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    Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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    Dance, Theatre, Travel, Music, Cooking, Watching movies, Reading great books on my iPad, playing with our 2 Chihuahuas (Tako & Sake) and Maki, our rescue from the Carretera.

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  1. Hi all you dancing fans! Announcing an addition to the dance classes we offer. Maritza Freyslinger will be teaching a basic Jazz class starting Wed. June 5th. Whether you have danced before or are not sure which is your left foot, the class will have something to offer each participant. The goal of the class is to teach people awareness of their body and how it moves through space. The other goal is simply to enjoy dancing and moving to great music. The classes will follow a set format. There will be a warmup phase that includes stretches, roll downs, pliés and more. This will be followed by time spent on isolations and then floor work which will consist of more stretching and core strengthening. Next, she'll focus on technique and basic Jazz moves. Finally we will work on choreography. So here are the details you need to know: When: Wednesdays, 12:30- 1:30 (Starting June 5th) Where: Ricardo's Dance Studio on the north side of the Carreterra 3 doors west of the lights at Juarez. Cost: 60 pesos per class or 300 for 5 classes Dress: loose comfortable clothes, jazz shoes or shoes that give your feet some support but won't prohibit your foot from pointing/flexing. Running shoes w/ thick soles don't work well. Other items: large towel or mat for floor work lots of water!!!! Come give it a try! Lots of fun, great music and wonderful teacher!
  2. We've thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Janelle's Garden in the last year. The owners are very "hands on", the service is pleasant and attentive, the food is consistently good and well priced. Just enjoyed Sunday Brunch there this past weekend. Enjoy! Val Jones
  3. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal yesterday. The appetizers are indeed large and quite tasty. Also enjoyed the T-Bone and Ribeye. I have photos but don't know how to get them posted here. We'll definitely go back. Valerie
  4. Looking forward to having lunch there today. I'll take photos and share. Valerie
  5. Yesterday afternoon, we took those large plastic containers of water and a case of Electrolytes to the station on the Libramiento, they were so grateful. I encourage others to help, if possible. I haven't heard the cause of the fire but it's frightening for the people and animals on the mountain(s) and with everything being so dry and the heat, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to put these fires out. Valerie
  6. This is horrifying, not only for the people living in and near these areas but the animals. I know our Maid and Gardener have livestock up there. They're scrambling to get up there and get their animals to safety. We all need to monitor this and help the firefighters, as listed above. Everyone, be alert and be safe. Valerie
  7. OMG!!! Such a precious, darling little fur baby! Is there any way you can send it to me in an email and I'll try to share it with my Facebook contacts? We have 3, no room for more right now but what a cutie! Hugs, Val
  8. Hi all, many thanks for your recommendations. I took photos of the meter a few days ago and again just now. Maybe it's too much peroxide from my hair coloring that has soaked into my brain, but I'm not seeing quite what is described in your responses. The meter flashes 3 different sets of numbers. The first set looks like all 000000 or all 8888888. Then, it shows 14588 and next it shows 23309. Today, it shows 14582 and then 23389. Based upon this, can someone help me understand what I'm seeing? Apparently I need some "man-spraining", LOL. Cheers, Valerie
  9. Hi all you dancing fans! Announcing an addition to the dance classes we offer. Maritza Freyslinger will be teaching a basic Jazz class starting Wed. June 5th. Whether you have danced before or are not sure which is your left foot, the class will have something to offer each participant. The goal of the class is to teach people awareness of their body and how it moves through space. The other goal is simply to enjoy dancing and moving to great music. The classes will follow a set format. There will be a warmup phase that includes stretches, roll downs, pliés and more. This will be followed by time spent on isolations and then floor work which will consist of more stretching and core strengthening. Next, she'll focus on technique and basic Jazz moves. Finally we will work on choreography. So here are the details you need to know: When: Wednesdays, 12:30- 1:30 (Starting June 5th) Where: Ricardo's Dance Studio on the north side of the Carreterra 3 doors west of the lights at Juarez Cost: 60 pesos per class or 300 for 5 classes Dress: loose comfortable clothes, jazz shoes or shoes that give your feet some support but won't prohibit your foot from pointing/flexing. Running shoes w/ thick soles don't work well. Other items: large towel or mat for floor work lots of water!!!! Come give it a try! Lots of fun, great music and wonderful teacher! Let me know if you have any questions. Val Jones
  10. Tiny, no, I haven't monitored my CFE meter but intend to start doing so. Since I don't understand what it's showing, I thought I'd make a habit of taking photos with my iPhone each Monday and share that with Opiere Solar to help identify the problem. As 2 retired adults, our habits haven't changed so I don't believe consumption has increased. We haven't purchased any new appliances so it seems reasonable to believe our usage would be similar each month. Perhaps the production of solar is less but even though we had some cooler days/weeks, we had sun most of the time. It's perplexing but I trust we'll get to the root of the problem. As for dealing with CFE, trust me, I know that's like running head first into a brick wall. Took us 3 years to get an additional transformer for our neighborhood. Still having significant problems with low wattage and fluctuations between 103-127. Profeco was completely impotent when working with us and their representatives. It took us going there weekly, sometimes several times weekly for years to get the new transformer. Now, if we can get them to increase the wire gauge to handle the new transformer and push more electricity through the lines, we may actually have made some progress, LOL. Hope springs eternal, Valerie
  11. GREAT news, thanks! In this case, no, they asked me to share the two bills with them. When I received the first ridiculous bill, I called and asked them to come out and check our system to confirm it was working properly. It was/is. There was a little dust (not enough to cause any real issue) on the panels and they cleaned them. They asked that when we received the next bill, to send it to them so they could see the results. The second bill was even HIGHER than the first. CRAZY!!! So, that's what I have tried to do. Happy to hear they've enjoyed an Easter/Spring Break vacation and I'll chat with them this week. Cheers! Valerie
  12. Does anyone know if they took last week off for Semana Pascua/Spring Break? I sent an email last Sunday with my last 2 ridiculous CFE bills and didn't get a response. Also, called throughout the week and didn't get an answer so yesterday, drove over to their place in West Ajijic and doors were closed. Hoping they haven't closed up. They've been wonderful to work with. Anyone know? Thanks, Valerie
  13. Another vote for Caries Fines de Sonora. Their meats are top notch and affordable. We LOVE their Picaña (Brazilian version of Bife de Chorizo in Argentina). DELISH! Valerie
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    That sounds delightful! I look forward to trying out this new restaurant. I've often thought a "Mongolian Grill" style restaurant would do well here. Thanks, Val
  15. YES! It would be so great to end Daylight Saving's Time. Val
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