Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This and That and the Other

I've been feeling rather uninspired lately, no big news, not much of anything exciting going on, so here are just a few random thoughts and things and stuff that have been running around in my mind.

1. Max has just finished his final exams at school. I drilled him on all his English stuff and he knew it cold, but his English teacher said he couldn't name some of the animals. He knows them, he just didn't want to tell her. I think he thinks she's dense, "Well duh teacher, you don't know? Well, I'm not going to tell you!"

2. Car troubles. The "service engine soon" light has been on in the car for ages and ages and we've had to ignore it ($$$). Last week the car started to make a sound like "squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaal squeal squeal squeaaaaaaal" when driving so we thought it would be best to get it looked at. 2000 pesos got us oil/filter change and a few other goodies, but alas, the squeal was a result of the dying brakes. So, off to the brake place today for 1500 pesos, hopefully that will allow the neighbours to get their hearing back. Of course, the original mechanic says we've got to overhaul a whole bunch of other things, but they can wait, brakes seem to be an essential part of the machine, any other problems won't lead to us flying off a bridge into the abyss. (Ok ok, not many bridges or abysses (abysi?) in Cancun, but allow me my literary expression please!)

3. Work (my "real" work, not playing on the internet "work") is going very well. Still working at a reduced rate of pay, but continuing to love my job. Friday I'll be running a workshop, training the other teachers. I'm excited about it! I'm secretly calling it "The Grammar Hammer: How to Pound Verbs into Thick Skulls".

4. With the parents coming to visit real soon, I have continued looking for the perfect escape with them. I am really leaning towards Holbox, but want their opinion on it. I've been calling them and calling them and haven't been able to contact them for about five days! Dad works (worked?) at GM World Headquarters, what do you think the chances are he ran off with the petty cash and went to Vegas? (About 50/50, haha). Just kidding Dad but hey, give me a call!

5. Puppies! You may recall some time ago that I had helped to rescue a pretty little street doggy named Princesa. I had taken her to the vet to get fixed but they couldn't do the surgery as she was in heat. I took her to her new home with a co-worker and said we could take care of the spaying in a few weeks. A few days later I pulled into the parking lot at work and there she was! I asked her why she was there but she just looked at me lovingly and wagged her tail, very uncommunicative. I got inside and found her new "daddy" who told me she had broken her leash the night before and took off. Somehow she found her way back to where we had found her. Cut to this week. DoggyDaddy announced that Princesa/Sasquatcha had had puppies. Little tramp went and got herself knocked up during her night of freedom. Watch this space for pictures and pleas for adoption!

And that's about it. Or, that's about all I have the focus for today. Feeling quite scattered and loopy, sorry for the randomness of this post. Have a fab day!


KfromMichigan said...

Can't wait to see the "tramp" puppies. How bout update pictures of Ziggy and ?? (forgot the other name)

Kelly said...

Oooh, can't wait to see the puppies and hear the final decision on the trip with parents (Vicarious trip planning? Certainly not!). Also, congrats to Max and his momma, made it through another school year!

Gaelyn said...

Bummer about the car. It seems it's always something breaking down. Why can't the dam things be made to last forever, even if we don't check the fluids.
Good luck with the puppy adoption.

Heather said...

Oh puppy pixs and I 2nd an update post on the kitties!

Unknown said...

Can you please give us an status update on all the closings in Cancun from the Flu situation? Has everything reopened, if not what is still closed and are all the hotels operating again?

CancunCanuck said...

KfromMichigan- I'm going to try to visit puppies this week. I'll try to capture Ziggy and Buzz, but they're so fat I can't fit them all into one picture, haha.

Kelly- I'm excited to meet tramp puppies myself! And (drum roll please)....We've booked an all inclusive in Akumal for the parents trip, whoohoo! I haven't had rest and relaxation in ages, cold beer and beach, here I come!

Gaelyn - Oh, so many conspiracy theories that cars are built to break down, keeps the car companies in business (well, in theory!). I hope we can find homes for the babies, will keep everyone posted.

Heather- Cats are FAT, I'll try to get some pics today and share them. They are camera shy and it's hard to capture the glory of their big bellies. :)

Terri- Several hotels re-opened on June 1st, but there are still many closed. I can't seem to find the list, but when I do I will let you know. I do know that the hotels that are closed are consolidating their guests, no one is going without a room and for the most part, everyone is getting some nice upgrades.

Unknown said...

Thanks. I'd appreciate a status on the restaurants as well. We are scheduled to be there next weekend for a whole week, and want to plan accordingly.

Lastly, was wondering if the trampolines (attached to bungy cords) are open too (located in the malls). My daughter just loves them and she is doing extra chores to be able to enjoy this when we go.

CancunCanuck said...

Terri- All the restrictions have been lifted and everything should be running normally (restaurants, bars, tours, etc). I haven't been out to the hotel zone for a while, but I believe the bungy jumpy thingies are operating (my son loves them too!). Try the Plaza Forum in the evenings or Plaza la Isla. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

No need to apologize for the randomness of this post. I like hearing what is going on in your day to day life.

Jorge said...

It is impossible to post pictures of your cats... too fat!

CancunCanuck said...

Jackie- Aww ,thanks, nice to know that my boring little life is interesting to someone, haha!

Jorge- Yeah, yeah "my cats", you love them too, haha. Fat yes, it's your son's fault! :)

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