Farewell Winter..

The wind is blowing. 

The sun is shining bright.

Days are much warmer. 

The zancudos (mosquitos) are buzzing.

I have been cleaning like a madwoman.

And all six of us are having troubles with our allergies and/or asthma.

What does this all mean?

One thing....Spring is just around the corner!  And I couldn't be happier.

There was a time when I preferred the cold winter weather, but that was before I had kids and before I moved to Mexico.  Winter's in Southern California aren't that cold.  A little wet, but that's about it.

But Winter's in Mexico are a different kind of cold.  So cold, that you can feel it in each and every one of your bones.

Most houses in Mexico don't have heating.  We depend on blankets, jackets and lots of hot tea or coffee to keep us warm. 

After this Winter, my ninth in Mexico, I have vowed never to complain about the heat and humidity again!  (Atleast for now!)




  1. Sounds lovely in Mexico...very quaint and old world comes to mind...I too can almost see, touch and feel Spring coming! love the post!

  2. nice post leslie. what a lovely picture. spring has definitely arrived in our neck of the woods, about a month early. on sunday i walked around our neighborhood and took some pictures of the cherry trees-they are magnificent. i will send them to you when my hubbie gets them down to the right size. right now they are huge so i decided not to send them out that way.

    have a great day!

    teresa la cubana de lake stevens


  3. According to my homeboys we still have some "winter" weather here in Veracruz. Driving in from Puerto yesterday we arrived in Xico to some pretty ugly weather.

    Next year maybe two months in Puerto ;-)

    And yes my allergies were moved by the wind - ugh!

  4. SHANNON: Mexico is lovely. Very laid back and relaxed.

    TERESA: I'd love to see those pictures. You can find my e-mail address on my profile.

    CALYPSO: I saw what the ugly weather has done to Xico, on the news this morning. I thought of you immediately. I hope that all is well at your place. And that this is the end of the ugly weather.

    2 months in Puerto sounds like a great idea! :)

  5. Spring can't come fast enough. It just snowed again today (in Virginia). Only like 1/2 inch though this time. Hopefully this is the last one?

  6. I think I am learning the routine -- summer in the mountains, winter on the coast. Nice living if I can find it.

  7. I'm jealous! We still have snow on the ground :(
    stopping by from SITS

  8. I learned a new word! "zancudos"

    In Cancun, they call them "moscos".

    Enjoy the weather!

  9. We are still miserable cold. This weekend is suppose to be 50 and we are EXCITED that it wont be 20!

  10. I never thought I'd say it either but I'm almost looking forward to the heat! I just want to THAW out and be able to dress my baby like a normal person instead of layers and layers of clohes that piss her off! It feels so good to not be freezing anymore! YAY ! :)

  11. Hi, just popped over from SITS, I have just read your post about being an only child and wanting lots of kids. May I say snap!
    I am also an only child and growing up I was often caught saying that I wanted 10 children!!! And I wanted to be an auntie of many! Well I have 3 children, I would have liked more but started to late for that!! and I have only 1 nephew sadly! I enjoy being a mum though. Your kids are gorgeous by the way. Have a fantastic week! Pop over if you have time. xxx

  12. I always look forward to the heat cause I'm always cold. Farewell winter...love it. Thank goodness I live in the desert.

  13. Hey Leslie, love what you've done with your blog. looks very nice! Yes winters in mexico are so cold. we went a few times so my kids could get a true Christmas experience and see that its not all about the gifts or Santa. We like going to the beach areas now..PV, cozumel, etc. Have a good week.

  14. Hi, Leslie. I'm just stopping by to thank you for your blog love to me on my SITS day last Friday.

    You are a BEAUTIFUL woman, my goodness but your eyes are to die for and you have an equally lovely family.

    Enjoy life in Mexico -- looks like you are fully embracing it.

    Peace and serenity,
    'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'

    *This week is 'MS Awareness Week' -- feel free to come by to see how you can help and how MS affects people worldwide. ::HUGS::

  15. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great day! :)

  16. That is why I love winter in San Diego. It comes, it is nice, and then it goes bye bye!