Funny, I have been thinking about my blog for three weeks thinking about what I am going to write. Now I am here and there is nothing in my head. I will begin now.
First: I am okay. Hurricane Dean hit northern Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula Monday night. I live in the Western part of he country. Some friends from Belize City come up to my house for the night because Belize City is a coastal city with many parts of it at or below sea level and their neighbourhood is in a potential flood zone. It was nice to have them. Monday was my mother's 55th birthday. We didn't exactly have a party, but the closest thing to it. My friends left Tuesday afternoon with lots of hugs and well wishes. Their house is fine and life continues. I am glad that I live in Cayo. Some times I wish I could trade the mountains and Maya sites and the jungle for the Caribbean coast lines but it days like this, I am glad that God chose for me to live here. A major hurricane past through my part of the world and I get a few hours of rain but nothing more. I wonder about Leo. I texted him a message Monday and yesterday, but I forgot that I need to delete his number because he no longer has that phone. Leo where are you?
Second: My neck is in a brace and I am taking steroids. No I was not in a car accident (people think I drive carelessly and automatically think I crashed when they see the brace). I sprained my neck while helping a friend move her unsuccessful party supplies store into storage. In return I got some great decorations for my brother's wedding in December. Now I need to go to Flores, Peten, Guatemala to visit my future sister in law and give her all that stuff. The extra room in my house if filled with it. I feel guilty taking steroids. I have always avoided taking medicines and have tried to cure my aliments with herbs, teas, massages and diets. I respect doctors for who they are and enjoy taking with my brother about health issues but I enjoy being in control of my health the natural way. The problem is my confidence is shaken. Three days after the move, I woke up with a stiff neck. I massaged it with eucalyptus and chamomile tea but at the end of a three days of home treatments, I was in some much pain I couldn't move but couldn't stay still. I could barely think about anything expect for pain. Later I learned that you should never massage sprains. Interesting.
Thirdly: My Street is changing. I have new neighbors. The street was scraped and widened by a big piece of machinery courtesy of San Ignacio-Santa Elena Town Board a few months ago, but alas, the red-white dirt is soft and muddy and the infrequent traffic manages to make potholes in it still and Town Board hasn't been back to maintain it. I also spent some quality time in my garden. It is no longer a neglected or bushy plot of ground with wild plants. Everything is in order. The little African Violet died. I think Lucky, the dog I watch for a friend peed on it. It is dead nonetheless, and everything else is in order. I wonder who long it will stay that way once I begin to work. With my road fixed and my yard is clean for right now anyway.
Fourth: Most of my sixth form buddies are back. Classes were suppose to begin Monday but were postpones until Wednesday because of the storm. I am glad to see them and happy that they came to see me, although sixth form is no longer a part of my life. I wonder how long with will last. I also wonder about Magikero and the typhoon in the Philippines. Sacred Heart Junior College had classes suspended because of a hurricane on the 20th and 21st and whatever college Magikero goes to suspended classes for three days on the 21st. My brain digest that piece of information and I again remind myself that the world is bigger than me and my surroundings. Funny that I wouldn't have even bothered about a dangerous tropical storm on the other side of the world if I hadn't read Magikero's post. Now I am concern about it. I don't have a TV and I don't listen to the radio, so whatever news I get is through my friends. Thanks Magikero for that bit of info. Hope to hear from you soon.