The past five months have been a learning experience. To put it mildly. It isn't a new lesson, but I have realized that hugs from family is an all important thing! John, Matilda and Sebastian come over every now and then, but, still we are so careful. However, since I haven't been leaving the house, we have our masks on, turn our faces away from each other now..........and HUG!!!! I mean LONG hugs.
That lasts us for about ten days and then we get together and have a picnic outside or play with frisbees or something and then HUG! It works, big time. Can you believe they are growing up so much?
Another lesson that I have learned is that just about anything you want or need can be delivered or accomplished at home! Groceries, not only locally, but I have a delightful woman who goes to HEB and Costco every week. No, I don't need food every week but it sure is nice to keep a list and about every two or three weeks have her pick up something special. This past week it was smoked salmon, tangerines and artichoke dip for the kids and their Dad. Who knew that they liked those things? I didn't until I asked what they wanted from Costco. Last time they wanted grapes.
In the above photo is Mati getting a manicure. Lizette comes to the house about once a month and gives me a mani/pedi so I asked Matilda if she wanted to join me. She did! I love these one on one times with her. Notice, we do everything outside and always wear masks. Always.
has such a darn cute personality.
The best lesson is that as far as I know, all the restaurants will deliver food to you with most of it still piping hot when it arrives. I have my favorites with one of them being here in Los Frailes who provides absolutely delicious and unique food.
The latest discovery is a farm outside of town that has the most incredible vegetables that I have ever
seen in Mexico! The couple are originally from Texas but have lived in Mexico forty-eight years. So far I have gotten beautiful okra, yellow crookneck squash, Kentucky Wonder green beans and leafy lettuce. They have two huge tented buildings for hydroponic products and also outdoor fields of crops. The farm is called Chinaberry Farm. Initially, until covid, they were growing and selling to restaurants in SMA. But, with many not reopened and others not having much business, the owners have turned to having vegetable markets a couple of times a week. One for me is in Los Frailes where I live. It is at Flor Jamaica Restaurant on Saturdays from 9:30 til 11:30 and another on Mondays at Don Lupe Restaurant. I'm not sure of the times. For more information their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onward into Month Number Six............Take care of yourselves and DO stay in touch!