February 5, 2012

Nov. 16 - Nov. 22: Paradise, Penny Pinching, and Pain

November 22

Prayer request: My body pain is often consuming and affecting my ability to sleep, energy level, and attitude. It can be discouraging.
Prayer for healing of fibromyalgia (chronic pain) and spondylosis (tissue between vertebrae degenerating), prayer for a good attitude, prayer for deep and restorative sleep, and prayer for me to be better at self-care.
I brought some savings specifically for massage, and I need to put it to good use.

Thanks for your continued love and support!!!

Centro Energetico Integral - Tel. 5514 1775 I did a workshop with Sergio MagaƱa and was extremely impressed with him, enough so that I will spend 10 days on a tour that he will lead. I generally don't like big group trips but I think that what I will get out of it will be worth it. He doesn't do treatments anymore but you can find someone there who does. Profound, powerful work! - Jeya

Going to bed at 8pm. In too much pain and too exhausted from not sleeping last night to function at all.

The two masseuses were not working this afternoon! Ak! I don't leave the house much. Five blocks to the masseuse was actually an effort. I hate traveling in the city.. I've been sluggish lately because of the pain. Sigh. I did make it to the store today, and am set for cooking tomorrow! That was my big accomplishment :)

A Zumba class costs 10 pesos in my neighborhood. 2 people for 15 pesos.
10 pesos = $0.75. :) Now, if I could only understand the haphazard directions to class...

November 20
Yesterday (Saturday) I worked hard while the others played in the sun.
Today I woke up, harvested fresh oranges, made orange juice, and enjoyed the house in Cuernavaca.

Someone mentioned Thanksgiving; I was shocked that it is this coming Thursday. I usually don't associate bikinis with Thanksgiving. (Ha, Salem, enjoy your weather.)

Thank God for Sunday, for sunshine, for friends, and for three day weekends (Monday is a holiday).

November 16

I just realized I've spent the last 10 days at home without realizing we don't have a microwave. What made me notice? I just made hot cocoa on the stove :)
-My mind officially switched to my "Latin Lifestyle" budget - I didn't drink a $0.45 soda with my hamburger because I thought it was an unnecessary expenditure, and too expensive. I should have bought the damn Sprite.
-I did purchase a $0.28 large warm sweet pastry today. It was so yummy I offered to buy for the entire team (about 10). Three took me up on the offer. And after delivery one asked me how much he owed me... Well, I'm not about to request payback for a gift, and of $0.28, no more!
-Food is actually fairly expensive here - I was quite surprised! Right now we all (8) pay for a lady to cook lunch on weekdays and leave food at the house. We even have peanut butter.
-Carrie made REAL double chocolate chip cookies with nuts and Hershey chocolate chips. Mmmmmm. But not even in the same class of goodness as my Momma's!

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