I feel detached from our world in the U.S.
We lived where we could pick up the phone and call anyone, anytime, anywhere without giving it a second thought.
To call my family I need a calling card. It should be a staple on my grocery list but I forget and once I'm back from the store I'm not likely to go back.
Shopping...ha! That's laughable. What I need now is not going to happen so I must adjust my radar so I know what we'll need in the next ten days that way I have time to order online.
I have internet but it's slow, unpredictable, and sometimes non-existent.
Dust has to become my friend or it will drive me crazy to be in it's company on a daily basis. Once a week dusting, that's it, no more!
OK enough of the whining.... where the real wine!!
Here in the land of constant sunshine, iguanas, banana rats, mosquitoes and no-see-ums life is not as terrible as I make it sound in my whining, although, I admit I do miss all the luxuries of living in a "developed" country.
But here I have instant friends-- just add wine.
Let me share what I mean.
Last week I asked around for a book called Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. It's my new attempt to get more veggies into our meals. Anyway, within minutes I had several e-mails of people I know and some I haven't met offering to lend me the book and the best yet, one from someone who happen to be in the states on vacation offering to purchase the book for me. A week later and she's back in Cuba with my book.
Try doing that in a place you've only lived in for less then 90 days.
The beaches are always welcoming, almost always warm, and always beautiful.
There are so many social activities I can hardly keep up, never a dull moment.
So while I may not have my Khols, JC Penny's, Farm Fresh and Costco; here I have friends, a safe environment for the kids, and a lot of fishing (if you're into that stuff).
Soon we'll have our boating license and that is one activity I think we'll enjoy quite a bit. Can't wait!!
Pictures coming soon, until then, take care!!