Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Settling in to a routine in Ajijic


Coffee tree (bush) in our yard.
Wednesday December 9, 2009
Today was very relaxing. The weather was beautiful, very warm (25) and sunny, Jerry was working on the computer and I was painting our living room. It is starting to feel like home! All the furniture is moved in to the middle of the room, cans of paint are here and there, paint brushes are soaking in the bathroom sink.... feels great!
We started off the day with a Mexican Christmas Party! We were invited out for breakfast and a party by the owner of the real estate company that we found our rental through, same company that we rented from two years ago. It was great to be able to join the staff party, have breakfast and we even each got a token gift! Jerry got a multi-purpose tool and I got a fleece top with a Coca Cola logo on it. I can always wear it on the boat~~!! It is the thought that counts though. Bev Hunt is quite the character, it is hard to know just what is on her mind. She told us when she invited us to the party that we wouldn't be getting a gift since gifts were for staff only. hmmmm
For lunch today, I fixed a big fresh fruit salad with water mellon (we bought a whole one at Wal-Mart for 7 pesos, which is about 55 cents), pineapple ($1.20 at the grocery) tangerines we picked from our yard, bananas and strawberries bought a the local market. Can't get better than that!

Our patio, guacamole tree on the top right.
Okay, so what do you think of this idea? ... I am going to pick the coffee berries off our coffee tree (bush), peel them, roast them, grind them, and then make a cup of coffee.
Next, we have to plan a trip to see the monarch butterflies in Morelia. Apparently the best time to see them is in December, so we will be going soon, maybe as early as this weekend since Ajijic is going to go festival crazy (there will be lots of noise) this weekend because it is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We'll let you know what we get planned... but of course I should finish my painting first.

4 comments:

Peter and Roma said...

Painting schmainting! Go join the festivals! That's one of the best things about Mexico, they pull out all the stops. One of our most memorable trips was spending Easter week in a little town in Oaxaca State. Pandemonium ruled! Just remember to take some tylenol with you.
XO
Roma

Peter and Roma said...

Trees make guacamole?!?! Send us one!
XO
R.

PS. Nice yard!

Pat Shaughnessy said...

Finally! I see what your yard is like and it looks great. Are you sure it was a tangerine? Are there any avocados on the tree? The coffee bean thing sounds very intriguing. Wish I were there for the butterflies and the festival. Dad & I were in Mexico City on that weekend of Our Lady of Guadalupe. That was 1952 and Jerry was only about 2 weeks old. Do you remember Jerry? Take some pics of your house.

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