Today I wanted to share a very short post with you about the importance of family time.
I have been so busy working on my laptop lately, writing blogs and other “must-do-stuff” for my online business that I have been neglecting my husband and this beautiful Mexican sunshine that we are blessed with.
Today, I let him talk me into going to the community pool which is literally two minutes away, walking distance. I have to admit, it didn’t take much convincing.
Quickly changing into our suits, we grabbed towels, suntan lotion, sunglasses and my Kobo, and dashed out the door before I could change my mind!
This pool is very large and tends to be busy with young families, especially late afternoon, early evening. However, this was late morning and no one was there. It was like having our very own private pool. The water was warm and the sun was shining; it was pure bliss.
After an hour of swimming and luxuriously soaking up the sun, we changed and then took a leisurely walk to get some fresh fish from one of the small local fish places. The fish is always fresh and reasonably priced.
To round off the day, not in the mood to cook, we decided to go out for dinner to one of the local restaurants within walking distance. After our peaceful afternoon, neither one of us felt like hopping on a bus or taxi to go to one of the popular ones down on the beach.
Several restaurants were recommended to us and we chose the El Picudo, a little seafood restaurant located at Avenida Joaquín Zetina Gasca, 77580 Puerto Morelos. It is definitely worth checking out if you are ever this way.
When we first arrived we were served a large basket of nacho style chips and a refried bean dip. The server who waited on us was very polite and spoke some English. We both ordered shrimp dishes – the brocheta de camarones (skewered shrimp) and the camarones al ajillo (garlic shrimp), topped off with cold delicious coco (coconut) ice-cream, and of course, cerveza (beer). Delicious! Service was excellent.
The restaurant is small with green plastic tablecloths and lots of wall décor – mostly drawings of various fish. It is rather unpretentious…and we liked it. At that moment it wasn’t very busy but we had heard that everyone loves dining there and it usually comes alive between 6 and 8 pm.
For us, it was the perfect quiet ending to a perfect day. We spent the rest of the evening watching a little NHL hockey and reading. All in all, it was a relaxing day!
Thanks to my husband for reminding me that I needed to take a break – that “we” needed to take a break. We both have online businesses and it is so easy to tune each other out and grind the day away working. It’s important to realize that work sometimes has to take a ‘backseat’ to family.
Do you sometimes have someone in your life feeling the need to drag you away from your work and just chill? Do you feel guilty or refreshed?