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Nothing new under the sun

We’ve been living in Merida for almost six years now. It isn’t all new and shiny anymore. Our house is as finished as it our finances will allow. We’re no longer remodeling, instead we’re maintaining. Yesterday was hot. Today another norte blew in so it’s cooler, less humid. Ho-hum, anther day in paradise. I am having an “am I there yet?” sort of afternoon. I need a make over. A mental tune up and a physical one. My hair looks like a raccoon is perched on my head, my only recourse seems to be putting it in a pony tail. I guess I should be happy that at least my skin looks pretty good. Maybe I need to start wearing make up again? A little lipstick can do wonders, right? I gained back 5 of the pounds that I lost before I went to California. I was down to 138 and now I’m back to 142! I guess I am ...

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Not much cooking happening here

I haven´t been cooking the last few days, yesterday, we went to the fish restuarant just south of La Ermita and bought lunch. Actually, we got more than lunch, La Muchacha requested a shrimp cocktail, Husband got one too (they are pretty big and the price is reasonable at $50 for the medium and $30 for the small), we got about a half pint of ceviche mixto for later (it’s $100 a kilo, the container cost $33.00 it was 330 grams) and my lunch was camarones empanizados, breaded shrimp, they were just okay, a little too brown for me. Our friends who live near La Ermita say that the fish is good there too, it’s just that we forget the place is there. Thursday, we went to the movies, the movies are affordable here, $35 pesos on weekdays and matinees. We saw the Golden Compass, it was nothing great, I think you need to read the book to really enjoy ...

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