Siesta time

January 24, 2011

Somehow those hot and humid days of summer became etched into my retinas.

Until the last couple of days I couldn’t actually believe that you could go outdoors and sit in the sun – YES – in the sun – without expiring (and perspiring) in a matter of seconds.

Why can the heat have so much more power than the perfect?

The last two days in the afternoon I have taken my tea and my book (…er, Kindle) out on the sunny patio upstairs and stretched out in a lounge chair for a bit of a break.

I read a bit, then put the book down and shut my eyes.  I relaxed in the sun for about an hour before getting restless and getting up.  That’s a lot of time, for me.

But the thing is, I didn’t get hot. I didn’t burn or perspire. It was just perfect! Yes, perfect.

I think I’ll do it again tomorrow.  I’m trying to etch the perfection into my retinas, you know.


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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Isn’t it great? I was thinking the same thing. I was in Barra earlier in the week, and decided to walk out to the end of the jetty. In the summer that would be insane. Standing in the middle of the light reflecting from the water — with no shade in sight. But it was deligtful. I sat down at the end of the jetty and read my Kindle for over an hour. In the full sun. I have not been able to be outside like that since I came down. I am certain it has to do with our cooler nights. But I am enjoying every minute of it. And I am glad you are doing the same thing.

      1. Steve, Every time I think about going into the sun I catch myself thinking I will be burned to a crisp or dripping wet in seconds. But it is fabulous now and I am enjoying it like crazy. Glad you are, too.

    1. Sounds kind of like late spring in Montana-except we are guaranteed a sunburn even when it’s cool.

    1. You actually answered a question for me. We are coming to Mazatlan in March, and I was wondering if I should bring my newly-acquired Kindle. It sounds like it works just fine there, so I think I will. Beats the heck out of packing heavy books for reading and beach lounging!

    1. Lucky you, here on the Isla the wind is still too cool to sit comfortably in the sun. If I’m lucky and the wind slows a bit I get an hour about 1 ish! Really looking forward to warm breezes.

    1. Ahhh!!! That sounds wonderful, and that’s what I have been doing as well 🙂 Well not in the afternoon, but in the morning with my tea and a great book, or magazine!!

    1. Marty, bring it! One of the reasons for most of us to GET a more book packing! Hurrah.

      Nancy, I have been doing the same thing on my rooftop as the house stays chilly from the night and I can’t warm up. Then up to the top of the world I go, and it is a different place altogether. Balmy, blue, bountiful birds and my lounger. I put on my SF 49’ers cap, slip on my readers and pop open my Kindle, put it down after an hour or so, close my eyes and relish the place I occupy while on the very edge of a snooze; Mazatlan, my house and my happy heart. I have some new strong binocs. I wonder if I can see you. ‘-)

    1. After having to wear my jacket in the library all morning, it was wonderful to spend about three hours on the beach watching Bob fish!! This is the perfect time of year!

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