*We adopted a new puppy! Two of them actually. My cuñada (sister-in-law) rescued these two cute little pups who were left to fend for themselves. She brought them to the kiddies so they could nurse them back to health. Of course, we all fell in love with them and have adopted them into our family.
|Nick with Casper & Hope with Pingüi|
*My washing machine broke. Again! You know that wishy-washy thingamajig in the middle of the washing machine that swooshes everything around? Well, it stopped swooshing and refused to finish washing my clothes, no matter how much I begged and pleaded with it. Not even a Fonzie fist bump worked. I had to wring out my clothes by hand, then wash and rinse them in my lavadero. I was so not happy! I was ready to call an excorist, a shaman or a bruja (witch) to come do a limpia on my house and appliances. But as always, Hubby was the voice of reason and reminded me that one of his uncles is a lavadora (washing machine) repairman. He's supposed to stop by later today.
*As if my washing machine breaking down wasn't bad enough, my camera also bit the dust. I can turn it on and take pictures, but you can't see anything on the screen because the pictures are too dark, with a reddish-blue tint to them. No bueno!
*My camera couldn't have picked a worse time to stop working, because this month I'm challenging myself to post a recipe or food related article every day for the month of July on my recipe blog. (Thank goodness for my son's Nintendo DSi!) I'm calling it 31 Days in My Cocina. I hope you'll stop by and say hi!
*Speaking of my recipes, today I received my free copy of the Gooseberry Patch cookbook "Homestyle in a Hurry", which includes one of MY recipes. If you look in the top right-hand corner, you'll see my name and location. How cool is that?!
*The school year is FINALLY over! Today was the last day of school! Woo-hoo! Hubby made the rounds this year and picked up Jack's constancia (diploma) from the Jardin de Niños (kindergarten), and Nick and Ashley's boletas (report cards) from the Primaria (elementary school). We both went to pick up Hope's report card at the Secundaria, along with our four kiddies and four of our nephews. That 8 kids ranging from ages 6 to 18! You should have seen the looks on everyone's faces when they saw us walking by. We could hear people whispering and counting to see how many kids we had. It was too funny and I really wish I'd had a camera to capture it all!
*In honor of today being Spanish Friday and the last day of school, I thought I'd share the Spanish version of the "No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks" song.
A-la-bio! A-la-bao! A-la-sim-bom-ba!
Las mochilas a volar,
Los maestros a la calle,
Y los niños a jugar!
*Linking up with Mrs. 4444 for Friday Fragments!