dusk near Cuernavaca

dusk near Cuernavaca

Friday, February 12, 2016

Cold and Boring Ohio

You will have to excuse me if I do not post as frequently as I was during my stay in Mexico. Ohio in February is not as exciting as Mérida or Mexico City.  After a very mild January in which temperatures sometimes reached 50 F, the weather gods decided that Alejandro needed to see what winter in Ohio is really like.  We have several inches of snow here, and as I write this, the temperature is 14 F.  Tomorrow's low will be zero! 

Alejandro was under the weather when we left Mexico, and by the time we were in Ohio, he appeared to have the flu.  He had a fever, and his body ached.  If it was indeed the flu, apparently my flu shot worked, even against Mexican strains, because... knock on wood... I have not come down with it.

Also, if it was the flu, it wasn't a very bad case.  On Wednesday, Alejandro stayed in the house and rested.  I made a big pot of vegetable soup. His fever went down, and he was feeling considerably better.  By yesterday, except for a bit of sniffling and coughing, he felt fine.  We ventured out into the cold and went to the mall to do some shopping for him.  He brought with him a very warm jacket and cap, but he didn't have any gloves or boots for trudging through the slush.  All the stores were having sales, so we were able to complete Alejandro's "winter in Ohio" wardrobe.

Such is our exciting time in Ohio... but it is good to have Alejandro here.


  1. So sorry Aleckz is not feeling well! Hopefully he'll feel normal soon. I'm still nursing my cold/flu/whatever. Better, but not back to normal.

    Saludos desde CDMX,

    Kim G
    Where it's slowly warming up as Boston gets colder and snowier.

    1. Thanks, Kim. Alejandro is feeling much better although he is still coughing. His mom and nephew back in Mexico City are both feeling better too.

      The temperature here is presently 8 degrees!
      Take care.