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Showing your face.

Wednesday we went with La Maestra to show our faces at Cordemex. We have an ongoing legal drama that someday I may share with my readers, but today is not the day. One important lesson that we have learned in our time here is that you need to show up. Not show up in a Lifespring kind of way, but physically show up places. It’s not only that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, it’s also cultural, if you are serious about something you make your presence known. Not in a confrontational way but you come and ask what is happening. This goes for anyone who is doing work for you from the architect and lawyer to the carpenter making your doors. You never ever tell anyone that there is no rush on a project, because trust me there will be no rush, until you show your face inquiring.
So after showing up, we needed coffee. La Maestra took us to El Viejo Molino (the old mill), and yes, I have the word order correct, I wanted to say El Molino Viejo but the that isn’t the place’s name. It’s a hip little coffeehouse with food just off the glorieta intersected by Circuitos Colonias and Paseo Montejo with the big fountain, the Burger King Circle is what most people call it, on the north east corner.
We were just a little hungry so Husband and I shared what was called on the menu 3 burritas especiales. We would have called them quesadillas with chicken and mushrooms. No matter the name, they were good. I think the price was $59.00 mxp. The tables were really cute, with glass tops over a shadowbox filled with roasted coffee beans. La Maestra asked for nut cake and received 3 thick slices. For a variety of reasons,Husband and I never joined the Starbucks culture so the coffee selections overwhelmed us so we fell back on café Americano with milk on the side. It was good and refills were free unlike the Italian Coffee Company.
Now when Husband and I find ourselves out and about, we now have a new place to go.

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. glory1, yeah, he kind of looks like Don Quixote to me,Knight of the Woeful Countenance, that would be fun too. I can’t let myself get sidetracked from my project by him. He can just wait his turn. I think sometimes projects take on lives of their own, and this one doesn’t want to be a Magi. I can’t change his eyes because that would require opening his head,he has a pink bead embedded in a bed of white fiberfill for an eyeball.

  2. Your doll, he looks a little sad. With his long hair and sad look and maybe a white robe he could look like a saint of sort. Maybe just dye his hair a little brown, add a little more eye, but leave him sad looking. I love it. And listen to me, giving you directions on how to do your creation. hehehe Sorry, I get carried away, I like to make things too. I paint. By the way, if he goes in the closet, it will be dark in there and he may materialize in some other room of your home. hehehe. bye now.

  3. Thanks glory1, it was good. One thing that is hard coming from California is the names of foods are different from nob and sometimes the names are the same but what you get is different. No hard tacos here for example.

  4. Theresa, that coffee and quesadillas sounded delish. Its nice to find new places and new atmospheres. I hope all works well for you and drink one of those coffee for me. Take care. Gloria from Modesto, CA Oh and yes I know where Lake Turlock is at, butI have never been there.

  5. Cancuncanuck thanks for your wellwishes. Yeah, it is a cute little place indeed.

  6. I hope your legal troubles are small and sorted out soon. Glad you found a new place, I love little discoveries like that!

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