Home / Tag Archives: Merida’s weather

Tag Archives: Merida’s weather

Feed Subscription

Me Made May and some technical difficulties

Just a line to tell you all that I have several blog posts that I have been working on. The writing part is going along well, the hold-up is in the photos. I have either not taken enough photos, the photos are too blurry to use, or I still need to edit them.  I use an online editor and the internet slows way down when it’s warm, just like everything else around here. The other day it was a mind numbing 43ºC which is 109.4ºF, for the first time in a quite awhile I didn’t find the pool water too cool. Husband just walks into the pool like he’s taking a stroll, I dip my feet, then slowly work my way up to my waist. He says that the hot air makes the contrast stronger and I should just jump in. Like in so many things, he is probably right, but that doesn’t mean that I am changing my ways. ...

Read More »

where’s the heat?

“March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” is a phrase I remember from my childhood. Winter in our part of Northern California meant monsoon like rain rather than snow. Here March and spring means heat and the beginning of the warm months. Last week the weather was just perfect, warm enough to swim during the day but cool enough to sleep under a blanket (or at least under a sheet). I almost envied those Merida natives who had flocked to the beach for semana santa. Monday, a new frente frio came in. I’m glad that I was slow in putting away my winter woolies or what passes for winter woolies for me. As I type this I am wearing a long sleeve button down shirt and have a (light weight) sweater draped around my neck, preppy style. I was wearing the sweater earlier but felt too warm after awhile. Using it as a scarf seems to ...

Read More »

like cats and dogs

Sitting as close to Husband as is possible, Mr.Dog is paying attention to the weather. As he’s aged, the thunder bothers him less. He doesn’t much like the patter of raindrops, retreating to a room with out a sky light when they get too loud. Mr. Dog’s world is getting smaller, as I’ve written before, he is getting old. I say he’s one hundred and five in dog years,fifteen in human years,I calculated his age using a complicated system based on folklore and wag . You can’t beat WAG when telling a tale about dogs. He’s happy and looks good, and still chasing cats. We have a new cat. I started calling him, Captain Midnight, when he got into the trash, he acquired the additional name of  the Prince of Darkness. He’s not really our cat, but he seems to live here now. I don’t even know if he is really a he. He’s sleek and black and a fierce ...

Read More »

I think that I may need a snorkel to breath

Normally, May is the worse month for humidity. this year it was not so bad.  Declaring that it’s climate change, where the rest of the world is getting warmer and Yucatan cooler is a bit premature. June is humid but by mid June the rains have started bringing a promise of cooler afternoons. People ask about the heat, my response is always “Once the temperatures reach 100` F who cares? “. We’ve adapted in many ways, most importantly we are used to a higher temperature, 70`F is uncomfortably cool. Our daily routines reflect where we live. Shopping and other chores happen as early as possible. An afternoon dip and a siesta make the warmest part of the day bearable. Evenings are spent outside. I cook as much as possible in the morning, or put things in the slow cooker. We eat a lot of salad type things. Occasionally, I do find myself out and about during the heat of the ...

Read More »

The life expectancy of a blog

Lee of Imagine Merida wrote a blog post that started a great discussion of blogs and bloggers in Merida. If you never read the comments on blog posts you often miss out on the best part. Some posts don’t generate comments, because, really what can you say sometimes besides “Yeah, I think so too” and you don’t want to say (or at least I don’t) “Why are you such an idiot?” . One thing that caught my eye was that Lee wrote,”Most blogs last under three years or so before running their course. Maybe that’s the case with some of the Mérida bloggers.’’ . Intrigued I did some google searches to find out what the average lifespan of a blog is. October 22,2007 is the day I made my first blog post, grandly titled “Great Plans and Ambitions” There really isn’t a lot of information out there. I found this nugget: From http://www.caslon.com.au/weblogp…   “Several studies indicate that most blogs are ...

Read More »

Too much sun

Running errands after my painting class is not one of my brightest moves. On the one hand, it’s easy to catch the 66 Iberica bus to C 57 x 56 y 58, on the other hand, 2:00 is bad time to be out and about in the Yucatan sun. One of my last stops on the way home was the bank. Calle 65 x 62 y 64 has several banks located on it. The bank we usually use is the north side of the street, the atm machine inside an air conditioned chamber. Normally, we do our banking early in the morning, today, I arrived around three. Which is why I found myself on the south facing slowly baking wall in a long line wondering why I decided to get money on the quincena. I comforted myself with thinking since it was payday,the ATMs would have lots of cash available. Poor planning all around. Arriving home hungry and crabby, I ...

Read More »

Let the swimming begin!

As the snowbirds start to fly north, a young(ish) ex-pat’s fancy turns to thoughts of bathing suits and swimming. Yesterday was a beautiful day, the first day warm enough to actually swim. Warm enough to swim means that the water was bearable to those of us not belonging to the polar bear club. I think it was 96 degrees yesterday, and the humidity was a dry 26%, just perfect for a dip. Attending the Slow Foods’ Saturday Market in the morning, where we bought lovely greens and even lovelier cheeses was a great way to begin the day. Since the ayuntamento has moved some bus stops to Calle 66 during their renovation of Centro, travel sans car has been even easier. The 72 Reforma bus hadn’t arrived yet, so we crossed the street and waited in the shade with the rest of the people. You can tell who is acclimated to more than just the climate by where they chose ...

Read More »

Warm Weather Wreaks Havoc

Swimming weather has finally arrived! I have missed it so much but not enough to get into the cold water. Following my creed of blaming everything on the weather, I am placing blame for my recent bout of distraction on the increasing ambient temperature! Chedraui had beef ribs on special today, so I bought a kilo and a half. While putting away the groceries, I stopped to slow cook the ribs in the crockpot with Black Bean Sauce for today’s lunch.Cooking in the crockpot is one of my favorite methods of preparing lunch. Going to the supermarket or Maxi-Carne around 7am (they don’t open until then) means that meat has a good 4 to 6 hours to become tender. Reaching into the fridge I grabbed a jar, as I poured the sauce over the ribs, I realized that it contained Hoisin Sauce not Black Bean Sauce! What the heck, Chinese Spareribs are often glazed with hoisin. No problem, I finished ...

Read More »

94% humidity? in December?

Having acclimated to the humidity, my skin feels dry in the winter months. Just like my scoffing at the puffy jackets, I remember being a bit dubious when a salesperson suggested that I might want a heavier moisturizer for these dry months. Growing up in Northern California, winter always meant heavy rains and being chilled to the bone. One thing that I love is that the rainy season here is in summer. Getting drenched is a relief and you dry off soon enough. Swimming in the rain is fun, as long as there is no lightening. So imagine my dismay at the heavy drizzles we’ve been having the last two days! I am wearing leggings, a scarf on my head and a sweater! My usual chanclas have been replaced by socks and sneakers!  Our weekly brunch at El Pendulo took place inside the restaurant instead of outside. The humidity is being reported as 94%, which is 50% too much.  The ...

Read More »

You know you have acclimatized when…

Sitting at the table on Thanksgiving, Husband and I idly watched the butter slowly melting in the butter dish. It isn’t unusual for butter to melt here, but what we realized later was that neither of us felt warm. Wearing short sleeves and feeling comfortable, both of us thought the day pleasant, but certainly not warm. It’s that time of year, when we put on sweaters or long sleeves, while our friends nob call us whimps. Recently, I was in Progreso visiting Barb. It was a nice day, warm in the sun but pleasant, almost cool, in the shade. Barb and Mr. B, her husband found the weather a bit warmer than me. While I have a hard time venturing into the pool they are swimming all the time. Right now as I type this, I am aware that my feet are cold. I have on a ratty long sleeve robe but no socks and I can feel the chill. ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top