Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Claire is really into this "South America" LATE culture.

Background: As you know from my previous whiny posts, nothing ever happens when you need it, ask for it, or expect it here in our new culture. For goal driven, list-checkers like myself (aka: annoying people) ......it drives me nuts!

The story: Claire has been having chronic stomach pain that we had evaluated, had an ultrasound (all was well), did a urine sample, and now we were on the fun part......5 days of poo samples to check for parasites. Oh, yea baby! Fun times.

Claire has taken 2 1/2 weeks to collect 5 poo samples.

...........ugh....tell me she has not adjusted to the South American way of doing things!
Wow....Mom got 2 thumbs up from each girl yesterday for "mystery day"!! We all had a hoot.....

I got up an made empanadas, M&M cookies and packed a picnic. We drove to this HUGE park about 20 minutes from the house. Sat out in the grass and stared at the US Flag flying over the embassy residence.....what a way to spend Memorial Day!

After lunch, we played a serious game of 2 on 2 soccer, flew the kites and then packed it all up and rented bicycles. The park is so big that they rent bikes, roller blades, paddles boats, etc.

It was awesome and the best part was that I got to spend it with my 3 best friends in the whole wide world! I love you guys!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Did I mention that I made my first ever homemade sausage yesterday? It was perfect!

That is one thing that we have really missed is sausage and the different dishes that I used to make using sausage. But now......we don't miss it anymore!!!!

(I also made homemade hot chocolate!)


.........sigh.......I feel so domestic! :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I think I must have misunderstood the meaning of a few words in my Spanish language classes. Seems there are a few that I should go back and study again .......

manana- tomorrow or in the morning ?

la proxima fin de semana - next weekend?

15 days - 15 days?

un mes y nada mas - 1 month and no more

Strange, seems that NONE of these words have the SAME meaning as the dictionary...otherwise I would have my stove, dishwasher, chair, crate, visas.......

Thursday, May 21, 2009

.....don't have time to chat......

.......got my new washing machine today.......

.......busy washing EVERYTHING...I mean EVERYTHING in the house.....



(so exciting!)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Olivia's track and field presentation day

video

...but at least I got my BED today!!! yeah....


.....singin the "I ain't got no washer, stove or furniture blues".......



.. ..wanna join me?


....there is always room for one more at my pity parties!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

....no really, Mom


stop crying and reading the e-cards and go finishing painting your kitchen!!!!!



Love you and Happy Mom's Day one more time!


Now GO!

Happy Mother's Day Mom

Hey Mom....I know you will read this because you check my blog about a million times a day! You are my most faithful reader HAHA.

Happy Mother's Day to you! We love you and miss you.

See you and Dad in about 6 weeks!

....now go finish painting your kitchen~!!!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Me: "You guys....this house looks like a train wreck!"

Olivia: "Mom, what is a train wreck?"

Me: "It means that this house is a disaster because you two haven't picked up your mess."

Olivia: "Well Mom, but you know that we are just poor little girls living here in Argentina suffering."


I love the suffering part. That is so ......so.......HILARIOUS! Oh, save it for the next volume of "How being an MK ruined my life!"

I sure do love my girls...they keep us laughing.

yep....that's pretty much our life at the moment.....

......house phone doesn't work and hasn't for days

.....thinking what I might could fix for supper using my propane camping stove

.....checking poop for parasites

......waiting for what day next their going to say that I might get an appliance...any appliance....or perhaps a BED

.....doing a really hard jigsaw puzzle and having hot cocoa with my girls......now that part is PRICELESS!

Friday, May 8, 2009

........today.......don't even ask!


I am going downstairs to bake some chocolate chip cookies and eat them and everything else in the house that is OVER 3000 calories per bite.


.....nuff said!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

They put a boot on my car!!!! I still can't believe it! In case you don't know what that is.....it is the HUGE HONKIN YELLOW METAL PIECE THAT WRAPS AROUND YOUR FRONT TIRE AND MAKES YOUR CAR UNDRIVABLE.

.......treated like a common criminal

.......MARKED in the community

........NO WAY, I didn't pay the ticket because it was their parking machine that ate my parking token!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A shoutout to my Sis...Liesa!


I love it when we CHARLAR and laugh about our crazy lives! I guess it takes one to understand one, huh?


Your friendship is as valuable as your CELL PHONE!!!!


Have a great end of the week and weekend...I will talk to ya soon!


Love ya!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My precious sleeping disciples


Different way of looking at "sleeping disciples". By the way, that is Olivia's toothfairy pillow....she lost a tooth in the cinamon toast that morning.