I’d set out on this blog thing intending to write every day. I failed yesterday. This so reminds me of the many lents in my life. You know the scenerio…starting out on Ash Wednesday with this power of a resolve to sacrifice whatever it is you are addicted to. That, of course, was doomed to fail. I look back now and think that if I had chosen to give up something that was not an addiction for me I surely would have been more successful. I am not suggesting giving up something that you actually dislike. For me that might have been brussel sprouts or TV wrestling. That would be rediculous. What I should have given up was something I like but am not addicted to. Peanuts, for example. Or jelly on my toast. I would have zoomed through lent on a cloud of righteousness. On the other hand, if I’d been successful, I’d probably be pretty difficult to live with today. Success in spiritual matters can do that to a person.
I actually think my failures are the most attractive part of me. I have friends who would definitely agree with that. I feel the same about them. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
A long story but one that must be told. I was once told, “You are only as sick as your secrets.”
I actually like going to caucuses. It is the only time of year I see my neighbors, some of them anyway. This year I was especially excited to go because I have this blog and I thought I could get political, like my friend Mary. Continue reading Caucus Night
One last tale about Costa Rica, or rather, the ride home.
I have an issue with my feet, As the podiatrist told me, I have an extra bone embedded in the tendon of my foot arch. A terrible place to have one and every so often, I irritate it and get what you might call pain. When I have pain, I go to icing, drugs and wearing one of those big black boots and maybe even using a cane. Continue reading Home Again
San Jose Airport:
I am sitting across from a couple from Holland who, like ourselves, just finished a tour of Costa Rica. I inquired why they chose to come such a distance. They said that it was the natural wonders of Costa Rica. “We could go to Africa, but we feel it is safer here.” Continue reading Costa Rica – Day 12
Our last full day here. No plans for the day but to hang out at the hotel. We spent quite a bit of money yesterday going to Upeace. There isn’t much we want to see. We are definitely done shopping.
Here are some notes from Upeace, The United Nations University for Peace, Colon, Costa Rica. Continue reading Costa Rica – Day 11
Last night while Bernie and I ate dinner, we noted another party gathering around the pool area. So far we have witnesses a wedding reception and a baby shower. This party had the most amazing table decorations, large colorful masks of happy faces. The chairs were covered with sheets and gold ribbon. The teen girls in attendance all wore blue dresses and the boys blue ties. Continue reading Costa Rica – Day 10
We have relocated to the Casa Conde Apartotel & Suites in San Jose. It is a lovely place with small apartments, kitchenette etc. Not very useful when you can’t really get to a grocery store to do shopping. But the food in the restaurant is fantastic and there are celebrations going on in the pool area that make fun gawking while sitting at a table in the restaurant. Continue reading Costa Rica – Day 9