Monday, March 11, 2019

Adios Amigos

March 11, 2019

It's been a fabulous five weeks, and although we're looking forward to getting back, we're sorry to see it end.  Yesterday I was talking to my sister and she said, "Isn't it going to be hard to get back into the swing of things and having to go shopping and think of what's for dinner?"

And I told her that the hardest part for me is getting up in the morning, going out to the kitchen and getting my cup of coffee, reading the paper, doing the crossword puzzle and then going back into the bedroom to get dressed and MY BED'S NOT MADE?????  WHAT!  WHERE IS ROSA?

We've had a nice wind-down:  Emil and Judy left on Saturday.  Sara and Bob left on Sunday.  So now it's just the four of us:  Fred and Kat and Nancy and Loren.  After having a houseful, it's very quiet, but also kind of nice.

Last Friday we had a kind of concert.  I knew Sara was coming so I brought some of the songs I have re-written for our musical that our chorus is putting on back in SF.  We're working on a Musical called Still Alive which will recount the lives of the people in the chorus and relate some of the things we have accomplished.  Sara has been a member of the sweet Adelines acappella group in Chicago and has a beautiful voice, so I thought she'd get a kick out of our songs.  She loved them and convince Judy and me to sing them as a little pre-dinner concert.  I have loaded the video along with some pictures of our stay here.  If you're interested you can go to  and access the page.  The video is at the very end of the pictures.

Today is our last day, so we're going to go into the Zocolo.  I'm going to get my red shoes polished by Mario for $2.50.  He actually only charges 20 pesos which is about a dollar, but we give him 50 pesos because he does such an amazing job.  Then we'll go over to the Cafe Universale to have our mango juice and watch all the people go by.  The Cafe Universale is where a chase scene from the movie Clear and Present Danger was filmed!  Then we'll go back home for lunch, start packing, have our last swim in the pool, play our last bridge game with Kat and Fred, have our last dinner prepared by Natalia (I wonder what she'll serve us), then remove ourselves to the salon for our cup of coffee before bedtime.  What a life!  We feel so lucky to be able to be a  part of this each year.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for blogging your visit. My parents always loved to go there and be with all of you. Reading your blog brings a warmth to my heart and smile to my face. I can just imagine my parents joining in those conversations after dinner .....
Thank you