Hand-Me-Down Holidays

  If you’re one of the people on my gift list this year, don’t be surprised if you receive a gift from me that was lovingly selected from my own cupboards and shelves. We are moving next year, and I am in battle mode to deal with the incredible quantity of “stuff” that surrounds us. We’re not pack rats…our house isn’t messy – it’s just that we have lots of books and cherished objects that have been a part of...

Language Obsession

  I am starting to feel the pressure to really concentrate on learning Spanish. Our move is coming up fast! Since Paul has more of a facility with languages, I want to make sure I don’t fall behind and then get lazy and let him do most of the talking. So, I am back on a focused language-study program that I made up myself. First, I am re-listening to the Michel Thomas cd’s that we have. His way of teaching...

Back Story

  I thought it might be a good time for a bit of our “back story.” Back in about 1991, my son was graduating from high school. My ex-husband had traveled in Mexico for about a year after our divorce – and a couple he knew well offered my son the opportunity to live with their family in the town of Colima and attend a year of college. My son was unsure about his future plans and thought it would...

February, Come Quick!

  It is snowy here and the news is full of snarled traffic and 20 hour commutes in the sudden icy weather. I am very glad I’m not working now…no worries for me about a commute. But the cold weather – it’s about 20 degrees out – makes me long for Mexico. We’ve booked our next trip – in early February. We’ll spend a week in Mazatlan and a week in Queretaro. We’ll be staying in B & B’s. Our...

The Top Four

  One of the issues that has been a challenge for us is that we know we want to move to Mexico but we haven’t decided WHERE! We now realize that it is very hard to work towards a goal that isn’t specific. So, we decided to try to get specific…identifying our top four choices. Our next two visits will be for two weeks each, with one week in each location. That should really help us narrow it down. So,...