Que pasa

We are now dividing Carlie’s breakfast into two portions about an hour apart. The kibble is soaked in water for 20-30 minutes. It seems to be working for her. She is moving normally after her first portion but she does like to have a 30 minute snooze.

A wild dice night.

My knee is only very sightly swollen but I have been babying it this past week. However when I sit at the computer to write a blog or do emails or online research it begins to ache. I am still using ice packs throughout the day and limiting my walking. My referral to see an orthopaedic surgeon back home came back requiring a CD or similar online version of my Mazatlan xrays and MRI. I called the imagining centre and asked and for 100MXN/5.30USD they did that for me and sent me the link. So the referral is now in the works. I do know that I will need something to happen to make me whole again but meanwhile I will pace myself. I am not taking any extra medication.

Ferne won the pot twice in one night!!! Lucky girl.


We seem to be on a very happy merry go around of life. All four of us are happy, well not the girls as they would prefer to spend all day on the beach chasing birds. I have no idea what we will do when we get home. They have become expert swimmers.

Another LCR dice night.  We only have room for ten and we all certainly have a Wonderfull and exciting time.

Colin and I are having happy hours here and there. We have created a Saturday night game night. The round table I got from the Swap & Shop in Holiday Park is just perfect. Best $25.00 I have ever spent. How did I manage without one?

So I tried BINGO on a Wednesday afternoon and we only had five players.  Hmm I have to rethink the structure of how we play it.

We seem to keep busy but are working on a balance of individual relaxation time ( guitar, books, visits with friends ) naps when we feel like it, etc. There is still not enough time in each day. The Isla is truly paradise. Hard to believe that our time here is almost 50% over. We are thinking that next year we will stay longer or arrive earlier. Some days we have a revolving door with lots of visitors, other days we are quiet 😀  Life on the Isla truly is paradise. We have five sets of friends her in Mazatlan and we are looking forward to seeing them all.

I have no idea about the USA but in Canada we are removing the name Indian, Eskimo ( even from a sports team ), Aunt Jemima and more.  Nice to see this recycle bin at an Indian fuel station.

Our house taxes back home came in with an increase of 42% 😯  So Colin is appealing that but seems to be happening everywhere in British Columbia. A government tax grab. perhaps 😥

We were picking up our laundry when I saw this fellow very very meticulously removing the dust from this vehicle with a paint brush.

The mangos are starting to make their fruits. Sadly we won’t be here to enjoy the mangos.

Last Friday we went to the Plazuela Machado with our friends Dianne and Bob. We ate at the Italian restaurant and enjoyed listening to Rafael.  A great time was had by all and Rafael kept on playing the tunes that we loved.

I think about blogging everyday but then I get distracted.The other day it as a nap.  I think that the format of the new blog is bothering me. Just a personal thing. However I do need to post often as this is the diary of our life. We both use the search engine on the old blog  to look things up. I will wrap my head around it – eventually.

An exceptionally fun game last week.

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17 thoughts on “Que pasa

  1. carol says:

    glad to see the post, was wondering about you.

    1. All is well, just taking me time to get back up and running.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful time!

    Can you leave that rather large round table there? It would take quite the effort to bring it to & fro.

    1. We got the table used at Holiday Park. If folds in half and the four legs tuck in. We can seat 8 people at it. 48″ round.

      1. That’s great! Keep enjoying your time and keep those smiles HUGE!!

        So glad that Carlie is doing better! 😀

  3. SandyM says:

    Good to see your post and hear baby dog is doing better. Love your round table…my favorite kind!

    1. The round table folds in half which is even better. It is going to travel back and forth with us. Looking forward to seeing you and Rex soon.

  4. Sandie says:

    I’m sure happy you found something that works for Carlie. Sounds like you are having a wonderful winter. Keep enjoying life. I’m reading your blog with no problems and I never expect a daily blog so I really enjoy when you post one.

    1. Always lovely to hear from you. So happy that the new blog format is working for you.

  5. Jim and Barb says:

    Hopefully you have Carlie’s diet figured out and you can move on to bigger and better things. Love all the games and get togethers that you are having!

    1. So far what we are doing by breaking her breakfast into two is working, then she just rest for 30 minutes. I know that you and Barb would love the Wild LCR game.

  6. Maxx Trails says:

    I’m glad to hear life is going well for all of you 🙂

    A 42% jump in taxes is crazy!

    1. We have spent hours on the phone trying to sort it out and appealing to the BC Assessment people.

  7. Judith says:

    Very glad to read that Carlie’s new regimen is doing well and that you are enjoying a highly social life in good weather…you can sit outside!

    1. We are having such a wonderful time and it really helps that the girls are two now.

  8. Nancy Beglaw says:

    Wonderful writing Contessa. Enjoyable as always!

    1. Hope we see you soon here on the Isla.

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