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Bienvenido 2023

Bienvenido 2023

Happy New Year! I hope you had an enjoyable holiday and are now embracing the new year with open arms. I know I am and can’t wait to see what’s in store for me in 2023.

Have you thought about new year’s resolutions? I have and am sure not going to make any. I’ve talked to friends who are eagerly writing some down. The way I see it, no matter how realistic they look on paper, they never seem to pan out the way they were planned.

The only resolution that makes any sense to me is to be a better person than I was last year. And that is something I need to keep in my heart rather than write down on a piece of paper.

I keep seeing on Facebook pics of all the snow in Washington state. The mountain passes seem to be closed more often than they’re open. Keep safe up there people!

I’m headed for the bus station later today to buy tickets. I’m planning on going to Culiacan to visit my family later this month. I can’t wait to hug my grandkids! I saw them last February before I headed back to the USA. I’m sure that two of my four grandsons are now taller than me.

Friday is King’s Day. My Mexican friend Angie told me the story behind it. There’s a lot more to this day than looking for the baby Jesus hidden in the bread. Catholics believe that the Three Wise Men were looking for the baby Jesus to protect him. Pilate was afraid that Jesus would take over his kingdom so he ordered that all children under the age of two were to be killed.

That’s it for week one in January.

Have a great Wednesday!

More This And That

More This And That

I have hundreds of readers and followers all over the world. Obviously most of you I have never met in person. I’m gratified that you enjoy my posts, and I often read blogs from people I’ve never met either.

I seldom post photos of myself. I also usually take terrible selfies, but I thought I’d share this one that I took just the other day. It’s tolerable. This is me.

Like many of you, I love coffee. Actually I more than love it. It’s mandatory if I’m ever to reach a state of consciousness in the morning. It goes without saying that it must be high octane. Decaf just doesn’t quite do it for me.

Another day, another natural disaster. This time it was an earthquake in Oklahoma. Centered around Medford and registered as a 4.5, tremors were felt in several other states as well. This is starting off to be quite a year for weather.

Today is Groundhog Day up north. Wonder if the little guy will see his shadow. Will there be another six weeks of winter? I hope not. I’m headed up north next month.

Here in Mexico today is tamale day. Whoever found the baby in the rosca on Kings Day provides the tamales. I was in Pachuca for that one. Thank goodness I didn’t find the baby or I would be headed back there and it’s a long commute.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes that has also been added to my list of mantras.