Thursday, October 30, 2008

So Far This Week

So far this week we have had unseasonably cold weather. Usually at this time of year I'm wear a short sleeve T-shirt and getting sunburned if I forget to put on sunscreen. But it has been windy and quite chilly. We helped with a party in the country that was suppose to be under tents. Forget about it, it was too cold and windy to sit out there and besides the posole would have been cold by the time they put their spoon in for the second bite. We managed to get all the guests inside the house where the fireplaces were lit and it was cozy. Yesterday was a little warmer but we were wearing jackets when we went out last night.

The peso has weakened against the dollar. I don't understand it when all you hear is the gloom and doom of the financial markets in the USA on the TV. But I guess that it is just more proof that the financial situation is global. In a way, this is good for us as we are getting 12.5 to 13.1 pesos for each of our dollars so long as we buy in the Mexican markets. We haven't been shopping at Costco or Walmart or buying anything imported, so I'll have to see how that is going to affect us.
This weekend is the Day of the Dead celebration and the preparations have begun in San Miguel. Marigolds have been planted in the plazas and in our "traffic" pots. "Traffic pots" are much more attractive than barricades. In a few days this street and all the other streets around the Jardin will be decorated with flags and sawdust street altars.

I love Day of the Dead here in San Miguel which is a very quiet celebration in many ways but it is so beautiful. However this year, we are headed to Patzcuaro to the Artesanias Mercado and also we'll get out in the village cemeteries to see the beautiful flowers and altars.

So far this week has been great but there is still a lot to look forward to. I'll blog if our internet connection works.


glorv1 said...

I love that picture of the mums. Well hopefully things will start looking up soon. I suppose things could be worse for all of us. It's good to be alive. It's raining over here right now and just now there was thunder and lightning. How cool is that. Take care and be well.

Deb Hall ~ Zocalo Folk Art said...

Billie, you will understand when I say that you and Ned are our angels. We cannot control the weather, but we can choose our dearest friends. Hasta manana...

Calypso said...

We have had sooooo much rain in Veracruz I am wondering if I was supposed to be making an ark?

I understand there was some kind of a six trillion peso influx that is supposed to stabilize the peso - short term we dollar exchangers are getting a 30% break - but then if we have investments in the U.S. we are losing 30% - I don't understand any of it???

Stay warm amiga!