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Theresa and the enormous to do list

This is the back wall of our bedroom. You can see that I started to spongepaint it. It’s been like this since 2013.  It’s done in shades of ultramarine with silver veins. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go all the way up the wall, and it starts to wrap around the side walls and ends. Recently, I read, somewhere, that faux painting ...

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The Opera and the 1 hour dress

Thursday, on a whim, I purchased tickets to the opening night of The Marriage of Figero. One of the things I love about living in Merida, is the availability of culture. There is a symphony, both the Russian and Cuban Ballet have performed here, there are lots of museums, and there are art galleries. Admittedly, I don’t attend all those ...

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Theresa and the enormous to do list

This is the back wall of our bedroom. You can see that I started to spongepaint it. It’s been like this since 2013.  It’s done in shades of ultramarine with silver veins. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go all the way up the wall, and it starts to wrap around the side walls and ends. Recently, I read, somewhere, that faux painting ...

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The Opera and the 1 hour dress

Thursday, on a whim, I purchased tickets to the opening night of The Marriage of Figero. One of the things I love about living in Merida, is the availability of culture. There is a symphony, both the Russian and Cuban Ballet have performed here, there are lots of museums, and there are art galleries. Admittedly, I don’t attend all those ...

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Style upgrade- looking my best at 60

After viewing some selfies that I took to show off my new hair color, I realized that I needed to do a style upgrade. I’m not looking my best at 60. I haven’t had a haircut since my chemo ended in April 2014, the back is way too long but the sides are okay. Mostly, I need to start wearing ...

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Health & Nutrition

What do I eat all day?

Nancy from Countdown to Mexico  recently posted “What DOES a vegetarian eat, anyway?” and in the comments she asked me to post what I eat since we’ve gone grain free. So here it is, What do I eat all day?  I started to write a book on food before I got cancer but have abandoned it. Not that the information isn’t ...

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Cauliflower tortillas: recipe review

I’ve decided to start a new feature, a recipe review. For my first review, cauliflower tortillas. Husband and I are what I call partially paleo. What does that mean? Due to food allergies and sensitivities, we mostly eat vegetables, eggs, and meat. I tend towards hypoglycemia and Husband has problems with inflammation. While we both can eat nixtamalized corn products ...

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Everything I learned about food is false.

My co-madre told me that she has given up and is just eating junk food. Argh! I have no idea if she was just yanking my chain, if so she gave it a hard pull! I understand sometimes I feel like everything I learned about food is false.  Have you read Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger? It’s the book ...

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Various and Sundry

Re-pats

Debi and Tom are heading back NOB, several of our friends and acquaintances have done the same over the years. Others are in the process of moving away. Why does it seem especially poignant when someone repatriates (returns to their home country)? In our fluid society, people move all the time. The average American moves 12 times in their life, ...

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Let’s all boycott daylight savings time!

Tomorrow starts daylight savings time in Mexico. In 2013 the USA lost 433,982,548 dollars in lost productivity due to this abominable practice according to this article. Let’s all do our internal clocks a favor and boycott daylight savings time! Yes, I am calling for a grassroots boycott of daylight savings time! Go ahead and sleep in, arrive late for your ...

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