May 6, 2011
After traveling since the end of March, I admit to being not only remiss on updating the blog, but I’ve completely lost track of time. I forgot Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day were both this week! Eeek. It wasn’t until 3pm on Thursday that I realized it was already the 5th. We had just gotten back on Monday from Europe and haven’t completely restocked the refrigerator so my options for cooking dinner were rather limited. Living in Taipei makes grocery shopping for “Western” style ingredients a bit challenging at times. I had enough to make chicken taquitos and mango/cilantro margaritas (don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em…they are quite good!). One of our Duffy Bears slipped on his Mexico outfit from Disney California Adventure and the mood was set. Ole!
Not surprisingly, my Mom had to outdo us a bit with one of her Duffy Bears and take him out for Mexican food with them. I am sure she is going to hate me for posting this publicly, but she sent me photos — complete with an attached storyline! It is too cute not to share (sorry Mom!)
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosa’s cantina;
Music would play and Felina would whirl.
Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden;
I was in love but in vain, I could tell.
So, who is this mysterious Felina? Apparently, the restaurant had a special hostess in Mexico costuming to greet people for Cinco de Mayo. Mom asked if she would mind taking a photo with Duffy — too cute!
Hope you had an enjoyable Cinco de Mayo no matter where you celebrated it!