Coffee in Cabo-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thanks for joining me for another time of Coffee in Cabo! There’s something about this culture that just pulls us in, making us feel right at home while giving us a cup of humility at the same time. So many of the people are so kind here, genuinely want to serve, and not just for tips! 🙂

Coffee in Cabo

Grab your coffee and come on in. I want to introduce you to Jessica.

Call me philosophical, or whatever, but I’m a firm believer that each day, life brings something we can learn from; we just need to slow down long enough to not miss the lesson.

I met Jessica the day before yesterday when George and I went into town to go and get those tiger pictures that we had paid for! There was just so much to share with you, I thought I’d save it for this Cabo Coffee Hour. 🙂

So after we got those amazing tiger pictures, we walked about halfway around the marina looking for a place to get a manicure for me and a mani/pedi for George. Well, at one of the corners they were advertising $20 for an hour massage but they also had mani/pedi services. This was actually the same place we had received a massage from just the year prior, and the service was good and so was the massage, and, it cost almost three times as much! But their manicures were $20 and there’s only one lady I pay that kind of money for a manicure, and that’s my sweet friend, almost like a sister, Linda. Anyway, business must be definitely slow in Cabo so we decided, what the heck; let’s do it. 🙂 🙂

Anyway, George decided on a massage and I was sticking with a manicure, especially since sooner or later this week, I’ll be signing books, hopefully. 🙂 So they took George to one room, and led me down the walkway into another section. I used the restroom, and then sat at the manicurist’s station.

She was engrossed in her job at first, not really saying much, and believe it or not, neither was I! 🙂  She then began making slight conversation and as I asked her questions, she began to be more vulnerable about who she was and what makes her smile. Her name is Jessica, and she is originally from Mazatlan. I learned that from her homeland, she moved to Chihuahua, Mexico — (uh-huh, it’s like the dog! Did you ever know there was such a place? I didn’t! 🙂 ) –and married her son’s father. She was married for ten years and their son is 16 years old. Their marriage didn’t last and she moved on over to Cabo, where she met and married her second husband, whom she is now separated from. And as she says, “Thank God, I am single and I am very happy.”

Believe it or not, I didn’t pry as to either of her marriages. She was a fascinating girl and she definitely wasn’t looking for sympathy. Her best friend lives in Palms Springs. Well, that got us really talking especially when I told her how close to there we live. She loves to salsa dance, and her eyes lit up when she was telling me about the shoes she bought through the internet, and how the shipping was almost as much as the shoes.

She went on to share her goals, which were to go to massage school over in Chihuahua, and also be with her son who is living with his father, and then to obtain her Visa so she could go to Palms Springs for a few months, work and make some good money, and then come back to Cabo and open her own salon after she bought her car. She shared with me that she is practicing her English every day, and reads out of her dictionary that she carries in her purse every day.

I asked her if she read the Bible and she replied that she hadn’t lately; she had left her one Bible in her homeland. I encouraged her with her English, told her I thought she was doing amazing, and also told her I was going to bring her something that would help her read English. I didn’t tell her anything about being an author; I’m going to surprise her probably Friday, and take her A Cup of Encouragement, or Back to Single, whichever one He leads me to take.

I left there quite humbled by her determination to have a better life, get things right and I was also very, very happy with my manicure. She took pride in her work, and even added sparkles with a pretty design to the ring finger on both hands. She sparkled in ways that squeezed my heart.

I got my naaaail done! 🙂

Now, as far as yesterday, well, we’ve paid the “export” fee for the books, and as the concierge Paula says, “We are doing everything we can to get them here for Friday, so go and enjoy your vacation.”

the fish come up to greet George, with mouths open!

So we pretty much relaxed poolside after a good workout in the gym and a great lunch. Then, there was an afternoon snack, drinks, came back and we got ready for the evening beach party, which was a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. My husband even got up and did the limbo! Now that was a mouth dropper!

We only did one round, though and then sat back down and watched everyone else. I wasn’t about to complain, because for those of you who know my hubby, that was a huge step!

Let's Limbo!

Today, we are going into Los Cabos on a six-hour bus tour, so hopefully I’ll have some fun pictures to share with you tomorrows.


Beach Party 2012!


Have an awesome day, and remember to slow down for the lesson . . .




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3 Responses to “Coffee in Cabo-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jocelyn says:

    You guys are just too cute! 🙂

  2. Jan Bachelor says:

    Love the photos of you both. Priceless moments of one on one time and George doing the “Limbo Rock”, well, what nice surprise. Meeting your Jessica became a nice blessing of listening, encouraging and appreciation of what most of here just take for granted. Praying her heart will be ignited to get back into her Bible, as you suggested. People who pass through our lives are not random in God’s eyes. I am always amazed at how He uses you both for His plan for others.

  3. Love you, girl:)