Monday, May 19, 2014



It’s May again and spring is in the air. Its time to plant an organic garden, may it be large or small. I find it to be very healing in more ways then one. In a small area in front of my place I have planted tomatoes, acorn squash and peppers. The seeds I have came from the vegetables that I get from the Tuesday organic market. In the house I started growing celery from another celery stalk and pea’s as well as peppers. These are perfect for the spring and summer season’s. Here in Mexico the weather is changing and it will soon be the rainy season. It is very strange because it only rains at night, go figure. This is a change for in Florida it rained day and night.

I have to tell you this little story of never giving up. I have this plant that was planted in front of my place that seemed ruined by the large ants here in Mexico. Well the owner of the complex was going to uproot it and throw it away. You know me, I told him all it needs is water and give it a chance. Look its sprouting leaves and looks like its going to be full again. It’s almost like my life these past several years with cancer. So never give up hope, anything is possible.

Mexico is full of fun and activities in May.
May 1 ~ Labor Day Día del Trabajo Commemorates the Mexican workers' union movements.

May 5 ~ Fifth of May Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army, led by Gral. Ignacio Zaragoza against French forces in the city of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

Also widely celebrated in the United States. US "celebration" of this Mexican historical event is largely a result of promotions in the US by liquor, beer, and bars/taverns/clubs/restaurants since the 1980s. For many years Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the US promoted Cinco de Mayo as Mexican Independence Day which is actually September 16. Although Mexican citizens feel very proud of the meaning of Cinco de Mayo, it is not a national holiday in Mexico, but it is an official holiday in the State of Puebla where the mentioned battle took place.

May 8 ~ Miguel Hidalgo's birthday Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo Commemorates the birth in 1753 of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the initiator of the Mexican Independence War.

May 10 ~ Mother's Day Día de las Madres Honors all the mothers throughout the country. It is not a state holiday.

May 15 ~ Teacher's Day Día del Maestro Honors all the teachers throughout the country. It is not a state holiday.

May 23 ~ Students' Day Día del estudiante Honors all the students throughout the country. It is not a state holiday.


Like Barbara Walters said everyday, enjoy the view.



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