September Recap-Week 5

Inspired by all of the vegan, yoga, chakra lifestyles here in Playa, I made some Yogi tea. It’s made from cloves, peppercorn, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and black tea. You can add honey and/or milk to taste. Spicy goodness.

Checked out a doggie daycare/hotel for Sam. These little dogs were having the time of their lives.

Cruising down the carretera.

My once a week paddle board morning.

And just some slow living and rainy days happening.

September Recap-Week 4

The Playa Weeks

Sandy Toes 2.0 is a reality…..inside it’s basically a box at this point and with a few outside embellishments still to be done, but it’s all mine. Next up, building on a couple of room additions.

Lunch in Tulum at the popular El Camello Jr. It’s ALL ABOUT the ceviche there.

I woke up with this “heart” on my knee. It doesn’t itch or hurt, but it’s been over a week and hasn’t faded at all. Hmmm….

My current read and my current series.

One of my fave fruits in Playa: Rambutan. Tastes like a grape with the texture of a kiwi. I can’t get enough!

Sr. E and I were watching, “Taco Chronicles” on Netflix and there was an episode about suedero tacos. Neither of us had ever heard of them. They looked super greasy, but super good. I googled, found a place in the Centro that sells them, and off we went. These tacos did not disappoint. So we bought 6 more to eat for breakfast the following morning.

Typical stop light entertainment.

A Visit to Aktun-Chen

Sr. Elizondo and I went to Aktun Chen for their famous cave walk and to swim in an underground cenote. They also have a zip line, but we decided to pass on that. The visit was so worth it, especially since we went first thing in the morning and were one of five people total.

The caves were amazing. I tried to not let the bats freak me out too much. I also now know why helmets are so important while caving. I bumped my head into the ceiling more than once.

The cenote was beautiful with the light coming through the rock holes and lighting up the water like a flashlight.

They also have a few animals, and a lot of deer roaming freely.

(FYI: The hotels give their left over fruit to the park for the animals to eat. Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused the park to struggle with food.)

Paddle Boarding in Playa

This morning Sr. Elizondo and I went paddle boarding. The instructor/owner was from the Netherlands. He was super informative and just plain cool. By the end of our hour, both Sr. E and I were successful paddle boarders. I can’t wait to go again.

It feels so good to be back at my happy place.

See these two sink holes? There is actually a Cenote underneath the beach. The fresh water bubbles up from the underground cave into the Caribbean.

August Recap-Week 4

It’s been a BEAUTY kinda week.

My Olio e Osso OBSESSION continues. My two latest buys: No 9 Spring is a super sheer candy pink and No10 Tea Rose is a sheer red. Loving the Spring and I like the Dusty Rose too, but it looks more brown-red on me than I expected. I’m also trying Drunk Elephant Eye Cream for the first time.

I also bought this cute sleep mask HOPING it will help with my dry eyes.

I did a water fast this week for 3 days not for weight loss, but to help reset my gut. I’m not gonna lie, the few days were a STRUGGLE. I’ll be switching to Inter-mitten Fasting of 16:8.

I’ve been using my ZIIP skin tightening device for 4 weeks now and I can see a DIFFERENCE.

Finally, Riviera Maya is a REALITY for September!!!

August Recap-Week 3

It’s been some slow quarantine livin’ around here. Not much has been happening.

Current reads: I’ve got two going now, one on audio and one good old fashioned book I’m actually reading.

My latest addition to my morning smoothie is milk kefir. Kefir is full of probiotics, but a bit pricey. I tried making it, but I’m not sure if it’s kefir or just sour/bad milk. ???

Been walking SamSam in the park by our house. When I say walking I mean take 3 steps and then take a 5 minute sniff break. Repeat.

August Recap-Week 2

Covid is getting closer. A neighbor and a friend diagnosed now. Both hospitalized, but both doing better now. Unfortunately, the man who is currently fixing our roof had his father just pass away 3 days ago.

I am feeling hopeful for the future though. (Dear God, please let this happen.)

Current read: Paris 1928 by Henry Miller. This is a re-read from decades ago. Love me some Miller.

My favorite quick and easy salad (served with a side of pita chips). Yummers.

It’s true. Coloring books are completely calming.

Silver Sister update: 1 yr an 8 mts dye free. Same day pics of a quarantine hairstyle.

Binging Ally McBeal on Hulu. I forgot how adorable she was.