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A confession- I’ve been a bit down lately

My house looks like looters came and went. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the least bit tidy. Too many projects going on at the same time, and a tendency to be distracted. I’ve always said that while no one in their right mind would do surgery in my kitchen, no one would think twice about eating food prepared there. However, if the health department had come in last week, they might not have shut me down as a health hazard but they certainly would have written me a few citations. The state of my house was bad enough that BK worried about me, to the point that she was practicing what she was going to say. Imagine her relief when she came over yesterday and found that I am heading back to normal. It didn’t take that long to clean the kitchen, a couple of hours on Sunday before I headed off to the symphony. ...

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Life in Merida- not all fiestas and parades.

People probably imagine our life here in Merida as exotic and exciting. Life in Merida is not all fiestas and parades, sometimes it’s just life. Instead of a parade, there will be a Chiapan family marching by, trumpets and drums making a discordant cacophony, stopping at our door hoping that we’ll tip them to go and play somewhere else. Sometimes, it’s the alarm at the Dunosusa going off at 7am every morning. Sometimes, it’s firecrackers and ambulances. Sometimes, it’s just life in a city of a million people.Life in Merida is not all fiestas and parades. Generally, my personality is sunny and optimistic, so much so, that I’ve been accused of being a Pollyanna. I don’t think Pollyanna is such a bad role model, do you? However,I have been a tad blue lately, getting up well after 8 am, and just generally feeling listless. Yes, I know activity is the enemy of depression and so I have started doing  more ...

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