I haven’t written much lately because it has just become normal to live here now so it seems like there isn’t much to say! We work on our Spanish, shop, cook,visit with friends, walk the dogs, read, eat out and the rest. More or less the same things anyone does anywhere. But living here makes all the ordinary things so much better.
Speaking of hot, it has started to heat up here for the summer. A couple of days ago it was as though a switch had been flipped – both the heat and the humidity ratcheted up a notch. We have been turning on the air conditioning (using “dehumidify”) in the evening if we watch television and then when we go to bed. When we open the bedroom door in the morning, the humidity hits you hard – but in 5 minutes you have forgotten about it.
We now try to walk the dogs in the morning as early as possible so we aren’t out in the blazing sun. Our bandanas are always with us for mopping the perspiration. We use up a 5 gallon water bottle every couple of days. We eat salad for dinner. I’m loving it. If it wasn’t for the condensation that drips all over when you try to sip from your glass it would be perfect! (I probably should make a bunch of La Gringa’s Inventions since we sure don’t need to wear socks ourselves…)
I’ve been snapping pictures of Henry whenever he cuddles up with his toys. He almost always has a toy nearby, or if he’s sleeping he uses one as a pillow. The pictures above were taken over the last week.