January 15, 2008

Establishing some routines for life in La Manzanilla

LA MANZANILLA, Jalisco, Mexico - With just the two of us at Casa Lupita now, we are establishing routines as we go from vacation mode to retirement mode.

Make that sort-of retirement mode.

The Admiral has started doing some consulting work for Santana Realty (office organization, preparing informational materials, etc...). I'm still banging on the keyboard with one writing contract. I'm avoiding finishing it right now by doing this blog.

The routines mostly revolve around getting in two walks per day - one first thing before it gets hot. That one so far has meant some aerobics climbing the hills. In the evening, when the Admiral finishes up her work, we take a stroll on the beach to make sure the sun goes down properly.

Both walks are good for the health and good reminders of what a beautiful place we picked to live this winter.

My other routines include sweeping the house (a must), raking the yard (almost a must) and reorganizing the stuff we brought down that has gone from disorganized to chaotic (a cultural imperative).

I'm avoiding that right now, too.

Here's a short video of the Admiral on her morning commute from Casa Lupita to Santana Real Estate.

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