I got up and saw there were five boats out on the Chacala, and I tried to take some photos. But the power lines across the road from this house kind of cut thru everything. It’s still a lovely view to wake up to. I lean against the short cement wall that serves as a railing for the teraza and just stand there, lost in reverie and loving the moment.
Then I got down to business, tidying up. I try to alternate days where I do some housework, laundry, gardening, and general organizing, getting the trash to the trash truck, filling my buckets when the water comes on, and so on, with days where I have specific things I want to do.
I have kind of settled into a routine of doing my online internet stuff that day. I like the rhythm of “work days” with days of no expectations. Sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. I usually garden and write and draw and visit with whatever or whoever comes along. Or do beads or just make things.
My four Desert Roses are all blossoming like crazy. I just love these plants.
Last month, before I moved to this place, I gave away all but one of my Bird of Paradise plants , and it was a scrawny little thing, too crummy to give away. But it’s starting to look good. I just pruned four blossom with large black seeds, which I am going to plant in the same pot.
Aurora as a bunch, maybe a hundred, baby Aloe plants growing around her trees. I brought some over here, and just planted them. They’ll probably do fine. I just cleared a llittle spot along the stairway up to the house, and I want to plant something there. But I think my landlady would like to pick out which plant she’s like there.
I am getting a ride to La Penita on Thursday. It’s the nearby town with a big street market, tianguis on Thursday. Some really nice gringos from Santa Fe are getting a driver, and they invited me along. I am coming back on my own though, because I want to go to one of the nurseries and see what they’ve got right now.