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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Manana

Internet's down at our casa. And, in true Mexico form, the Telmex guy is coming to fix it "manana". We've been waiting for...a while.

Here's an uber fast update while we wait for the check at breakfast:

*Dave & Em are fully recovered from Dengue. Yeah. (And I am becoming quite skilled at mosquito hunting.)
*The kids are doing great in school...learning all the bad words Senora Hernandez never taught me in high school. Who knew.
*Dave is surfing his heart out whenever possible and his abs are delicious proof of his new favorite sport.
*Our casita (did I tell you we were building a little casita on our lot?) is coming along nicely. Lots of decisions to be made. Lots of trips to the Home Depot in Puerto Vallarta. (Apparently, there's no escaping the H.D. no matter where you live.)
*Me -- I'm trying to find my groove. Sometimes I feel like my entire existence is devoted to making sure everyone else is taken care of. And, currently, everyone is fairing rather well, and I'm feeling rather...well...like I lost my compass. Ya know? (And I'm embarrassed to admit that having no internet makes me cranky.) I think I need some Mama time. Maybe I'll try yogalates (but I'm scared). Retail therapy is always helpful...and more coffee (yeah, yeah yogalates is a far healthier choice...whatever.)

Anyway, thanks for checking in and Feliz Navidad!!

I'll leave you with this image that we used for our Christmas card this year. Click to make bigger -- check out Soli's face.


And, since some of you have already seen that one and I still have a good signal, here's a few more...

Cocos helados by the river.

The river that's also a road...

The view of Monkey Mountain at sunset from the master of the casita.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

That has to be one of the best Christmas Card photos of all times!! Soooo fitting for your family this year. LOVE it!
Sorry you are having a hard time finding your groove. Take some much needed time for yourself and drink all the coffee you want! I tell myself coffee keeps me going...and I think it does.

Merry Christmas!
Jennifer

ada said...

SO happy to see a token of life! I was beginning to worry- you know how I do when I see.... nothing...:)
Glad all's well, I'd love to catch up & maybe just a bit of catch up will help the groove.
Miss ya, hugs to all~A

Ellen said...

Good to hear everyone is healthy again! No worries, you'll find your raison d'etre soon I am sure.

Loved your Christmas photo. A classic. I hope you have a fantastic Mexican style Navidad. Let me know when you touch base with our Guatemalan traveling buddy and his family.

Tina said...

You have so much cool factor! Please leave a little coolness for the rest of us! Love the "manana" except it's a little too reminiscent of the "mananas" and "dos o tres dias" of the PGNer's. Guate 1/24 to 3/5. Should be good. Merry, merry Christmas to some of the coolest peeps I know!