Sunday, June 27, 2010

Learning how to RELAX !!!

I never thought I would have to learn how to relax, I mean isn't that something that just comes natural to people? Well I guess not at least for me it was something that I had to work at which sounds really funny. I talked to some of my friends about this, how when I first arrived here, I was still in the go mode, one friend told me that when he first met me which was 2 years ago, I was very much in the go mode, seems I've settled down quite a bit since then. I guess I should
have expected this, I mean you can't really go from having 2 jobs, horses a house, husband , grandkids and everything else in life, and then all of a sudden everything is gone except the husband he is still here (which is a good thing) to waking up in the morning and saying ok, now what, or what the hell am I doing here ???? A question I no longer ask myself. Everyone I talked to about this told me that I was ahead of the game it usually takes people 3 months to learn how to relax, well finally something that I am a head of the curve on !! So now I can relax, I don't have to fill up every minute with something to do or some where to go, today I just relaxed, I read my book, did my nails, pet the cat, had a good dinner, and now after I post this it's off to bed. Yes it is nice to relax and I am enjoying it !

Me relaxing !

Suki the cat, we can all take a lesson on how to relax from cats.

Our star light, I love these, couldn't wait to get one, it makes me smile
when I look at it, it is really beautiful at night when it is lit up.
Hope you all enjoyed the post and that you learn how to relax.


  1. HI Cheryl, Congratulations!!!! Wonderful blog. I am so glad you are here and you and Billy are my friends. Love,patricia

  2. Hi Pat,
    Thank you for your kind words we are glad you are our friend too.

  3. Cheryl,

    I have been following you - I read Pat's blog and found your link there. I'm retiring in September and plan a trip back to Ajijic for an extended stay. I was just telling Pat - I need to learn the difference between relaxing and boredom. Not sure I know the difference yet - hopefully Mexico will teach me this fall.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone in person -
    Karen (austin)

  4. Hi Cheryl,
    I have been following your blog since I got the link from Patricia's. I am a Spanish teacher in Virginia. I have visited Cancun and Baja, but I enjoy finding out more about Mexico. Thank you for your pictures and observations. Sounds like you are settling in just fine!
    Muchas gracias,

  5. Hi Cher,

    I can kind of understand some of your feelings. We spent two months in Chapala last year and boy was I ready to see my grandchildren after the two months was up! I missed them so much!

    We left again after 4 months at home to Puerto Vallarta. We stayed about 2 months again. We went home for a couple of weeks picked up my daughter and niece and headed out again. Once again we will be heading home. I love Mexico, but I miss my family.

    We still have our home there and my mother lives with us. So right now my sister is off work for the summer since she teaches, but when school starts again then my mother needs someone there. So I can't exactly feel good about being away from home.

    I know you have grandchildren too and how hard it is to be away from them. We drive through Nogales AZ, the drive is not bad at all, but it is getting a bit nerve wracking with the cartel killings going on. So I feel like I have to go through a war zone to get home.

    I do hope some day we can spend more time in Mexico. We are thinking of San Carlos, Guaymas area, since it is only a 4 hour drive for our children to come visit with us.

  6. Hi Karen, I look forward to meeting you too. How long will you be here? Boredom to me is when you have nothing to do and you just sit around being bored, relaxing is enjoying yourself and just being in the moment with whatever you are doing, but that is just my feelings.

  7. Hi Karen ( Austin )
    Thanks for writing, we are getting the hang of it, now I just need to learn Spanish, you could move here and give me lessons LOL !

  8. Hola Brenda,
    Yes being away from the grandchildren can be hard. Moving 4 hours away sounds like a good plan, that way everyone is happy. How did you like Chapala, we go there all the time.

  9. Karen we loved the Chapala area. We actually rented in San Antonio. On the Carretera at the Birds of Paradise. It is the first town you hit by bus on the way to Chapala. We just left Puerto Vallarta after a 3 month stay there. My daughter and niece spent 1/2 of that time with us. I think I am adapting to longer periods away from my family. It may take some time but I will get used to it. We own a home on 12 acres. We plan on selling the larger home and building a smaller home for us to live in on our trips to the US. The money from the sales will go towards a home in Mexico or towards rentals. I kind of like the idea of being able to up and leave an area and try a new town.