How did that happen?

I thought that life was supposed to be slower in paradise. Guess not. No matter where we are life seems to engulf us with all it holds. But better to be happy enjoying every moment and creating new memories than the alternative. I really wanted to post but truly had no free moments.

December 8th. The girls are really doing well with getting to the beach with no barking or any noises at all.

Then as soon as they are set free off they go, barking when they see a bird to chase.

Later that afternoon we joined in the the happiness of this graduation class from Lic. Biology Acuacutor. Note the yacht in behind. It was here for as long as the tele nova was being filmed.

Artsy sunset photo by moi!

December 11th sunset.

At least 80 people attended the RV1/RV2 auction ( silent and live ) to raise money for the Christmas coupon hand outs, on Dec. 11th. Instead of giving actual food hampers like Dallas does they give vouchers that can be used at the two stores here on the Isla.

We donated these two 5′ whips for ATVs for the final auction item. It brought in 2000 MXN pesos.That is the auctioneer on the right in the white shirt. By the end of the auction he had lost his voice. I have heard that they raised about 40,000MXN/ $2700.00CAD/$2020.00USD.

The sunset that evening from RV2. A much different view.

A few nights later.

Yes I am still doing my exercises. Ciela loves to lie across my throat and lick my nose when I am doing my lying down exercises. December 14th

Eight boats in the bay.

A few close ups.

Tomorrow morning I am going in for an MRI as well as specific X-rays of my right knee. The pain continues and it is worth the cost of the MRI to know the que pasa of what is happening in my body. Bottom line I will find out once the reports have been written if I need surgery and if not what is creating the pain. Because I am so claustrophobic of being in a tube and not being able to move I am being sedated for the procedure. This condition for me comes from being stuck in a plane next to the window with a basketball team who were drunk and were out of control. They were tossing things all over the aircraft. Not even the pilot could calm them down. It was very frightening. Flying had never been an issue for me and now I have to do deep breathing and always sit in an aisle seat. So the MRI is very terrifying for me.


Sunset this evening. First time ever that we have had ten boats in our harbour. Not easy to count as a few are directly behind another sailboat.







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22 thoughts on “How did that happen?

  1. Jim and Barb says:

    Barb has been wondering what you have been up to. Very cool that you were able to raise so much money for the vouchers. I am sure it is much appreciated!

    1. Everyone is happy that we were able to help those in need. Sadly Dallas needed up being $1050.00 USD short of his goal. That means that about 3 or 4 families will not get any food hampers this season.

  2. Cindy says:

    Great pictures! Glad your getting the MRI to find out what’s going on! Good luck! πŸ’•

    1. I think getting that MRI was one of the best things I have decided in a long while.

  3. Jannose says:

    Looks like the auction was a success! Good luck with the MRI. Hopefully it will provide an answer for your pain. Merry Christmas to you and Colin!

    1. Thank yuo and Merry Christmas to you both as well.

  4. Catheline says:

    Contessa, remember, just breathe…
    Hope the MRI finally lets you know what is going on with your knee.
    I wanted to comment on your tree back home, it’s so beautiful this year!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Love reading your blog

    1. The MRI did its things but it was a human’s reading the messed things up.

  5. Sandie Dixon says:

    Love the sunset pictures. Remember to breathe when you have the MRI. Sure hope they can find some answers for you. So many people will be helped by the auction proceeds. How wonderful. Love the babies for me.

    1. The babies will always get extra lovies. Yes, I did breathe but it has to be shallow creating as my body was not supposed to move at all.

  6. Maxx Trails says:

    As always beautiful sunset pictures. Glad to hear you are having fun, that is what life is all about πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the MRI.

    1. Life was great until the MRI.

  7. Linda Sand says:

    For an MRI of the knee you can ask them to put you in feet first then only as far as they need to do so. Leaving your head out can help a lot! Good luck!

    1. Yes the tube came up to my collarbone but I was able to leave my hands out. Don’t think I could managed it otherwise.

  8. Vernon Hauser says:

    Your sunsets have been awesome

    1. They have been but I anticipate the sunsets becoming even more colourful come January.

  9. Pauline Watson says:

    Beautiful sunsets, I especially like the ones with the palm leaves framing it. πŸ™‚
    Wishing you all the best with the MRI.

  10. Judith says:

    Lots of people are phobic about MRIs! Yes, drug up!! Good to see you are still doing your exercises, and my do you have some help, or what. Lovely photos. Glad you are somewhere beautiful.

    1. Being in paradise help a great deal.


    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Merry Christmas and Happy 2023!

    1. Lovely to hear from you and thank you so very much for your wishes. I am sure that they will come true.

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