Fragmented Fridays: Catching Up

Hi friends!  I know it's been a while since my last post and for that I apologize.  Here's a little of what we've been up to lately...

*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!


19 comments

  1. What cute puppies!!!  I hate your washing machine broke!  I hope you get it repaired soon.  I know that can really put a damper on a mom's schedule!!!  How cool you were published in a cookbook.  Not surprising though.  Just yesterday when I was reading your sopa recipes, I thought..."she needs her own cookbook!"  Yay!  kiddos are out of school!  Let the fun begin!  Always enjoy your posts amiga!

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  2. or mejor.... your own cooking show! That would be AWESOME!

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  3. Thank goodness that school is over.  Now, hopefully the short time until they go back won't go by too quickly.

    I think our washer did that at one point and it was a call to the repairman and he only charged us 50 pesos.  One heck of a bargain if you ask me!  We bought our washer used, so it has been going good for us with only that one fix.

    The puppies are cute!  I hope they behave for you.  I love puppies, but only to look at. They are such a hassle.  But, you have the benefit of having older kids that you can give the responsibility to them. 

    I hope you get all your problems out of the way so you can be drama free for the rest of the year!

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  4. Cute puppies!! I would still consider a limpiada since everything IS breaking ;) I hope your able to fix your camera and washing machine! Yay for school being over!!! I hope you all have a wonderful summer break!!

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  5. Hah! You are no better at fostering puppies than we are with kittens!  Enjoy them, I think it is important for kids to grow up with dogs.  It teaches them a lot.  

    Sorry about the washer, and the camera!  I agree, maybe it is time for a limpia

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  6. Those puppies are adorable!  How wonderful that they were rescued.  
    That recipe sounds fantastically easy and delicious!  Anything with cinnamon & sugar is almost always good. 

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  7. I like the puppies. I want a dog or two now that I have a house, not an apartment. Sorry about the washing machine, but I have lived without for awhile. Simpler for one person, I know. But do you have a washateria in your 'hood? 

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  8. Wise sister-in-law.  She knows the best method of offloading puppies -- kids.  One of these days I may replace Jiggs.  But I have no in-laws to help push me over that tope.

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  9. Yes, that would be awesome!  But I'm not sure TV is ready for me! LOL :P 

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  10. Thank you, Tara!  I was a little upset when my washing machine broke, but the fact that the kiddies are now on break makes me so happy, that I can totally deal with not doing laundry for a few days. :)
     

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  11. From your mouth to God's ears!  I don't know if I could take something else breaking.  At least not something that I use! :P 

    The puppies are very cute and well behaved.  Casper, the white dog, is still pretty sick.  Has some kind of stomach problems, but we're giving him meds and nursing him back to health. 

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  12. Ha ha!  Jonna, if my house were bigger, my kiddies would adopt every stray dog and cat they encounter. 

     

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  13. Hi Cyndy!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  And I agree...anything with cinnamon and sugar is always a very good thing! :P

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  14. The one thing my small town doesn't have is a lavanderia!  :P  I think it's time someone opened one though! 

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  15. Leslie, I love la cancion! ; D I'm with Tara, you need your own cookbook AND cooking-show. How freaking cool would that be? Ya tienes fans. Hope your washing machine gets fixed soon and felicidades on tu receta. Well-deserved, amiga.

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  16. O! Y buena suerte con los perritos ... ; D

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  17. Nice to see a Blog entry -  Camera and washing machine - ugh!

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  18. So much news! yay puppies, yay cookbook, yay summer break... and boo washing machine haha

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  19. Such cute pups I'm sure the kids are enjoying them :)

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