Thursday, August 27, 2009

What's a Typical Day - WHAT do you DO?

THAT is the persistent question, isn't it? I'm asked it when I'm in the USA and I'm asked it when friends come here to visit. So, here goes. Yesterday was a semi-typical day. Up at 7:30. Heading down the hill to centro by 10:30. Stopped at the bank. Noticed that the city is putting up all the flags and banners for the month of September. The vendors have the annual set ups to sell flags, hats and all kinds of goodies for use for the month..........and sometimes longer.
As I continued my trek, I ran into friends (always) and had to stop to chat. This is the friendliest town I have ever lived in. I usually leave the house a little early, if I have an appointment, to allow for the times I stop to visit with friends. And so yesterday was no different. I ventured forth for the birthday lunch for my friend Deb who happily turned 56 yesterday.........oops, was I NOT supposed to give out that number? She is an avid horsewoman and has a ranch outside of town. I wrote about her the time I rode in her car with several of her fifteen dogs. (I've never done that again). So we celebrated and sat around. Talked for 3 1/2 hours amongst those there.

As I left I ran into other friends that I haven't even seen this whole year because they've been traveling. So, of course, one must stop to catch up.
By now it's almost 5PM, and Gypsy Kid Dad calls with a "Matilda Alert" to let me know that they are coming over to the house and to lift all the breakable and perishable things. Now, from the photos you know that is no small task. Mission accomplished. Mati, Dad and I covered the whole place. The downstairs terrace, the big garden, the roof terrace and all nooks and crannies of the house with one discovery after another.
I think Matilda's favorite place was on the floor in my bedroom with as many of my bracelets on her arms as was humanly possible. Of course they went on and off at least ten times. It's such fun to watch her in Discovery Mode.

The day ended when I finally got to bed at almost 11:30 that night. NOTHING boring around here!
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11 comments:

MxSailor said...

If Deb is really 56, I'm going to get myself a horse.

DanaJ said...

I would have guessed "42".

Anonymous said...

Does Matilda lean on the strawberry blonde side?

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Felipe said...

Assuming that babe is Deb, I´m with the sailor guy. She looks 30, but don´t tell her I said that because she´ll get the Big Head.

Regarding the rug rat, instead of having to put everything out of reach, tie the little bugger up and put her in a closet. Far easier solution.

Regarding running around town and seeing people, I rarely get into downtown Pátz before noon, but on the odd occasion I do, I see Gringos all over the place. But not in the afternoon. Must be some racial thing.

Felipe said...

PS. You mentioned the flags for September. Might be good to say what happens in September because most folks north of the border don´t know. Sept. 16th is Mexican Independence Day.

Babs said...

Mx Sailor - Get a horse! Not only does Deb ride horses, she's a Harley rider too. At least she was when she lived in Montana and Malibu. She's as sweet as she is beautiful and she always has that twinkle of devilment in her eyes.
She's a fun person to hang out with. And, she's single and looking!
Anon - I guess that is the case.
Felipe - Oh, you're not the hard ass you try to make yourself out to be. If you had a granddaughter you would be a softy, I know.
Weird that you only see gringos in the morning in Patz. Go figure.

Calypso said...

Deb is indeed a beautiful 56 year old. She is the widow of a past friend of mine - that speaks volumes to me about her being a fine person as well.

Happy Birthday!

Babs said...

Calypso, there is going to be a tribute album to Hoyt in the coming year. Many, man recording stars like Willie, Dwight, etc. are recording now, I think. Sony is in charge. The title will be something like, "Joy to the World - A Tribute to Hoyt Axton" All proceeds will go to charities. Cool huh? Hopefully some day you and your esposa can come over and meet Deb. She would LOVE to hear your stories about Hoyt. Unfortunately she doesn't have a computer or email! No ossible out at the ranch....

Felipe said...

I will concede that Matilda is too cute to tie down.

Kay Cox said...

So they are still there...awesome and I know you are loving it. Cute picture with the bracelet.