The wind started was getting stronger and stronger after I posted last night and at around 10pm the rain started - tropical down pours. We had sustained winds around 65mph and gusts up to 75mph - tropical storm force as we were getting the outer... Read more
It's 9:30 pm Monday night (9/15) and the wind is really picking up as well as the rain. The windows are rattling and it is all sounding quite ominous... and that is just the outer band of hurricane Odile going right over us. I cannot imagine wha... Read more
Yesterday we had a day off from spanish lessons and pickle ball, so I took the opportunity to have a long overdue haircut and have it colored again.
It is a little shorter than planned and the color slightly more copper but it will grow and i... Read more
On our trip north last week I found this funny looking gadget at Walmart - a spiral vegetable slicer called "veggetti" It cuts vegetables like zucchini and carrots (to mention a couple) into long stands, like spaghetti noodles. It has 2 thicknes... Read more
When we covered the front patio, we also had the steel guys put up a structure in the back to be covered with bamboo at some point..
That happened last weekend and it looks beautiful and it gives a nice shade.
Yesterday I went to make an appointment for a haircut at the salon I found in March. I hoped they could fit me in right away and I was lucky. I asked if she had time for color as well and she she said that this is the quiet time of year and she ... Read more
We were invited by our neighbours to go out with them on their boat for the day, together with other neighbours of ours. DH had planned to take his boat out for the day but this sounded like a fun get together with friends.
We left the mari... Read more
The water company had to shut down one of the big wells for maintenance and that means limited or no water for 2 weeks. We had water coming in to the big 500 gallon tank till mid day Monday and have used very little since.
In Mexico water is a... Read more
Our front patio faces east and doesn't get shade till the afternoon. We have a gorgeous view over the bay and like to sit and have our morning coffee watching the boats go in and out. We do gt a lot of wind and found that the umbrella doesn't ho... Read more
On the Plan I have been rotating 3 different breakfasts: flax granola, pumpkin pudding and blueberry pear compote. The other day I felt like a change and scrambled some eggs with mushrooms, onion and bellpepper.
I had some leftover cooked yellowtail (white fish) in my fridge and needed to do something with it. The other night we were at a potluck party and a neighbour brought her famous chicken salad - shredded chicken, mayo and onions and a few other ... Read more
Living in Mexico it is much harder to find the ingredients of The Plan recipes. Some are simply not available here because of the climate - kale being one of them.. and I love! kale. So over the last year i have learned to make substitutions or ... Read more