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#1 of 9 Old 03-01-2009, 08:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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...down across the border.

Disposable diapers (which we bought to make the trip easier, theoretically) have a horrid, pungent, perfumey odor that permeates everything, especially when in the close quarters of a vehicle, and made me gag repeatedly. Ugh -- I can still smell them now, even though we're back.

Cell phones don't work well if you accidentally back over one with your minivan.

Mexican coca-cola comes in these lovely little glass bottles and is made with real sugar instead of corn syrup and helps calm a dodgy stomach caused by breathing too many disposable diaper fumes quite nicely. I bought two cases of it to bring back home.

Juniper bushes, while ordinarily a lovely, green addition to the desert landscape, are NOT your friend in late February/early March, when they release billowy clouds of pollen and cause your poor, pg, immunosuppressed body to sneeze uncontrollably. Achoo! :

Gorditas are food of the gods. Really, truly. So are strawberries and cream paletas (Mexican popsicles.)

Travelling and staying up FAR too late can turn you from being a mere 9 1/2 wks. pg when you start out the day to looking 17 mos. pg by the time you go to sleep. Amazing!

3 days of intermittent car travel is just enough time to get 12" worth of a newborn pair of longies knitted.

I have neither any ideas nor any desire to cook dinner for my family tonight.

That is all. How was your weekend?

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My weekend. . .turned 10 weeks on Sat and that mythical pregnancy fatigue which so far had passed me by hit full force. Just when I was supposed to be working on my big school project (I am a grad student and writing--or trying to write--my Master's thesis.) So I spent most of yesterday laying around the house feeling guilty about laying around.

I got very grumpy at DH b/c I was just grumpy and tired and hated thinking about food or cooking. . .but got him to take me out to dinner And made brownies which did improve my mood some--and somehow brownies I don't mind cooking and eating, its just regular food that I hate!

Today it is raining and I am getting a little work done, so maybe the weekend won't be a total loss after all.

BTW Genevieve, I grew up in NM. . .and I still miss the juniper and the desert.

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NM is our home of record. But, boy, am I allergic to Juniper!

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Sorry : I meant Guinevere. . . its just the preg brain doing its thing.

PS--Mexico sounds like fun! Haven't been in awhile, but I second you on the sodas in the glass bottle and popsicles. . .and my favorite queso fundido. . .mmmmm

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OMG I LOVE Mexican Coke! I'm so jealous!!!!!

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Kinda OT...but I heard this weekend that one of the soda companies, can't remember if it's Coke or Pepsi, is coming out with a limited edition version with sugar instead of corn syrup. Has anyone else heard that? I'm intrigued!!

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Not in you DDC but Costco carries Mexican Coke in Colorado and Sam's Club Used to.
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Yep, NM's Costcos (at least around us) carry Mexican Coke, as well, but it's in the huge bottles, not the nice, reasonably-portioned-sized little ones (I think they're 8 oz.? Maybe even 6 oz.), and they run something like $18/case, instead of $6 in Mexico.

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yes I was actually at costco in north tx today and they have coke bottled in mexico made with real sugar....I couldn't justify the $24 (I think that's how much, pg brain) for 24 bottles, maybe it was 18 or 19 $ but still I couldn't do it. They looked like 8oz size maybe....again I am claiming pg brain, but man the real glass bottles were awesome!

Sounds like you learned many valuable lessons on your trip

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Erin
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