I’ve been enjoying sweet moments like this as I get my 8000 steps in each day.

Morning walk watching the surfers waiting for waves… there were lots out today.

I started a new diet focusing on plants for protein and although this is exciting it is definitely outside my comfort zone. And day two, I came down with a bug. Hopefully I will be better tomorrow; need to exercise. 🏊‍♂️

My friend was on vacation at a beautiful casa overlooking the bay of Manzanillo. So glad she contacted me to come visit as I live just an hour away. It was a sweet reunion.

Chess club Tuesday. Note that the clean livers are at the table to the right. 😂

I’m preparing to do The Living Proof Challenge 2024. The tests I need to take are ones I am interested in checking out anyway. I’m most curious about my bone density. theproof.com/livingpro…

The water is sure to be cold and I will do my daily swim. There is never a question of “do I feel like it?” This is how my commitment to swimming works. 🏊‍♂️

The highlight of my day was learning about Napoleon from my well schooled friend. History was never a strong subject for me so when I acknowledged that I didn’t know much about Napoleon she filled me in. So, I’m basically happy to learn something new and take advantage of my educated friend. Of course this was in the middle of our Spanish studies; you know how ithat can go.

Long ago I did a course that included a fast paced run, full tilt boogie. At the finish line the theme song to Rocky played. I loved that. My theme for 2024 will be completion, fulfillment and doing what I say I will do.

Yesterday I made an abrupt movement near my screen door and a bird in the hedge took flight; spooked. This morning I found what was left behind.

Lucy’s Paradise on a quiet night.

Tenacatita

There’s an outdoor music venue next door to my apartment. I’m listening to a brass band and playing chess online. Life is good😎

Maybe I should start a list and add ‘make a profile photo for micro.blog’.

All of my files are a mess. I used to be very organized and then I turned on iCloud Drive. It shouldn’t be confusing but it became that way. I need to clean things up a bit. 😬

The lagoon side of my town.

Dutch pancakes for breakfast are always a hit.

Chili omelette was good. My friends had never heard of this before.

This is the corner close to my home. It is a hub in our little town offering tacos, local pharmacy needs and a doctor, as well as being the main bus stop here. Always something going on and friends to say hi … or adiós.

I decided to learn a little bit about Kwanzaa and discovered that my new calendar book starts on December 26. How perfect. In the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone. 😎

You have to give credit to anyone who would wear this holiday hat. He says that it was a gift and he will wear it until Christmas.

This little one wandered by Luis’s tienda this evening.

The salsas are always yummy. I don’t shy away from hot.

When I want chicken tacos I hit up Miriam’s.com.

The Christmas tree is up in the jardin.