every front.

    Barbara

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    1. Hi Barbara, thank you for those good wishes. Same back to you. P

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  6. Merry Christmas, Pat. Hope you enjoy the holidays.
    Karen in VA

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    1. Thank you Karen. Merry Christmas to you too. p

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