sometimes paradise is intense…

courtesy of Facebook.com/SoyPlayense

courtesy of Facebook.com/SoyPlayense

It’s rainy season in Playa del Carmen right now. So along with the beautiful rainbows or arco iris, we also get some stormy weather or tormentas.! Needless to say, this weather pattern brings on some intense visuals.!! Gorgeous, but intense.!

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find your beach take 6

courtesy of corona.com

courtesy of corona.com

Feliz lunes.!! Happy Monday.!! I’m super happy today because it’s 60 degrees in Chicago.! That’s practically bathing suit weather around here ๐Ÿ™‚ My weekend was also phenomenal. I had drinks on Saturday night with a really good friend. It was a bar I had never been to so that was a fun experience. Even having been born and raised in Chicago, you can still find a new bar to like.! Or an old bar in this case, as it has one of the oldest liquor licenses in Chicago.!!! I also put in a killer workout on Sunday in preparation for bathing suit weather.! But I have to tell you…I’m a little sore today. Lol… So I guess that means it worked ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of bars and bathing suit weather, in this week’s Corona commercial, we have more people looking for their beach. Sometimes in life, your beach can be a lake or even a pool because you can’t always make it to the ocean.! So in that spirit, I hope everyone finds their own personal beach this week.! And that fantastic weather finds us all. Have a great week. Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

find your beach take 5

courtesy of corona.com

courtesy of corona.com

Feliz martes.!! Happy Tuesday.!! Just when I thought the weather was getting better in Chicago, we got more snow.!! Everyone thought it was only going to be a dusting. But mother nature had other plans. It was a full five inches of snow and of course it ruined morning rush hour.! Oh well…shoulder shrug…welcome to Chicago.! I hear nicer weather is in our future, so I’m still holding out hope. At least, I had a nice weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ There were tasty beverages and strawberries involved so all is right with the world.!

In this week’s Corona commercial, our faithful beer drinkers are making the best out of not being near a beautiful Mexican beach. Like the rest of us, including me, they found their own “beach”. Have a great week everyone.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

in need of beach therapy..!!

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courtesy of Scott Olson/Getty Images – Chicago 2015

Apparently it wasn’t enough that last month Chicago had a record snowfall during Super Bowl weekend. Today (and tomorrow), the city is going to hit a new all-time high.! Or should I say low. Temperatures are currently at 3 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill making it feel like 20 to 30 degrees below zero.!! Deep sigh… Tomorrow’s high..low I mean…will be around 2 degrees not counting the wind chill. I’m wearing about 4 to 5 layers of clothing depending on what part of my body you’re talking about.!

courtesy of my friends J. and C.

courtesy of my friends J. and C.

But back in Mexico, my lovely friends J. and C. went to Isla Holbox or Holbox Island. It’s 75 degrees Fahrenheit in Holbox and they are wearing bathing suits.!! I’m not sure that even counts as one layer of clothing.!?! But I don’t hate them. Really I don’t. I’m just going to cuddle on the sofa with my blanket, some green tea, and my soup. All the while thinking warm thoughts as I gaze at their photos. It will be spring soon, I tell myself. It’s just around the corner….

courtesy of my friends J. and C.

courtesy of my friends J. and C.

tropical depression nine

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I took the above picture on my way to work today.!! The sky was so blue.!! That crisp, rich blue I so love.!!! The John Hancock Building with its rigid, uniform black made a vividly stark contrast to the enigmatic blue of the sky.! Very few clouds dotted the sky. And the air was refreshing. It almost made we want to skip, even though it was a little cold ๐Ÿ™‚

courtesy of wunderground.com

courtesy of wunderground.com

In contrast, today in Playa del Carmen, it’s all stormy.!! Tropical Depression Nine is thinking about transforming into Tropical Storm Hanna.!!! So far, she (the storm) can’t seem to get her act together. If she continues to be poorly organized, then Playa just suffers through a few days of rain. However, if this cabrona gets her act together, then that means heavy winds, torrential rains, loss of power, no alcohol sales (yeah.! just when you need it the most.!) and possibly a few days off from work. Here’s hoping sunny skies return to Playa soon ๐Ÿ™‚

courtesy of Facebook.com/PlayadelCarmen.RivieraMaya

courtesy of Facebook.com/PlayadelCarmen.RivieraMaya