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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Noche Buena

It is Christmas Eve, or Noche Buena as folks here call it.  We had a great morning and afternoon.  We slept in, ate lunch at Salvadore's, visited the Anita's Animals tiangius booth, and walked to our new Wal*Mart.  Now, we are just farting around and will probably watch a DVD or two.

The trip to Wal*Mart was our first since the store opened.  We really weren't impressed with its size.  It's electronics department sucks.  I so wanted a new external DVD player/burner to replace the broken one on my laptop.  No luck.  They had very little in computer hardware and accessories.  I did buy a badly needed cooling mat for my laptop.

Our visit to Wal*Mart's pharmacy was worthwhile.  We probably saved 500 pesos on the few meds we bought compared to the prices we've been paying at the Farmacia Jessica.  (Sorry, Doc)  So, we'll no doubt return to Wal*Mart with more of our med needs in the future.  And, the really nice thing is that for Welbutrin, my blood pressure meds, Criam (my alternative for Lamictal for Bipolar Disorder), synthetic thyroid medicine, and another med I use were all bought without a doctor's prescription.  --- The crappy thing about living here in Mexico is that the insurance that I pay for monthly out of my pension check will not reimburse me for any of it.

So, Merry Christmas -- Feliz Navidad!

Oh, tomorrow..... breakfast or brunch?  Who knows?  I do know that we will be wearing shorts and short-sleeved shirts.  The forecast is for sunny weather with temperatures in the low 80's......


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