Saturday, November 20, 2010

Back from Mexico!

I'm back and unpacked and getting settled back in. Great vacation in Mexico, we ended up in Playa del Carmen, beautiful spot! There was a tragedy when we were there, in a hotel nearby, the floor exploded, thought to be from an accumulation of methane gas under the lobby floor, killing 7 people (5 Canadians) and leaving 18 injured (8 Canadians). We didnt receive much information about it from there, they were keeping everything very under wraps, we only heard a bit from other Canadians who heard about it. So it didnt affect our vacation so much except that the internet became very slow after that, as people would have been trying to contact family-friends and when we were leaving we flew back with several couples who had been staying at the hotel and heard more about it. That was a real tragedy. But aside from this, and of which we didnt know much of what happened until leaving, we had a great time. My deepest condolences and sympathy to those who were involved in this!

On my birthday we climbed pyramids and swam in an incredible cenote.. I still have to go through pics to put up, and that day we didnt have my camera, but a friend we made there took pics. I got to speak lots of Spanish, walk on the beach lots - feeling very grounded!! and they made a delicious array of juices and drinks in the mornings.. my favorite was made with nopal cactus, orange juice and celery juice. I am tempting to start making it... nopal is soooo good for you - but I had been working with it a few months ago and got some splinters in my hand that took months to come out, and were quite painful and annoying. Decisions, decisions..    but thankfully due to speaking spanish and tipping the juice person (Always tip the juice-smoothie person!! so they dont mind you drinking Lots! ; ) I learned some new techniques for working with these dangerous cactus leaves.

Above is a beach we walked a lot.
Below is a cenote, underground swimming hole, of which this area of Mexico is filled with.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Grounding, Spanish ..and I'm going away soon, but not as long this time!

I have had a number of people asking about the blog this week. I dont know why all of a sudden.. but maybe its a sign. So, I thought I would check in & say hi.. and maybe I'm going to be getting back into blogging again soon. Cause I really enjoy this part of my life.. writing and sharing the things that I find enriching - healthy, colourful, soulful. 

I have been on a big Spanish journey,& thats what I have been doing a lot of in my spare time, when I wasnt blogging - I was reading, listening, watching everything in spanish.. outside of recipe books and research for work.. which also has been filling up most of my time. Working on such wonderful raw food creations and experimenting. I am so in heaven with my job!!  ..and maybe one day I will have a Comida Cruda blog en espanol ; ) y quizas eso va a pasar un dia cuando sé mas ..pero por ahora, estoy feliz - sé lo suficiente para leer novelas y ver peliculas y programas sin subtituladas y aqui es donde yo queria estar. Lo Hice! : ) 

...oops, from the Spanish - a Raw Food blog in Spanish ; ) & maybe that will happen one day when I know more ..but for now, I am happy - I know enough to read novels and watch movies and shows without subtitles & this is where I wanted to be. I did it! : ) 

Above - about a month ago I bought a Grounding Kit. My Mom bought one for herself before me and had incredible results!! I was so impressed, I wanted it too, of course ; ) and bought the mattress sheet and the pad (for when I am on my computer.  I had a pretty good feeling it was working because my cat would sleep in a different spot than he usually did.. to where the grounding sheet was underneath the blanket. Thats a pretty good sign for me, animals are more intuitive and know these things. We'll talk more about grounding later!

Oh, and I want to mention quickly before I head out again, I am off to Mexico for a week.. leaving early Thursday morning - 3 more sleeps.. that is if I sleep Wed eve, because I have to get up at 2 or 3am! very early flight. 2 days!!  so excited!!  Hey, it's nice to be back! I've kinda missed this place.. it feels right. Hasta pronto!! Ciao!