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Making the Best of a Bad Situation


Over the past few days I found myself learning lesson, making the best of a bad situation on a large scale. Not only were tech lessons part of the package I am also getting hit on the physical side. I have been experiencing circulation issues and feeling in need of a major body tune up.

My tech issue is that all my categories got deleted. While it has been on my list to continue sorting them, starting from scratch in the year 2007 is not quite what I had in mind. I decided the best course of action was to not get bent out of shape over it. I could have had a big hissy fit on this one but I knew that keeping my center would help fix things faster.

A few days off to process what just happened and the task before me did wonders – 1553 posts is a lot to sort. Slowly getting a groove going and worked out doing small chunks at a time  is the best way to go right now. I have been enjoying my trip in the way back machine and reviewing my early work. It is a good reminder of how far I have come, and brings back some funny memories like the exorcism at Pedro’s.

Blog tech tip – If you hit tech troubles when working in your dashboard, stop for a few minutes to clear your head so you are clearly focused and can proceed with caution.

Quite possible I will be back later – it is pool time now. I consulted Zac about my circulation issues and he advised me what areas to work on to work it out of my body.

San Pedro Belize street

Driving through our neighborhood

Belize real estate

Building a house in Belize

Land for sale Ambergris Caye Belize

Mary taste testing seagrapes

Don’t forget there will be a free roll Poker tournament tomorrow at Pedro’s Sports Bar at 5.00pm. Payout is a 1000 dollars but the entry is free for all locals who have played at Pedro’s in the last week or so are invited. Any tourist is invited to play without having played previously.

Poker in Belize Free Roll tournament at Pedro's Sports

Free Roll poker tournament at Pedro's Sports Bar


  1. tacogirl October 3, 2011

    Thanks all – your comments make me feel better. So did a good long break. Have been doing everything from rum and cranberry to massage exercise and enjoying the rainy weather by sleeping in. CT false sciatica was Zac’s thought and I do believe he is on the right track with that one.

  2. al salter October 2, 2011

    Nothing a little bourbon and soda couldn’t fix.

  3. Carbunkle Trumpet October 1, 2011

    Exactly what kind of circulation issues are you having there Taco Girl, have you seen a doctor about this? As far as getting mad or frustrated, I share your pain and I also have found that taking a break is the best thing to do (or see how many skips you can get with your laptop on the lagoon).
    Happy October!

  4. Rebecca September 30, 2011

    Ugh…sorry to hear about both of those things.

  5. AJ Baxter September 30, 2011

    I know what it feels like! I lost my ENTIRE Picture Belize blog for several hours last week. It went completely off grid and every possible search and link I could think of failed to find it – it simply did not exist? Mentally I was on the verge of giving up the blog effort when it just as mysteriously it reappeared. I don’t know what happened – the internet is just a collection of good and bad magic?

  6. Sharon Hiebing September 30, 2011

    Oh, I feel your “tech” pain, Laurie! In times like those, you must tell yourself “everything happens for a reason.” The universe sometimes has a way of ending your procrastination whether you’re ready or not.

    Good luck on finishing, and I hope you start feeling better soon!!

    Sharon Hiebing
    Relocate Without Rose-Colored Glasses!


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