Wednesday, August 5, 2009

La Mujer Bionica

My daughter's boyfriend, Richard, gave me kudos for sharing a picture of my cyborg arm with the family (the device is actually called an external fixation device), so I decided that I should blog it too.

As you can see here, the scabs on my face are gone and the redmarks are slowly disappearing. Doña Mary is cleaning my wrist in this picture.

Now, I want you to meet two people who are very important in my life right now. This is a picture of Doña Mary and her granddaughter, Elsa. They prepare my food, help me with my bath, do my laundry AND on top of that, they are helping me improve my conversational Spanish. Here you see them all dressed up and ready for the annual Palenque Feria. In case you may be wondering about the carved monument to the right, it represents K'inich Akul Mo' Nab' (one of the kings of Palenque) -- a beautiful carving that Alfonso has placed in his front yard.


And now, because of all the prayers and assistance that I have gotten from friends and family -- ESPECIALLY THE HELP I GOT FOM KIKE MORALES (Alfonso's Brother), I am finally able to turn my attention back to exploring and documenting the excavation history of the Group of the Cross (from the 1700's to the 2000's). The above is a photo of a very unassuming file cabinet that contains lots of awesome history about the Group of the Cross Project (1997 - 2001) and Alfonso has given me access to it, as well as to so many other documents in his library. To learn more about the "Group of the Cross Project" go to: http://www.mesoweb.com/palenque/current_dig.html.

2 comments:

Cacalotl said...

Good to see that you're getting better. Then you know what solidarity means for Mexican people...
That's why I love them so much !

Amalia Morales Cleveland said...

Hi Elaine! Soy la hermana de Kike con la que hablaste cuando llame preguntando por el (Amalia) Que bueno que ya estas bien y recuperandote de tan tremenda caida! y que ya estes con tu esposo David al que vi con mi papa en la foto saludalo por favor y gracias por hablar tan bonito de mi papa y de Kike cuidate mucho para que puedan regresar!