It’s been a very busy day.After a leisurely breakfast on our balcony, we headed out for the Senor to get a pedicure and me to get both a pedicure and a manicure.  All three services cost less than one us manicure.

The Senor getting a pedicure
The Senor getting a pedicure

The senor then took our laundry to be done while I was having my pedicure, and his annual trip to the watch repair shop. Every year while taking off his watch he drops it on the tile floor and it falls to pieces.  He has learned where to go and gets it fixed.  It is just an annual event.  The morning exhausted the Senor so he returned to our “casa” with his lunch, of rotisserie chicken and a pair of earrings for me.  How nice, they are quite pretty!.  Our weekly visit from the Lupita the cleaning lady happened while we were gone and our quarters are spotless. So now it’s off to the Commercial. as the senor has decreed the bed too hard and he needs a foam mattress topper.  We have to dicker a bit with the cab driver as he wants 5 pesos over the going rate and we won’t pay it, but he decides 25 pesos will be OK after all.  We are tough customers and have been coming long enough we know the ropes.  We make our purchases and marvel at the fact that all the Christmas  trees we saw 4 days ago are all gone.  But we did learn they  grow them in Mexico and they weren’t shipped from one of the tree farms that are literally in our back yard at home. My daughter used to say when she lived in Honolulu when the trees arrived you bought them that very day or they were gone.  I guess the same thing is true here.  We made our purchases and returned for a siesta before dinning on our balcony.

We are still fighting with Century link to get our home internet service up and running so we can receive our regular TV programs here.  Skype has become my friend.  It is very cheap for phone to phone calls and I guess free for folks who set up reciprocal invites to do it computer to computer.  So far my family has not responded. to any of my requests to sign up for Skype.  I guess they don’t need any motherly advice..

Many booths of Pinatas set up near Kyoyo Circle
Many booths of Pinatas set up near Kyoyo Circle

We rounded up our day with dinner and a movie on the balcony and then a walk to see the huge display of pinatas and

many to choose from
many to choose from

poinsettia.  Of course I got one of each.  The designs, the shapes and the colors are just fantastic, and you can watch them make them also.  There are booths with a variety of christmas decorations, colorful, but a little tacky for my tastes.  The Senor tells me I shouldn’t  criticize.    We picked out a nice poinsettia and returned to our “casa” to finish our

All decorated for Christmas complete with a cha cha-ing deer.
All decorated for Christmas complete with a cha cha-ing deer.

Christmas decorating         Skyped home again to find out there is still no internet, but I am to deal with the dispatcher in the morning. Signing off KO

Every thing is so colorfull here
Every thing is so colorful here

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

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