October Recap-Week 3

Morning beach walks.

Current read: A Long Way Gone

Dinner at Romeo, an Italian restaurant with well-deserved great reviews. We will be back for sure.

Joined the organization Mar Amor to help keep the beaches clean.

Upping my color booking game.

My latest horror film find: Suspiria (the remake). I watched it because I knew the cinematography would be good, but I had no idea I was entering bizarro scary world.

Bathroom tiles bought for the Sandy Toes 2.0. The first one is a 3D tile and will be white, not salmon. The “star” tile will be in the half bath downstairs.

Images below are the kitchen design. All light wood cabinets with white quartz countertop. At least that’s what I have planned for now.

October Recap-Week 2

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.

October Recap-Week 1

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.

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.

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.

August Recap-Week 1

I got a dozen roses for each of the 10 years Sr. Elizondo and I have been together. I happily have bouquets all around my house now.

My penchant for reading has returned to me. I started and finished, “The Five”. It tells the life of the 5 women victims of Jack the Ripper. This is NOT a story about the Ripper, simply about the lives of the women leading up to their fateful nights. I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would. Definite recommend.

My ZIIP arrived. My face is ready to be tightened up!

This midi shirt dress from Zara had me at Hello….and it has pockets.:)

Window-swap.com. It’s a website where you can see peoples views from their homes, as well as share your own. A quarantined developed app I’m sure.

Playa del Carmen postponed yet again. Keeping hope alive for September.

I have developed an addiction to Nutella sorbet that my neighbor makes, sells, and now delivers. It’s like having an on-call ice cream truck.