Today is a strange day. I’m not exactly sure why, but it just feels weird. It’s actually quite gloomy outside today. The torrential rains overnight have ensured that the ground is still saturated. And the forecast is for more rain later on today. It is apparent that the rainy season here in Guadalajara that was to have ended in August still lingers on into October. I’m a little skeptical of what scientists have labelled “Global Warming”.
I check my Facebook page and note that one of my Canadian friends has shared more than twenty links in the past five minutes. Most are the usual affirmations but not a personal note on any of them. I wonder what she is up to besides her Facebook addiction.
And I must admit that I have a new addiction. It began when I was recovering from surgery last year and it is called Candy Crush. I have a significant number of friends who are also addicted, and we conscientiously send each other lives and extra moves every day. I justify this activity as a great stress reliever, although sometimes I wonder if it merely adds to the stress.
Stress? You have stress in your life? But you live in Mexico. How can there be stress in your life? Let’s see…………deciding where to live, finding a job, obtaining a work visa, trying to get health insurance, avoiding flash flooding in the inclement weather. I think you get the idea. It doesn’t matter where you live. Stress is everywhere. The trick is to manage stress so as to minimize the damage it is capable of doing.
I also have a major publishing deadline coming up at the end of October. I am about to publish my second book. Those of you who know me well fully understand the reasons which have caused the delay in getting this book out. But it is now finally happening, and I have a confirmed date of May 5th, 2015 for a book launch back in Winnipeg. “Alive Again! “
My neighbor just stopped by for a short visit. Carlos is a Mexican who spent most of his life in the USA. He’s probably about twenty years old than me, but is young at heart and I enjoy spending time with him. When I was ill a couple of months ago, he cooked for me and brought me food down to the chocolate he knows I treasure. He is also a wealth of information about many things Mexican.
It was nice to sleep in this morning and spend the day writing and studying Spanish, but it’s time to prepare for the English classes I will teach later on this afternoon. And I think I will publish this blog post now before I change my mind.