Friday, April 18, 2014
The other photo is of a the little "volunteer" jacaranda tree that has grown in a pot on the roof terrace. It is still blooming. However the huge tree between the two houses now has nary a bloom after the awesome strong winds we had for two days this past week.
I have, even though I said I wasn't, attempted to skulk the back streets to run errands and get places without getting caught in a traffic jam, procession, parade, band practice or whatever. I have succeeded for the most part. I actually went out yesterday to pay a bill and the office was closed. You see, here in Mexico, very few things can be paid by internet. In fact, in this particular case, Megacable, you don't even receive a bill You just have to remember when it is due and go pay it. If not, your service is turned off. I always pay several days in advance to avoid any aggravations. I was foiled yesterday. It is due on Easter. We'll see what happens when I attempt to pay it first thing on Monday morning. One of those minor Mexican adventures........
So, this week, I've been so lazy and lackadaisical that it's been amazing. Maybe it's a reaction to all the hoopla from my birthday that I am now calming down. Or, maybe it is the fact that school is out and it is so quiet up here that I"m luxuriating in the silence.
Even Velcro, the cat, has been taking longer then usual siestas. Like, all day naps. I think she likes to have me around from time to time. She follows me from room to room. AND if I go out to work in the gardens, which I've done a LOT of this week, there she is, laying near my work area. Such an odd cat or as I say, "my dog/cat"
I've baked cupcakes and made lunch for this afternoon. Matilda and Sebastian are supposed to come to dye Easter eggs so the Easter Bunny can come tonight and hide them for an Easter Egg hunt in the garden tomorrow. Looking forward to all of this. I made cupcakes early this morning in my little oven. Something that usually takes about 20 minutes in a regular oven takes me over an hour in my little toaster oven as I can only do six cupcakes at a time. Oh well, I just do other things while I wait to race to the kitchen every 15 minutes for four times. Again, it's all about the adventure.
Hope this post finds all of you having a wonderful, blessed Easter season. That the bunny gives you Easter eggs to make deviled eggs along with a delicious chocolate Easter bunny to eat. We don't have the chocolate bunnies here in Mexico, hence, the mention. It never mattered when I was in the USA because I knew all I had to do was go to the store. I'm here to tell you after going to every store imaginable in San Miguel, nary a chocolate bunny was to be found. IT IS rather frustrating trying to make Easter baskets for Mati and Sebastian.
Ive rambled on in a lackadaisical manner. Just exactly how I feel, languid.