Hurricane Zeta came to say hello in Playa. Technically, it was weaker than the last one, but hit stronger and the damage was worse.
Sam enjoying (I think) the next day winds.
Sandy Toes 2.0 progress. I could only take one step inside there was so much stuff around, but I can see an actual new room being built.
Perfecting my chilaquiles, gringa style with no chile.
Current read: The Heart’s Invisible Furies. So far, so great! It’s a vivid depiction of Catholic Ireland spanning decades through a string of relationships that stem from one man dealing with his homosexuality .
Put down your Xanax people. I just read an article about how Cow Cuddling is the newest wellness trend.
We went to a post-hurricane and current-covid wedding in Cancun. Yes, it really happened. The poor couple had already postponed once and now it was Go Time. (While most of Cancun is still without electricity, the big beach hotels have their own generators.)
Sam wasn’t invited to this wedding, so she stayed at a doggie hotel.
Grass time equals party time, and Sam is leading the way!
Latest Youtube find that scares the s*** out of me are the videos of scary doorbell cam footage. These are SO creepy!
The room additions to Sandy Toes 2.0 have begun with the hope that this first phase is completed by the end of November. I also had iron put on the windows and doors.
Locals here call September/October/November, “Septhambre/ Octhambre/Novhambre”. Hambre=hunger in Spanish. These months have the lowest tourism due to the rainy weather, not to mention it’s the hurricane season. Regardless, there’s still this….even more clear, clean, and beautiful after the hurricane.
The latest “show” at the stoplight near Sandy Toes.
Binge watched Emily in Paris. It’s kind of a modern Sex in the City meets Mary Tyler Moore with a lot of cuteness.
Survived my first hurricane. A few sketchy moments with my windows, but not too bad. The day after…
Scary movie month is here! I’ve expanded to Youtube now. Mr. Ballen is storyteller of dark and mysterious TRUE tales. The scariest story I’ve heard from him so far is of a 17 y/o boy who is staying at his family’s cabin all alone, and then the terror starts. It’s probably the scariest story I’ve ever heard. It actually gave me tingles and a few tears listening to it. This guy is a great storyteller and I find myself listening to him for hours at a time.
Puerco tacos for lunch with freshly made tortillas and Oaxaca cheese.
Getting my fruits and veggies from a vendor outside my complex.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.