Random Thoughts (& Poodles!)

Hi, I’m Donna. Previously retired. Before that, writer and marketing consultant. Before that, …. does it matter? Currently teaching EFL in Mexico and writing about all the adventures hubby and I are having.

August already?

How is it that we’ve been here since February and I still feel so, well, unsettled? Soon, Donna, paciencia amiga. January (and your new HOME) will be here before you know it! We’ve been in the “newest” house for two months now. It’s fine. Modern, spacious, great pool, close to everything, but we’re still notContinue reading “August already?”


I’m pretty sure I have an older post with a similar name. I guess it’s because we just keep moving, moving, MOVING! Once again we are headed into another house. This time, we are signing a lease for a year, although we will probably only be there 7-8 months. The good news is that weContinue reading “Changes”

Life’s a beach!

“Can you send somebody now? Please?” I implored the woman on the phone frantically from my car parked in front of our next Airbnb, my voice an octave higher than normal. “Donna. Take it down a notch. She’s only trying to help,” Lyn, who was sitting beside me, chimed in. “Don’t tell me how toContinue reading “Life’s a beach!”

The beach in Chelem

Adventures in a new land.

Since I wrote last, a lot has happened (or not, depending on your point of view). First, we successfully navigated the passport renewal process and received our new 10-year passports within two weeks! Amazing! We immediately forwarded them on to the realtors in order to complete the purchase of our home. That was last week.Continue reading “Adventures in a new land.”


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