So glad to see 2021 bite the dust. Welcome 2022!
Feature Photo: September Girls Trip to Cancun (more info below). I can’t believe it is mid-December 2021. Does anyone else feel like they’re stuck a dystopian novel? I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. The last two years have both dragged by and flown by. We’ve been in Merida now for 11Continue reading “Another year bites the dust.”
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”
“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!”
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.”
In my last post, I described the arduous drive from Querétaro to Merida. Here’s what has been happening since. Our Airbnb We booked a cute little Airbnb for a month, figuring that we would need at least that long to conclude the purchase of our home and get some initial repairs done. It is aContinue reading “After Arrival”
Nevertheless, I knew that, without doing something different, the trip would end in Izzy’s funeral and our divorce. Neither of those were acceptable alternatives, so I tried with all of my power to make the final day of our journey not miserable.
Not sure you noticed, but we are substantially into 2021 and it still feels like a continuation of last year. Here in Querétaro, MX, businesses are still at 30-50% capacity, with restaurants closed at 8 p.m. and only open for delivery on Sunday. You can’t buy alcohol either in a restaurant or at a storeContinue reading “2020 no ha terminado”
Friends, I wrote the following while I was teaching narrative writing to one of my advanced English students. I recently discovered it still lurking on my computer and thought I might share. Before you read it, please know it was a writing exercise from September and not a reflection of my current state of mind.Continue reading “Old, but still worthy: A letter from Quarantine”