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I’m tap dancing as fast as I can

When I get emails from friends asking if I accidently dropped my computer into the washing machine, I know I need to post something.

I’ve taken a leave from writing. Nothing bad, just been busy doing other stuff. My daughter, La Primera, had another baby girl. I will be going later in the year to visit. The new baby is beautiful, but that is to be expected.

I learned a new Spanish word, neumólogo, which means pulmonologist. Even after living here for more than eight years, I find it freaking amazing that I can call a specialist´s office for an appointment and be asked if I want to come in that very day. Our situation was a little different, but the quality of care and caring is exactly like Jonna wrote about recently. Husband is feeling much better, life is good again.

Getting rid of stuff in our house has been going well. Debi mentioned in her blog that she needed a ropero (wardrobe). By an amazing coincidence, I have more roperos than I need. A deal was struck. She had the tree trimmers come and transport it to her house. A Yucatecan friend of mine says “Mexico el pais de maravillas donde todo es posible”, the longer I live here the more true I believe that statement to be. Where else would the tree service double as movers? They balanced the wardrobe on top of their truck and away they went. Waving off my offer of a rope to tie it down.

I’ve decided that our KitchenAid mixer needs a new home. I just don’t use it. The blender gets used daily, the food processor at least once a week, but I can’t remember the last time I used the mixer. I use my stick blender more often than the stand mixer. I guess I should put an ad in the IWC bulletin board.

Speaking of the IWC, I am running for treasurer. I was blinded by the idea of maybe doing a Roaring 20’s party for Valentine’s Day. Though now I am thinking of a Titanic event for April. I always have big ambitions.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Steve, I remember answering your comment, but somehow it’s disappeared. That is all to the good,since I answered from on top of my soapbox labeled “health insurance” and started frothing at the mouth.
    thanks for taking the time to comment, let’s just leave that I agree.


  2. I am a big advocate of Mexican health care. That is one reason I hope that Medicare is never approved for Mexicans in America. The American bureaucracy will destroy something that works quite well, thank you very much.

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