Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Starting to settle in

With the help of my new neighbors, I have started to settle in to life here in Manzanillo. Last night, one of my friends and I went to check out a yoga class. It was a "Hatha" yoga class and included primarily local women, one boy, a few men and Debbie and I. Oh, and there were a few dogs that supervised. We did the yoga class under the palapa outside in the open air. It was 7pm at night so it had cooled off somewhat. Given our limited Spanish, we certainly learned many new words last night. The class had some similar poses from the Hatha Yoga I used to practice back in Canada but many of them were new to me. We decided to give it a try for a month and see how it goes. It is 3 classes per week and costs $25.00 Cdn equivalent per month.

Today, I sat in on a Spanish class with a few of my friends at the local Posada Cafe. This is an amazing new cafe fairly close to our neighborhood where the two women owners (Pillar and Danny) serve up some fabulous food, nice cool drinks and the best service I have ever experienced. You only have to meet these young ladies once and they will never forget your name and will always greet you with a friendly smile and hugs. Their torta especial is absolutely amazing (basically a grilled bun-wich with chicken, cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, herbs, lettuce, etc on a fabulous bun). Their frappe's are pretty fab too (kind of alike a frappuccino). And the bonus is the cheap prices!

After class, Debbie and I did some shopping and then took our dogs to the beach for a run. We also took along a new street dog that had somewhat adopted Debbie. The dog must have heard that she is a huge dog lover and has the biggest heart in the world (and feeds every dog in need - bless her heart). We think this little cutie is still a pup....she is very rambunctious. Well, after our beach play, the dog has taken up residence outside my apartment. So I fed her some supper, and she is now fast asleep on the mat outside the door to my apartment. Oh dear......it looks like I have been adopted by a street dog! I know what you are saying - I am the biggest softie.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Sounds like you are settling in great.
If you feed them they will come. lol, what are you going to name it?

New Beginnings said...

I have already named her Jade. I know, but what could I do??????????

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Steve Cotton said...

Is Jackson accepting the new addition?

New Beginnings said...

Brenda - to be honest, I have already named her Jade. She is a cute female and I have always wanted a female dog named Jade. Yeah, I know, I have fed her and what can I do now????? Complete sucker. She must have sensed that like Debbie, I have a bleeding heart when it comes to canines. I have already told my neighbors that I must find an affordable place that is much much larger to to accomadate the dogs!@!!

Steve - as for Jackson, on the beach, he completely ignored him which was not surprising given that I had a ball there and was playing fetch with him. When there is a ball in play, forget about it....nothing else matters. He is completely and utterly ball obsessive.

Ok, but then, I must admit, after her heart wrenching cries outside my door, I let her in for a while. Jackson initially ignored her...but then after a short time, they started playing and horsing around like they had always been mates. In fact, at the time, I was talking on Skype with family, and they were playing so rambunctiously (is that even a word?), that they ripped my headset cord right out of the computer, mid conversation!!! Oh shit.........I should start looking for a new place.

BoBo and Miko said...

Just like to say we are very jealous.....we thought we are Jackson's only girlfriends....

New Beginnings said...

Don't worry bobo and miko - you know you are Jackson's favorites!!!

Kirov Ambrock said...

WHATTTT????? I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY GIRL FOR JACKSON!! My heart.. she is now broken.....