Getting Into a Bit of a Routine

Beginning to feel like home, so I started back swimming this morning at the community pool.  It is an Olympic size pool, but no lanes marked off and they expect you to swim cross ways rather than lengthwise.  Too bad I love swimming long course.  It a short 20 minute walk to the pool and I swam for 35 minutes. The pool at the Navy Base at home was kept at a 79 degree or less temperature all summer, so I was prepared for swimming in this large covered outdoor pool at 8AM.  To my surprise it felt quite comfortable. Life is good!

My daily rounds on the way back from the pool take me to the Mexican old style Mercado where I have my favorite egg man and buy them buy the half flat, then on to the fish monger where I bought enough Mahi mahi fillets for 3- 4 meals next onto the avocado wheel barrow when the young man picks out two large ones  “un por hoy un por manana”” one for today and one for tomorrow at a cost of about $1. As I pass a fruit seller, the mangos catch my eye.  Mangoes to me are the fruit of the gods, better even than strawberries.  I brought one home which the Senior and I share for breakfast with hard-boiled eggs.

Our shopping excursion today was to buy lamps,  one for the living room and two for the bedroom night stands that we haven’t bought yet.  We are now the proud owners of 3 colorful ceramic lamps which we put in our push carts and pushed them the 4 -5 blocks home safely.  Still need one floor lamp for reading, for me.

From home we had sent a roaster oven thru DHL shipping so the Senor could cook his Thanksgiving turkey.  It was horribly expensive to ship, but we were packing too many suitcases to manage it on the air plane.  We picked it up at DHL today and had to pay customs tax on it.  If we can’t take it with us on the plane it stays at home in the future.

He better enjoy the turkey!signing off KO

 

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

One thought on “Getting Into a Bit of a Routine”

  1. Drizzle and cold here in NW but pool is now steady at 82*. Not many swimmers. I liked your mango comment, “fruit of the Gods ” and agree. Will trade you some salmon for mahi mahi!😀 we enjoy reading your blog. Drake and Becky

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