Everything but the kitchen sink...

I didn't do such a great job last week of keeping everyone updated on what's going on in our lives.  I'm going to blame it on Daylight Savings.  It really kicked my butt last week.  But now that the kiddies are on Spring Break, I'm hoping that I'll get my groove back.  

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As I just mentioned, Spring Break has begun.  I love the fact that Spring Break in Mexico is still a very religious holiday and that it's still referred to as Vacaciones de Semana Santa (Holy Week vacation) and not Spring Break/Holiday.

If you want to know how Easter is celebrated in my pueblito, take a look at one of my very first posts: Good Friday.  

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My knee is almost back to normal.  (In case you didn't read Home Alone, I have been nursing an old cheerleading injury that acts up from time to time.)  Over the counter pain meds did absolutely nothing for the pain and discomfort I was feeling, but oddly enough, antibiotics did.  Never in a million years would I have guessed that I had an infection in my knee.

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I am not the only person in our house who is nursing an injury.  Hubby twisted his ankle the other day.  I told him he needed to rest and shouldn't even think about riding his bike, until his ankle is feeling better.  BUT he didn't listen to me.  He went on a bike ride with our teenage nephews and some of his biking buddies.  Well, he forgot about his sore ankle and used his shoe clips.  Everything was fine, until he tried to unfasten his foot from the clip/pedal.  He couldn't twist his ankle to unbuckle his foot, so he ended up taking a pretty nasty tumble.  Poor guy!  Maybe next time he'll listen to me.



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Speaking of Hubby, he is the greatest husband in the whole wide world.  Seeing as Santa forgot about my special request, Hubby picked me up a little something at the pharmacy this week...


Rechargeable batteries!  I, of course, couldn't be happier.
 
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We finally got our truck fixed.  It was something to do with the clutch, I just can't remember the name of the part that broke.  Anyway, the parts cost 2000 pesos and the labor was another 600 pesos.  A little less than 250 U.S. dollars.

Our mechanic came to pick up our truck and left his bike for us to watch until he returned our truck.


I wonder, is this common practice in the U.S.?

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My recipe blog turns 2 years old on Tuesday, so be sure to stop by and say "Hola!"  

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How was your week?  Did I miss anything? 


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9 comments

  1. take it easy on the knees and ankles you 2!

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  2. sounds like you've been busy.... I hope your hubby's ankle feels better and your knee also! Yay! Spring break! Hoping your kiddos enjoy their selves! Oh and I had to giggle at the mechanic leaving his bike and taking the car. Too funny! Congratulations on your cooking blog turning 2 yrs old. I am definitely a fan!

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  3. "I love the fact that Spring Break in Mexico is still a very religious holiday..."

    It is nice to be around a lot of people celebrating the Easter Season in the Spirit of the time. One of the reasons we are back in Xico, Veracruz where the entire town has that spirit ;-)

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  4. Hubbies should always listen to their wives. Wives know best.

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  5. hi leslie,

    glad to hear your knee is doing better. your hubby's accident reminds me of a fall i took a few years back. a friend and i had gone away for a weekend of hiking and biking. we didn't want to take our bikes for fear someone would steal them while we hiked, so we rented some instead. well, i'd never used clips before and as i was riding along i saw a deer that was trying to cross the road. i didn't want to spook it and wanted to enjoy watching it go across the road, so i stopped, and, well, you can guess what happened next. since i wasn't used to clips i didn't even try to remove them and down i went. luckily i didn't twist anything, just had a few scrapes.

    i wish we could have at least Good Friday off but of course that doesn't happen in public schools. a lot of expats complain about the crowds during semana santa but i remember enjoying all the goings on while i was in chacala during that week 3 years ago. that was my 2nd year spending the winter there doing volunteer work. how i wish i could go back, but who knows when that will be.

    i hope you and your family enjoy semana santa. feliz pascua.

    teresa in lake stevens

    going for my morning walk in 30+ degree temps plus the possibility of some snow mixed with the rain. brrrrr!!!! can't let the weather stop me from exercising or we'd rarely get out in the winter. wait, it's spring, but you'd never know by our weather.

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  6. Hi there, I found your blog via Lady Bloggers Society. It's very interesting to read about life in other places. Look forward to reading your posts.

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  7. Lots of stuff going on at your place! Glad the truck is fixed, and I hope your husband gets better soon!

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  8. Congrats on the two year anniversary! That's awesome. I will have to go check out your site!

    Ginger
    Stopping by LATE from #CommentHour

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  9. I love that the mechanic left his bike!  When my husband takes our car in for repairs and such here he rents a bike from the shop to get to work... not quite the same but similar! 

    I hope by now your knee is feeling better and that your husband's ankle is back to normal =)

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