Shhhhhh… it’s quiet time.

September 28, 2010

Mazatlán is an interesting place to live because it has a lot of different phases. Carnaval is busy and noisy, Winter is filled with art openings, theater, fundraisers, and other social events. Semana Santa brings lots of tourists to the beaches. Summer school vacation means we can park on our street anytime. Summertime once the kids are back in school is very quiet. And I mean quiet.

It’s still hot so people aren’t walking around town as much. All the people in restaurants and parks are locals, which makes us feel like the city is ours for a time. We have had people over and been invited over to friends houses. We’ve eaten out a bit.

But Paul and I are enjoying the lull before the social season here to laze about a bit reading and doing projects. I’ve read a number of books lately. Right now I’m reading (and loving) Jane Eyre – I can’t believe that I never had read the book before! I wanted to read it before I read Jane Eyre’s Daughter by Elizabeth Newark.  I also read Emma Donoghue’s new book, Room, Bonk, the Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach, The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones, and A Nail through the Heart: a novel of Bangkok by Timothy Hallinan.

We took our new little dog Coco in to be sterilized.  She did very well and will have her stitches out in a few days.

The newspapers are full of criticism for the current city administration because several projects are dragging on and on for lack of funds to buy supplies. Plazuela Zaragoza has been partially planted with new borders and helliconia, but still is waiting for the rest of the walkway tile and lighting.  Same thing at Plaza de Los Leones on Angel Flores.  The Central Mercado is coming along but it is not done yet and it has been months!  The project was increased with the addition of undergrounding utilities throughout the area but it certainly seems it should be done by now!  I’ll get out and take some pictures this week – if I can get my nose out of my book, that is!

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    1. I am on a wait list for The power of the Dog at my Library…booh. I wanted to read it right away.

    1. So glad to know you all are enjoying the quiet! Sure wish we could say that. Life with school kids is definitely FULL this time of year! Enjoy! Let’s get together soon! We miss you guys. Head on over this way some evening!

    1. Quiet time – whatz that? It is hot there but no sun? Our continuous rain continues. Tonight big doings celebrating the Archangel Michael – there will be a few firework laden ‘bulls’ just to keep things NOT quiet.

      Enjoy the calm before the storm 😉 Here constant storms and no calm.

    1. Do you know if the construction for the underground utilities on Calle Venus is done yet, Nancy? I’ll be back in a week . . . I hope the street isn’t still torn up!!

    1. I do love the October month as well. It is more local and low key. And I love the kids being back in school. I cannot believe you have not read Jane Eyre. GREAT BOOK! I am so glad that you are enjoying it.

      Enjoy the peace and quiet. — while it is here.

      1. Chrissy, You are lucky to have such a good library system nearby!

        Dianne, We paid our dues, you know! I loved those times but I am glad they’re behind us. I’ll send you an email separately, we would love to get together.

        John, Yes, it is sunny now, in between the rainy times. Nice and hot, too!

        Trish, I haven’t been over on that street lately, unfortunately. It’ll be great to see you again!

        Mindy, I can’t believe I missed Jane Eyre either, and I am loving it. Take care!

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