As Thoughts Turn Home Toward Mexico

21 Nov

As my time to return to Mexico from Austin, Texas looms on the horizon, I have such mixed emotions. I wish I could be in two places at once, which always happens when I have to leave my dear wife. My departure requires her to be more independent, fixing her own meals, arranging transportation and most of all, finding support that is not me. All of it while juggling medication and healing from major surgery. She’s a trooper, I’m the one who’s nervous.

How I’ve been passing the time in Austin.

I do get the bennies of returning home to the jungle of Southern Mexico, seeing the dogs, returning to daily swims and sleeping in our bed. There is also much to be done. We have been navigating a lot from the US, including my mother-in-law’s care and clogged toilet. Daily messages from our workers, house sitter and MIL do not make for peace and quiet.

Home sweet Bacalar.

This week we will celebrate the US holiday of Thanksgiving. It will be a lovely visit with family and a delicious meal round a large table. A day devoted to gratitude while gazing on the faces of those we love is a good thing. We haven’t been in Austin for Thanksgiving since 2012.

February 2012 My 60 birthday.

Whether you’re in the US or somewhere else on the planet, take a whole day to devote to being grateful. I find that listing things I’m grateful for and WHY helps me to connect more to my heart.

Blogging has afforded me the opportunity to write, connect and hear from followers around the world. I appreciate each of you. So Happy Thanksgiving and catch my socially distanced hug.

DOS TORTAS

6 Responses to “As Thoughts Turn Home Toward Mexico”

  1. LJones November 21, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

    Sending love to all of you…what a beautiful photo! Healing love to you, Lisa xo

    Lorrie Jones Simple Serenity simpleserenity.com 253.312.3117

    From: the adventures of dos tortas Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 4:36 AM To: Lorrie Jones Subject: [New post] As Thoughts Turn Home Toward Mexico afish25 posted: ” As my time to return to Mexico from Austin, Texas looms on the horizon, I have such mixed emotions. I wish I could be in two places at once, which always happens when I have to leave my dear wife. My departure requires her to be more independent, fixing “

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    • afish25 November 21, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

      Thank you. Life is full of adventure. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  2. emilys72016 November 21, 2021 at 4:32 pm #

    I love and concur with your attitude of gratitude. We all have much to be thankful for, even in the trying times. Happiest of Thanksgivings and thank you for your lovely blog. LOVE your colorful beanies too. Your talent is boundless!

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    • afish25 November 21, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

      Thank you Emily, we are trying to keep a stiff upper lip.

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  3. Emilie November 22, 2021 at 10:52 am #

    Thanks for the hug, I felt it all the way in Arizona. I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. I’m preparing the whole dinner and will share with friends out on my patio. Best to you on your travels back home.

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    • afish25 November 22, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

      I remember you setting up take out last year. That’s a lot of work. I’m not sure I’ve ever done it all. Today I found rutabagas which I haven’t had in years. It was always on my mother’s table and is a favorite of mine.

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