Is the glass half full or half empty?

Well - either way- today it is just half.  This morning while emptying some things from the car-- (yes it is here- more on that in a moment...) I felt something go into my eye.  It felt very large and very painful.  I went into my house to see if I could flush it out.  After several minutes of it still feeling very painful I decided to walk over to my good friend Gina's house.  She is the grandmother to some friends of my kids and she always has wonderful homeopathic solutions to common problems - especially ones that seem specific to this area. 

She had some drops that she wanted to out in my eye but warned me that it would sting.  She was not lying.  Sting it did - a lot. Not to the point of absolutely unbearable but not fun.  The drops are made of salvula (also knows as fresh aloe gel)  along with some other herbs.  She gave me the bottle to put a few more drops in my eyes 3 times a day for 3 days.  I am also to keep  it closed.  Well that is much easier said then done.

I have 2 band aids on my eye holding it shut so it can rest.  And I have crashed my hip into more then one counter today.  So although I look like a ghetto pirate - my eye will feel better soon I am sure.

In other news.  Ruben got here yesterday around 6 in the evening.  He was originally going to call me from a few hours away to give me an idea when he would be home.  He was not able to and did not want to go through the towns to find a phone- he just wanted to get home.  It was a wonderful surprise to see him.  He looked as handsome as ever.

After a quick shower it was time to empty at least the inside of the car.  It looks like my storage unit threw up in my house.  But I am so excited to have my art work and many just random items. We had a nice dinner and laid in the front yard to look at the stars.  The kids are so glad that Ruben is home. 

Most of our stuff is packed into boxes so I could not bring too many of them.  My art was #1 for us and beach toys.  We have these 2 skim boards from when I was a kid and so I got those and a boogie board and some kites.  After those things it was time to fill it up with whatever randomness was around and would fit. 

I did grab some of Lena's furniture from her room as it breaks down easily and she is so excited about that.  Akilean's toys from the states were for a much younger person so I did not bring many.  I did  however bring him a HUGE storage bin FULL of Legos.  This is a love hate thing. 

As a mom-  they are messy and hurt when you step on them but on the flip side- the hours of imaginative play and building is priceless.  There are so many little people, doors and windows a even some castles- star wars stuff and what not.  He is already having a blast and the neighbor girls are here and they are all playing and having a great time with them so that is worth it. 

The car is great and looks great in front of my house.  But every time I look outside I think..."who is here?" It is going to take a while to get used to the fact that it is my car.  especially since this has never been my car before so I do not associate myself with it at all.  But it is perfect.  4 doors, great gas mileage, perfect color- not flashy or too noticeable, nothing fancy or expensive inside the car to attract theft and my grandma took great car of it.  I have some fun memories of shopping trips my grandma and I had in that car so that is just 1 more bonus.
Well, I am off- this half view of the computer is not the easiest thing in the world and my other eye is getting tired. 


Chrissy y Keith said...

I am so happy for you. It does look like the perfect car for your needs. Careful with that eye. Did she have any what it was? A scratch or did she get whatever it was out? If it is not much better by Monday, I suggest you have a specialist look at it. Sorry, worried mom here.

Kristan said...

I have been following your post for almost 2 years! Since I moved back too the States from the Cancun area with my Mexican husband. (He is from Merida.) I love reading them! You are so much much fun! Congrats on the new car and that your hubbie got home in one piece! I can totally relate to your experiences since I lived in the Caribe 4+ years! Thanks for sharing your adventures and thoughts. Kristan

Rosas Clan in Tulum said...

C&K- I am not sure what all is in it. She is going to show me how to make it. There was a visible scratch on the inside of the lid. It is already feeling so much better. I know that in a few days I will be as good as new.

Kristan- Thank you so much for you nice comment. How do you like being back NOB? If you guys ever come and visit - you better come and visit me!

Kristan said...

Ha! We are actually moving back to either Isla Mujeres or Tulum, so that will happen! The house looks great! I love the kids area. I have a two year old and the tent idea is killer! Gotta do that! Happy Sunday!

Kristan said...

PS it's nice being here for family, but my husband and I have missed Mexico basically every day. We lived in front of the ocean for 3 years. Roberto, my husband, basically said he could not stand living in the states any more. HE just does not feel that good here. He misses Mexico. And we miss the food!

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