Happy Holiday

I got to spend the holiday with neighbors across the street from me and we had a lovely dinner I had baked sweet potatoes, bread stuffing, a corn dish, a very nice homemade cranberry sauce and there was a nice wine to go with dinner. There was lots of conversation and after dinner we sat outside on their patio and enjoyed a fire in their fire pit with their two lovely little cocker-spaniel dogs keeping us company. Some other neighbors came by to visit and buy preserves from Diane, she makes wonderful bread and butter pickles, jams and jellies for sale. She is also an artist, she carves gourds into the most beautiful works of art and sells them here and in CA.

This morning was the annual yard sale and I just missed getting a rattan sofa and chairs for my house-someone beat me to it by five minutes ….darn. Later in the morning I had an appointment in town to get a manicure. I haven’t done that in a long time. This time I want to repair two hang nails that were bothering me and I know if I didn’t do something I would rip the nails and cause myself a lot of pain.

Wednesday was my big day at the dentist’s office I had impressions made for new dentures. My old ones are several years old and loose. The upper denture has been repaired once already and is very thin so I’m getting both done for $750.00. I think that is a good price compared to what I would have to pay in the “old country” where I got quoted a price of a $1000.00 and up and most likely they would be made in Mexico anyway.  So next wednesday I get my new dentures I hope they fit well.

New garden project; I am having paving bricks put down to make a path from the pedestrian gate to the front door. This has involved in a lot of discussion and questions about mundane things like where to put the gravel taken up and how many bricks wide etc. Then there is the layout; the garden wall the gate is in is not parallel with the house so the angles are odd. It will work out with a few adjustments. I’ll post some photos later of project.

There is the homeowners association meeting tomorrow. This is my first one so I’m not sure what to expect. I’ll make a separate post for that if it is interesting enough. Then I have to make a trip to town and see if my medications have been brought back from Calexico. I pay to have my medications picked up at Walmart and brought down to me by my mail service. That should have happened wednesday, but there was a problem the messenger didn’t give the right date of birth and couldn’t pick up the medications, so they are trying again today. If that doesn’t work I’ll have to get myself up to Calexico and pick it up. That’s a long trip and I don’t look forward to making it.

This has been a busy week here with the races a Mexican holiday an American holiday and the homeowners association meeting, yard sale and the usual coming and going to my Spanish class, shopping for new plants, I’ve been busy, busier than I would have thought I would be. So much for a boring, dull life in a small Mexican fishing village!


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