THE LULL BEFORE THE STORM
03.02.2015 - 10.02.2015 26 °C
WEEK 6 The Lull before the storm.
It is hard to focus on happy thoughts when we get bad news. Hearing that my cousin's cancer has metastasized and there is nothing that can be done is so hard to take in. I say this is why I come down here and relax and enjoy life as much as I can. Working until you croak isn't for me.
I am so lost for words now and I just don't know what to say to her. We were chatting today and I said some stupid things to her wishing now I could take them back. I tend to speak without thinking all that well.
Watching a horse gallop by as the sun sets behind the neighbours house is so calming. Along with a gentle breeze and the slow sound of the rolling waves it is like meditation. I am so grateful to have the life I have. I didn't manage to capture the horses on the beach but did get one along the street as we were walking home in Progreso!
I woke up and decided I wanted to go into Merida and asked Dara to join me. I needed some more hammock cotton to make some hats that are on order and get some heavier stuff for Delores to make baskets for me. I can't help taking photos of the colonial buildings as we walk along the historical centre.
Liam and his friend Eric arrived a little later than they had hoped missing the sleeper bus by only 10 minutes! Delays like this are one of the frustrations of travel in the winter months. Arriving early morning has it's advantages, mainly that the travelling is done at night and you don't miss out on the day in the sun. (Maybe I will do that next year. Oh wait I am not coming from Canada.)
This day started off rainy but quickly changed in time for us to walk into Chicxulub for our favourite fish restaurant. Yes we ate there again. A must with all our visiting friends.
I love the walk back along the beach is always a nice way to end your afternoon plus margaritas on our patio; what could be better than this?
As the winds pick up in the afternoon it is the best time to fly Dara's kite that Liam brought down for him. The noise it makes is quite unnerving when it comes down so close.
Not having to cook dinner is also good and with David's restaurant nearby; offering a special meal of pork in tamarind sauce and lamb Andalusian style. Unfortunately I had no appetite so just enjoyed half a bottle of wine!! So I had fruit right??
The anticipation of Sheena and Adam's arrival had be waking up early this morning even though they don't get here until 5:00pm. They would be arriving with the help of lovely Claudia picking them up and driving them out to our place from Merida. Upon Sheena's arrival I just grabbed her in my arms and gave her a big kiss. I had prepared them one of her favourite meals of spaghetti bolognaise and garlic bread! She claimed it was one of my bests ever!
Last one to arrive in the young blood was Sarah. Dara and Sheena went into Merida to get the car from Claudia who has graciously lent it to them for the 5 days this week. Her late arrival of 1:45 am allowed Dara to spend some one on one time with his princess, at a restaurant across from the bus station. I am sure she talked the hind legs off any burros that might have been around. This is a turning point in her life where she is looking to start her career in Toronto and has found a lovely apartment with a terrific view and the anticipation of hearing if she gets this job she would be fantastic at!
A must for all who visit is a day in town when there is a cruise ship in port. You get to have a good laugh at the tourists around town. Market Panuchos and fresh orange juice are a must for a Mexican breakfast in Progreso; it as good as the ones in Chicxulub but bigger! While the kids went to the beach for dollar beers I had coffee and a teary goodbye with Marie-Claire. She told me to cherrish the time I still have with my parents as you never know how long it is going to be,
A perfect meal at the end of a day is often one I have not had to prepare! Adam presented to us a lovely pork-tenderloin which we all devoured before I thought of taking a photo!