I have been so tired lately and as you know I suffer from insomnia. After serving mother breakfast, I decided to lay down for a while and to my surprise, ended up sleeping till 1:35 p.m. I would like to say I felt refreshed but no, my back hurts and I have been having a headache that comes and goes for the past two days.
A couple of months back I tried to purchase a cordless telephone online at Target but was unable to because we have a P.O. Box address. This past week I tried to buy a camera as well as a cheap tablet and once again I was unable to complete my transaction. Apparently, they do not ship anything that uses batteries to a P.O. Box. I love Target but they have really disappointed me. They leave me no choice but to shop their competition.
Got an e-mail from a reader asking why I had not gone to Ciudad Acuna lately and if I was planning a trip there soon.
My last trip was in September when I went to get provisions for my trip to Terlingua. I would have gone back by now to buy my medications but I decided a couple of months back that I did not want to take them anymore.
While Mexico is beautiful during the month of December with all their decorations, traditions such as Posadas and their delicious gastronomy prepared especially for this season such as bacalao, romeritos and too many others to name...I just have a thing about being in long lines of traffic. During this month it happens on both sides of the border. This gal is not about to wait in line for two hours, I already paid my dues daily in Houston traffic for over twenty years.
Now that we cut the cable off, we watch the news that are beamed to the border from Mexico City by their two major networks (actually we have always watched them). On Saturday's newscast they showed a report from the Ciudad Juarez/El Paso border where there normally is a delay of up to three hours or more. Yesterday there was a computer failure in U.S. Customs that had people in line for over five hours. Some even ran out of gasoline while waiting to cross back to the states.
I do not say this to discourage anyone from going to Mexico...on the contrary the exchange rates are excellent for American shoppers...last I checked it was $14.30 pesos to one American dollar. Normally, it is in the neighborhood of $12.50 pesos to one U.S. dollar. That would make my Betty Boop purse a lot cheaper to purchase but it will have to wait until all this Christmas madness is over and done with, Hope this answers your question.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.