What I didn't blog about this week...

I have to be the world's absolute worst blogger ever.  Wasn't it just last week that I wrote about wanting to blog everyday?  But then a stomach bug, a busted modem and life in general all kind of got in the way.  But it's Sunday, the beginning of a new week and a chance to start fresh.  And what better way than to tell you about the things I didn't blog about last week.
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All Hail the Queen
In case you didn't know it, I am going to be queen.  It's a simple fact that I've known my entire life.  The problem was that no one else ever gave it much thought.  That was until last week, when I was called in for not one, but two crown fittings.  I'm still not clear why my teeth were measured and not my head, but my coronation is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, after which I would like everyone to refer to me as Queen Leslie.

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More Promises
Last week marked the beginning of Cuaresma (Lent). I'm not Catholic, but I do like the idea of giving up something for the 40 days.  My first couple of years in Mexico, I only gave up eating meat on Fridays and Holy Days out of respect for my in-laws, who are Catholic.  But then one year, I realized the true meaning of Cuaresma and promised to give up something near and dear to my heart...Coca-Cola.  (Read: The End is Near

Every year, I try to give up something that would be hard for me to part with.  And this year is no different.  But before I tell you what it is, I have a confession to make.  You'd never know it from reading my blog, but I curse like a sailor.  In English and Spanish.  When I get upset, I'm like a Gringa version of Ricky Ricardo.  But I don't just curse when I'm upset.  I curse when I'm happy, when I'm sad and especially when telling jokes. 

It's not something I'm proud of, so that is why I have promised to give up cursing for Lent.  It's been four days, and let me tell you, it has not been easy.  Giving up Coca-Cola and junk food was much easier.

What about you, do you give up anything during Lent? 

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Speaking of my mouth, my dentist and dear family friend, Dr. Manny was only going to charge me for the materials and anesthesia he used for my root canal, plus the cost of having the crowns made.  But this week, my dental work got a whole lot cheaper.  My dentist was looking to buy an exercise bike or elliptical machine to start working out again.  And it just so happens that we have an elliptical cycle sitting in a back room collecting dust. Hubby mentioned this fact to Dr. Manny at breakfast one morning at my suegra's.  After a little deliberation, we traded in our elliptical for both mine and Hubby's dental work.  Truth be told, Dr. Manny is actually doing me a huge favor.  I never liked that thing, but felt guilty about never using it. 

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So how was your week?  What did I miss? 


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9 comments

  1. My feeling about Lent is that if I feel strongly about sacrificing and giving up something, I need to get it out (or into) my life -- and not just for 40 days. And I continue to struggle with some of those things. Like having a grateful heart.

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  2. Bartering rocks! Way to go!

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  3. The difference in pricing between NOB and SOB: my carpenter buddy traded a whole kitchen install for two crowns and an implant. The boxes were all store bought but the counters were hand poured cement with days of polishing-he still felt he got a good deal.

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  4. Lol! These mini posts are fun! Cute little chuckles at each bit...I especially liked the crack about your "crowns". ;) Very awesome that you were able to barter for your dental work! I wish it were more of an option here...lol. But, then, we do have things like Craigslist where we barter some. About cursing like a sailor...I've had this problem too...ooops! Did I just admit that outloud??? Anyway, I've mostly moved past that, but it was probably the hardest thing I've ever given up and it still comes back in spurts now and then....lol.

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  5. Hail Queen Leslie - love it!!!

    As for Lent, hilarious, I've had friends who try and give it up, but it's a tough one... Something you may not think about and it slips!!!

    I've given up sweets. No cakes, candy, cookies for me. This is a tough one as I'm a pastry whore! LOL!! Last year it was caffeine. ALL caffeine. This is much tougher for me :) Good luck to you amiga!

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  6. Queen Leslie,
    lol! well I have been on a diet for the past six months trying to lose weight, so needless to say have not been eating everything I really want. I have lost 20 pounds already so instead of giving up food this year I decided to exercise 4 days a week its not a sacrafice but a committment.

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  7. Good stuff! A queen???

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  8. Good deal on the dental work, Queen Leslie :)

    I curse a lot in my head. My family never cursed, so it doesn't always come out of my mouth. But if you could read my thoughts, you'd lose all respect for me as a lady hahahahaha

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  9. love the dental bartering you worked in there! did you read the recent blog post by david lida who was told he had nearly 20 cavities, then went for a 2nd opinion and miraculously had none?!?!

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