Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hole in the Wall

I didn't take my camera with me last night so I don't have a picture to share of where we ate. We all ordered several different dishes (some with the same names as what you would order at a Tex-Mex place but just not quite the same!) I enjoyed everything that I had; but most of all I enjoyed the company of newly found friends! There were four of us -- the couple I met at lunch yesterday and another lady that they had met the day before! It is amazing how quickly people interact with each other here and enjoy one another's company. The couple that I met is from Georgia and they have been here since June of this year. Sylvia is asthmatic too, and has found living here to be very beneficial to her health (sounds like she has the exact same problems as me); I told her that I knew we "connected" for a purpose. Her husband Richard says that she has lost three dress sizes since being here because they don't have a car either and walk everywhere they go; he said that he's even lost one dress size!! I love his dry sense of humor. I'd also love it if I lost a dress size or two as well -- I can always hope, right?????
My picture today is a water lily from the grounds of the Lake Chapala Society; a group that offers all sorts of helpful lectures and classes and a great source of information for newcomers.

9 comments:

Patti said...

OMGosh BEAUTIFUL! Sounds like you are having a great time!

Olga said...

Sounds like you are having fun and making new friends fast! the flower is so pretty!

Sue W said...

What a beautiful image Betty! Glad to hear you had a good evening and seems you've met up with a lovely group.......just need another cardmaker and it would be .... perfect!

dee marie said...

Hi Betty! It is great to hear that you are doing well and making new friends! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! Take care!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well I see my kid beat me to commenting..... What a gorgeous water lily! It sure sounds like you are falling in with the right crowd. Keep us posted! Hugs.

Kerrie said...

3 dress sizes.... I'm on my way.....

Colleen said...

Betty,
How wonderful to be in a place that soothes the body, the mind and the emotions! It sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure. So why didn't I hide in your suitcase. LOL

Theresa said...

Look forward to your post each day...love reading what you are up to...take care and hope you are feeling better. Sounds like a magical place.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful flower!! So glad you are enjoying your new found friendships.