Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shopping, & feedback from my readers !

Last Saturday we took our friends, Jeanne & Eric, to Tonala to do some shopping. When you have a new place you need to decorate it, at least that was my excuse for going. Tonala is an hour drive from here, and it is well worth the drive, of course I'm not driving so it is easy for me to say that. It was a beautiful day for shopping, but then when isn't it? LOL Nice and sunny out, and not to hot, just right. We left here at 10 and didn't get back till 5:30 ! Needless to say we were all tired! In Tonala there are so many shops, and so much to see, if you go wear good walking shoes! We bought a new light for the kitchen, some pictures for the walls, a dish towel holder, and some dishes. We plan on going back, to get a ceramic grill. They have all kinds there, even some in the shape of a pig. For some reason grills here are very expensive, the one we have picked out will look nice on our patio and when it is not in use I could put a plant on it. As I am writing this I realize that I do not have any pictures of what I bought, but that's ok they will be in the post that I will be doing on our place, I am still waiting for our furniture to be done, we are having a chair and couch recovered, and we were told it would be ready in 10 days, well this Thursday it will be a month since they told me that one. That is one thing you have to get used to here, nothing gets done when they say it will. Rather than tell you what will really happen they tell you what they think you want to hear and it takes awhile to get used to this. We do have a couch, so I am waiting patiently. Ok back to our trip, besides all the shops that are there, they have a huge flea market set up, all kinds of things in there, too. Billy tried to bargin with one of the vendors over a sun & moon that he liked, the woman told him how much it would cost him in CA, so Billy said to her well that's nice but we are in Mexico! So she lost a sale. Sometimes they don't want to bargin with us gringos because they think we all have money, but guess what, the vendors that did bargin with us got our money. We took a break from all our shopping and had lunch, which our friends treated us to, thanks guy's! They even have a KFC there, for all of us who need some NOB food. Speaking of NOB food I do miss subs from Publix, and when I visit Florida I will be getting one or two !! Ok enough about shopping enjoy the pictures! Don't forget that if you click on them you can make them larger.

They sell alot off these, you put them in containers or vases

This was in the sidewalk I thought it was interesting

This is someone's garage door, pretty neat

Billy standing in front of a florist shop

A church on one of the side streets

A very interesting wall mural

One sexy looking fairy, I just noticed the one laying down, she's nice too, if you are into fairies !

I love these chairs, you can buy the tables too, very expensive!

More things to help you decorate!

Thought this was to cute to pass up

Me being silly !

Feedback from my readers:
I love hearing from my readers, it makes doing this worthwhile. I try to write a blog once a week, usually on Sunday, but not always. Somedays I start out with good intentions of doing a post and then I get busy and it just doesn't happen. I find that I usually post in the morning, I guess the old brain works better at that time. I don't get a ton of comments but I notice on other blogs that they don't either. I do like how they have the check marks so that you can use those if you don't want to write, one of my friends tried to comment and it wouldn't take it, I told her to use anoyomous. I know I didn't know how to comment on other peoples blogs at first, but it is easy to do. I usually check for comments every couple of days or so, I think there is a feature that will tell me when I have a comment maybe I should check that out, no that would be to easy! LOL So thank you all for when you do leave a comment, to Mr. Moore, I will be emailing you, would love to meet you and your wife, looking forward to answering your questions, someone asked about our new place, it is an apartment, it came with some furniture, some that we didn't like, we had the kitchen bar built on our own, we needed more counter space, it came out great! Yes they were great letting us pick out tile, paint, lights etc. We really like it here, nice and quiet, and I love the pool, went in it yesterday, and to Pat thank you for all your comments, and get better soon.


  1. Very nice post Cheryl, enjoy your writing very much, great pictures too. Just returned NOB from a week in Barra de Navidad, scouting trip, way to humid for year round living for us. Coming down in late Jan or Feb to see what the winters like in Chapala, pretty sure the summer would be just fine, hoping for a better fit, climate wise. Plus were pretty much lake rats here in SW Missouri, keep writing and shooting, your good at it. Steve & Wheezy

  2. HI Cheryl, Thank you and Billy. A million kisses to you both for taking me to the doctor and shopping for me. For being there for me as friends. That means so much to me. Maybe in a couple of months I too will be able to take some trips. Your friend, Patricia

  3. Love your blog. I have a clarification to one of your photos that says Billy in front of a florist shop. Alexander Flores is a sculptor and Billy is standing in front of his shop/studio.