January 2014 is almost over and I don’t think anyone is unhappy about that. If we were still living up north tomorrow would bring the onset of February and the dreaded “February Slump”. This, allegedly, is the month of the highest suicide rate and with the winter the northeast is having this year I am sure those rates will not go down.Spring up north is months away but things are a little different here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
We did put the quilt over our duvet for about a week in late January but it is folded and put away now. The days are warming up and evenings are not as cold.
We certainly were never able to get any sympathy from our northern family and friends particularly this winter when we did complain about the weather being a tad cooler.
People here are planning their Spring planting and now that January is over the “Season” is upon us with many wonderful artistic and cultural opportunities available to us along with a series of house parties, dinners.
Valentine’s Day is almost here and many of our fine restaurants have exciting and delicious menus and entertainments planned for our pleasure.
The Northern Lights will be entertaining us in a number of venues in February and, of course, the big annual dinner dance benefiting Ninos Incapacitados will be held March 13th at the Real de Chapala. This year the theme is the British Invasion (music wise) and should be a lot of fun.
You can check the pages of the Guadalajara Reporter last week to find out t he dates and places of the Northern Lights concerts and check out the Ninos Incapacitados web site for more information on their upcoming events.
This is a wonderful time of year in Ajijic, Lake Chapala but I do not think that there is a bad time of year here in our little village in the sun.
We have so much to be thankful for with our wonderful weather, community events, fine restaurants, and year round golf and tennis.
We have many excellent charities to get involved with for children and animals for us to get involved with and clubs and associations for every area of one’s interests.
Again check the Guadalajara Reporter for lists of these clubs and associations.
Have a wonderful “Season” and get involved in all the various and sundry activities available to us.
Hope to see you soon!