Last year my word was Balance for the New Year. In some aspects, I did find some balance but is still evolving so this year is to develop. I had tried a schedule last year and it didn’t seem to be successful but since I don’t work like I used to, the concept of time was totally lost.
Well, it has been three years since the move to Baja and this is our fourth Christmas. Each year, we have become more established and getting our own groove in life which includes the holidays.
The first year I wouldn’t even call it much of a Christmas as we were an almost barren rental with a Telcel Moose decked out for the holiday as our decoration. We at least went to the Christmas parade from the park to the church and the boat festival of lights along with always video chatting with family. [...]
Giving, Kindness & Acceptance are things we should consider all times of the year not just something to think about at Thanksgiving.
This had me thinking about all the kindness, giving and even acceptance of the Mexican people towards the migrant caravans as they traversed through Mexico to the US border.
We like to go to the movies here in Mexico but when it is an English movie I won’t go unless it is in English as I know the actor voices. We do go to some Spanish movies but I tend to gravitate to comedy, romance or a little drama.
So we had seen Un Padre No Tan Padre and I even have it on Netflix.
In the US, many celebrate Cinco de Mayo but this really is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It is September 16th but the celebration starts on the evening of the 15th with “El Grito de Dolores”.
El Grito de Dolores is re-enacted by the current President of Mexico. He rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City then recites a cry of patriotism, ending with ¡Viva Mexico!
This month our South of the Border Blog Hop is about dream vacations or ones taken in Mexico. My focus is on the trip we did from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo and back, we basically drove from top to bottom and back of the Baja Peninsula.
This is a check in on how my one word for the year of 2018 is progressing. My word choice I had selected was ‘Balance’ and is still a work in progress with baby steps moving forward.
I have to thank Camille from our blogging group and owner of SurvivingMexico.com as she got me blogging a lot more than I even planned or imagined. I joined her and a couple of ladies in our group to do the 2018 A to Z Challenge, I went from posting once a month to completing 12 blogs in a month. After accomplishing this, I should be able to push towards weekly at a minimum but it actually triggered me to come up with a new adventure starting in July. My plan is for us (including the other half) to go someplace weekly which is new to us in town or within a day’s drive and check it out. It can be an event, a museum, place or whatever and then will blog about it. This will allow us to find free or cheap entertainment locally plus learn something new about where we live. [...]
Right now my day seems to be never-ending tiling. Basically the last couple years has been mostly about the house but the major projects are finally coming to an end. So lately my day has predominantly been setting tile or grouting. We are finally down to grouting on Saturday and then some touch paint, YES!!
All things Mexico
This was my first time blogging in an A to Z Challenge and I’m glad this experience was a joint effort with a lovely group of ladies in our South Of The Border (SOTB) Bloggers group.
With us being a group with a broad range of locations, experiences and lives within Mexico it also lead this challenge to a variety of topics. I hope you enjoyed reading the blogs from this challenge and look forward to the next.
Zoológico Parque del Niño is about family, fun and education all in one location. The park is located in the heart of Valle de Guadalupe. There is multiple play areas with picnic tables and BBQ’s for people to use. You can paddle boat in the pond or swim in one of the three pools. There is a jump area, game room and even bikes or carts to use. The main educational portion is the small zoo at this park with the animals being well-kept along with the habitat. They have “trains” that tour areas of the zoo and park along with interpretative signs on the different wildlife and habitat. [...]