Monday, December 20, 2010

So much for 'Normal'

I suddenly realized we have a new 'normal'. Miguel's property management business is keeping us hopping. Not to mention the full occupancy at the apartments and here at the B&B.

It is becoming apparent that the second "B" in 'B&B' is a bit too much for Miguel, as it is in the prime time of the morning for him. So we need to decide what to do about that...time will tell, I imagine. My new dream is to have a smaller home with a huge lot that has a high fence so all the animals can be outdoors with lots of room to play and run. Loco has tons of energy but there just isn't anywhere he can go to run it off, although he tries. In the late evenings we can get him to play in the road as there isn't any traffic, and sometimes he comes inside and runs from the living room to the kitchen and back...slip-sliding because of the tiles and his one funny leg. When he runs one of his front legs swings sideways before it moves forward, like it's longer than all the rest or something. It's a funny thing to watch. I can imagine he would just love a big yard of grass.

Funny how dreams change based on priorities. But that's part of the fun of life - none of the decisions we make have to be 'forever'. Don't be afraid to let go of something that no longer meets your needs - because there will always be other options and it's fun to think about them all and then decide what you want to try next. Luckily, the furry family will be happy with whatever is decided - as long as they have their food, water, and fuzzy blankets and warm humans, they're happy. Hmmm...maybe we should all just make it that simple!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Life returning to "normal"

Sunday I will be back 'home' on Isla. It's been a tough couple of months for Miguel holding down the fort while I was absent dealing with the death of my father, the birth of my grandson, and packing up and moving out of my condo in Canada. High season kicks in next week, so we'll be running for the next few months. Will see some old guests and lots of new ones. Hoping for great weather, good food, and lots of relaxation for all. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Kyle seems to understand how I feel about all this packing and sorting and hauling of boxes. Three more days and my time is up. Hoping I make it!