Dec 13, 2019

Que pasa

So happy to see the humidity down yesterday.  Right now tonight  as I type it is 76% but not too bad.  The clock is out by 3 hours, it was about 1PM.

I am working on finding a chiropractor and a physio therapist.  I can’t continue on with this constant pain.  Meanwhile yesterday I felt the need to walk so we went for a wee walk.  I made it as far as Carmelita’s and then back.  Lots of icing after that.  I was hoping that by walking I might walk out the cause of the pain. Maybe tomorrow.

So I sat and rested and iced ( and read a book on my iPad ) while Colin went into Mazatlan to the mercado to get some needed groceries and maybe a few Christmas gifts for me 😉 I really wanted to go but I did not have the energy.  Hopefully next week.  Colin stopped at one booth, a non food booth but not a trinket/tourist souvenir booth.  He asked the lady how long she had been there.  She stopped and thought and said over one hundred years.  Her family has had that spot all that time and it has been worked by family members.  The mercado opened back in 1900. Next time I go with Colin, I will be sure to take a photo of that booth.

When we started to travel in the RV, I went through our Christmas decorations and packed some mementoes to travel with us.  I gave this to Colin many years ago, a mouse sitting on a roll of film taking a photo.  Apropos 🙂

This lovely piece of blown glass belonged to my grandmother.  Over the past few years the teapot has lost its spout. We have several bins under our house back in Canada holding Christmas decorations, hopefully I still have some very special old pieces in there. We downsized from a 5000 sq ft home to 3600 sq ft and now live in 920 sq feet and even less when we are in the RV. I kept all the decorations from our huge home where I had four decorated theme Christmas trees.  I love Christmas and all the lights, decorations and especially the music.  Can you tell?

Many of my ornaments have special connections.  The ‘cat in a mitten’ on the right was one of the craft projects I came up with when I ran a Christmas decoration booth at a craft fair at least twenty years ago. That was fun but a ton of work.  The sequinned/beaded candle on the left came from Paris.  I was there on a trip I won from Air Canada ( where I worked ) before I married Colin ( over 32 years ago ).  I came home with four very special Christmas decorations.  I could not afford much more than those and I treasure them to this day.  The sleigh was a gift from a dear friend.

Looking very festive inside tonight.


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16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Que pasa”

  1. George Yates says:

    Hope you get your back tuned up and are soon feeling better. Back pain is no fun been there done that many tines over the last 40 years.

  2. Contessa being in so much pain must be awful. Can you arrange to have a scan maybe to see what is wrong? Your Christmas decorations are lovely and will contribute to a christmassy atmosphere. Hope you are feeling better at Christmas. All the best.

    • contessa says:

      I really don’t know why I kept thinking that it would go away on its own. It always has in the past. I have moved foreword with some treatment. Glad that you are enjoying our decorations.

  3. Deb says:

    Slow and sure is always best with injuries. I’m confident that you will eventually get back to walking and dancing. Perhaps a brace would be of some help, give some support to the area.
    Looking very festive at your place. Love the ornaments.

    • contessa says:

      Thanks Deb. I am working on moving forward. More on that in the next post. Don’t know if it is the sander but it is a start.

  4. livingrichonthecheap says:

    I love the teapot ornament. Christmas is always what you make of it and I love it too. I really hope you get some relief from your pain. Perhaps a cortizone shot once you see the Dr? I do think you should see a Dr though 🙂

  5. Linda and Russell says:

    I sent you an email about an alternative medicine doctor…hoping he can help your pain. We don’t want your dancing shoes to get rusty.
    Feel better soon!

  6. Maxx Trails says:

    It’s nice that you have some very special decorations with you. I have a few but none of our special ornaments. I sure hope you are able to find someone to help you with the pain!

    • contessa says:

      When we started RVing, it was difficult to leave my ‘Christmas’ behind. So I decided to take some select ornaments with us. It is always fun to open the few small boxes each year and to put them up.

  7. Dolores says:

    Every decoration very pretty.. I love to have ones w/ special meaning
    That is so neat those people have run that booth for so long!!!

  8. Cindy says:

    Love the stories with the decorations! Thanks for sharing!

    Sorry to hear about your pain….I know how you feel…but at least your somewhere warm! ??

    • contessa says:

      My pain is likely no worse than what you are dealing with. What a pair we are! I could tell you many more decoration stories but another time.

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