Odds and Ends

Summertime and the living is easy. Easy-ish. I like the longer days and the heat (yeah, call me crazy) and seeing friends in Canada and the US wearing shorts and having BBQs in their Facebook albums. School for Max finished on Friday, now it's strictly play time for him. I was tempted to teach him the "No more teachers, no more books" rhyme, but after the "Punch buggy" debacle (broken record chatter from the back seat!), I'll just keep it to myself. While we've been having some behaviour issues with Max, he ACED his final exams, receiving "excelente" in Spanish, Math, French and English (well, "excelente plus" in English). His grade in culture was only "bien" as he decided that Christopher Robin discovered America along with Pooh and Tigger. Smart kid, too smart, he knows what he can get away with and he pushes all our buttons. He's lucky he's cute. He started in gymnastics about a month ago and is rocking the gym, learning some discipline and burning off some energy. I'm thrilled with the gymnastics thing, great facility, great coaches, makes me wish I were young and lithe again, sigh....

Last weekend the weather was lousy as Hurricane Alex passed over the peninsula, the rain has been spoiling all my lovely plans. I really hope to get away this weekend, we need some cenotes and snorkeling action, summer is my favourite time to slip down to the Riviera Maya. The word "Holbox" has been tossed around the house a lot, maybe it's time for a trip to my lovely island paradise to catch up with the whale sharks. Our last trip out was the weekend in Tulum which was fantastic, I wouldn't mind a repeat of that adventure. I'm also itching to check out Xplor, but it's really a "grown ups" place, Max is too young, finding someone to babysit Max while we zip line and drive amphibious vehicles is going to be a toughy.

Mostly we've just been working, going to school, staying cool and trying not to think about military school options for my little monster. Last week I had some freelance work that got me excited, I was working for "Us Magazine" investigating the celebrities that were in Cancun for a promotional tour. Hit a bunch of road blocks, security was insane so didn't get much, but the ride was fun while it lasted. I'll take a bit more freelance work like that please! It got me thinking about all the interesting jobs I've had in my life, I think there is a post brewing in the ole brain about that, stay tuned!

So, hanging in, hanging out, laying low and keeping on keeping on. Such is life in Cancun. Happy belated Canada Day, Independence Day and Gay Pride Day everyone, hope all is good wherever you may be!

P.S., This is the last week for votes in the Riviera Maya photo contest, PLEASE, give me a click and spread the word to your friends! Thanks thanks thanks!


On Mexican Time said…
Ohhh....how cool is that?? Did you get a glimpse of Angelina with her little ones? LOL!!!

Rain, rain go away!!!
Ashlie said…
You must be a very proud Mama of your little boy. Here's to hoping that the weather gets better soon. Our day awhile back at Hidden Worlds was during all that rain but I must confess that it made it even more enjoyable and wild!
Steve Cotton said…
You said the magic words. Zip line.
KfromMichigan said…
I've missed you Amiga! Missing the daily blogs! Glad you are doing good and Max finished school on the plus side.
Anonymous said…
Hi! New reader from Mexico City. I find it very intresting to read your point of view about life in Mexico.
LOL re Christopher Robin. He's so cute.

I do love jobs that don't feel like jobs at all. I'm getting that myself every day. Getting paid for writing content for a website! Hurrah!
And wow! Congratulations on your placing in the photo competition!

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