A friend mentioned that she’d been to the blog and was surprised I hadn’t posted in 2023. It kind of surprised me too, but we’ve had a lot going on. Here’s a bit of a recap:
In January we started preparing our house to put it on the market. You know how that goes – every cupboard and drawer cleaned out, donations to charity, lots of scrubbing and preparing. In February we listed the house for sale.
Meanwhile we had listed our little house in Mazatlan for sale and the closing was at the end of March. That’s a picture from Mazatlan at the top of the page.
We rented a house in the same small community (7 houses) that we had lived in before we bought our house. The house was under construction when we lived here and when we saw it was available, we jumped on it. It is just perfect for us, still in San Antonio Tlayacapan but closer to the lake and surrounded by cornfields, horses, and other houses too of course. We even have a lap pool that we have been enjoying every day.
We moved to the new place in April and closing on our house was in June. That sentence doesn’t convey the amount of work involved! I would be fine with never moving again.
During all of this my best friend in the world was ill and went into hospice. We talked on the phone almost every other day, and while I knew her death was coming it still was a shock when it happened. She passed away in July and I have been struggling on and off with overwhelming sadness.
So now it’s August and I feel like I can just see my way back into plain old life, not all these transitions. And it feels good. So this beautiful Sunday morning I am having my second espresso and watching the US – Sweden Women’s soccer that we recorded earlier. It is sunny and a walk to the lake is in our future as well as some video calls with family. I hope you enjoy your Sunday, too.