Time is moving right along, as it does. Our weather has been quite nice, allowing us to do some outside clean up in relative comfort. I say “us”, but really it has been Dennis who has cut up the fallen tree and moved the wood into the woods to rot, drained the garden hoses and put them away, etc. I managed to bring a little pottery birdbath inside to clean up and put away. My big accomplishment has been to sort all my clothes into 4 categories: clothes that I need for work until December 12 and that I will need again in March when I return to
clothes that go to
with me for immediate use, clothes that will be shipped later, and clothes that
will go to Salvation Army. Belize
I have also been working on selling some of our furniture. It just doesn’t make sense to take it all to
with us. We will have a much simpler lifestyle there
that won’t require as much “stuff” as we have here. What a relief that will be. Belize
We will celebrate our last Thanksgiving in the
this coming week. Part of the day will
likely be spent at the storage unit where we have the boxes stored that we will
ship to U.S.
early next year. We need to squeeze a
few more things in order to make room at our house for the house sitters. And we also need to pull out the things that
we will ship down right away. We are
hoping that the shipping company that is handling the car will let us pack the
car full of boxes. But back to
Thanksgiving – we will have a non-traditional dinner of scallops and fish with
cranberry/orange sauce, Brussels sprouts, salad, and cheese blintzes with
ginger syrup for dessert. A nice
sparkling almond-flavored wine will accompany the dessert. Belize
So what is worth all this effort, anxiety, and turmoil? Is it the fresh fruit we can grow?
|Fresh guava from our own tree. It makes an incredibly refreshing drink when macerated and mixed with fresh, sweetened lime juice (also from own tree).
Is it the wildlife (including fabulous insects) that also make their home in
|Lovely red dragonfly. I haven't keyed it out yet; that is part of the satisfaction I am looking forward to.
Is it the back-to basics cabana and associated lifestyle?
|This what our cabana looked like in 2008. Since then Richard enclosed the part below with a cane screen to hide the black water vats and poured the concrete slabs. The coconut trees are now taller than the cabana.
Is it the tranquility?
|This is my favorite sight in all the world - coming home to our beachfront cabana where life is sweet and simple.
Is it the snorkeling off our front veranda?
Or is it sharing all this with all the other oddballs who found their true home in
|Dennis with Sam, Martha, Chris, and Sue. We know why we are here in Belize.
It is all of those things and more. Come visit
and see for yourself. Belize