Like a housewife

This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.

I was really afraid that today would be horrible. Malin went home to Sweden this morning and the kids were crying a lot! First time I’ve seen them cry in almost three weeks (except for the girl this Sunday when she accidently broke a lamp in a store and was so upset). I was prepared to be kind to them and let them be sad if they wanted to. But after breakfast everything was back to normal! Such a relief for me, because it would have been really hard with two crying kids, telling me they hate me and want their old nanny back (yeah, I am called a nanny here – don’t know the difference, so it doesn’t matter).

Before lunch the boy was at a playdate and when I picked him up when I was going to drive him to school I saw two peacocks sitting on a stone wall across the street. There is a peacock farm nearby and I was told they wandered around in the neighborhood, but I haven’t seen any before this week. Saw two three days ago in another yard just sitting there, looking cool.

And while I’m on the animal topic, I saw another tropical animal today, a lizard!! When I got home from dropping off the boy at school I went to the front door to see if my Sony eReader had been delivered yet. It hadn’t, but according to FedEx it will be here on Friday. When I turned around I saw something on the wall, in the corner of my eye. It was a lizard! Don’t know what kind. But it was kind of big, like 1dm from head to tail. I was so excited. But when I told the kids later in the afternoon they just looked at me like I was crazy and said that it was nothing. They have much bigger ones in their backyard sometimes. I am still very excited when I see a hummingbird in the garden. Animals are fun!

Directly after school we went to Jamba Juice in Encinitas. I had a Caribbean something. It was really good; pineapple, mango, strawberry, and more that I don’t remember.

When we got home we did homework and I did the laundry. Thought that I would only get two machines, but now I think I’ve done like six! I had some stains on two of my pants that I saw after the machine was done, so I put on some stain remover . One pair got clean. But my white jeans were still dirty. So I washed them in chlorine and now they are all white again! Finally after four months. It is fun to party with Hanna, our trips to the woods and all of our crazy ideas, but it has its price (this is not the first clothes I get muddy while being drunk). I miss it! I am longing for the second pubcrawl in 2014.

When all the homework was done the girl and I started baking. My host mun told me this morning that we should do some baking today. So we made Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cupcakes. The kitchen was a total mess when I was supposed to start with dinner. But she was kind and helped me clean up (even though she did most of the baking).

I was multitasking like never before. Laundry, cooking, cleaning the surfaces, clearing away things, vacuum, making the table and putting away all the cookies we made. I guess that is what it feels like to be a mum…

For dinner I made a shrimp wok with carrots, broccoli and egg. Served with pasta in lack of noodles.
I thought it was good. But the kids didn’t… once again… They hate my cooking :(.

This morning I called European Wax Center and made an appointment for my free afternoon. The girl who took care of me was so nice. The wax was some imported beads from France that was blue. It hardened on the skin and she just tore the wax of. Not putting a strip on it. That was cool.
It didn’t hurt and all of the hair on my lower legs disappeared. I could get used to this.

When I walked out of there I felt like a new person, newly made nails and silky smooth legs. It’s fun to try new things and feel pretty at the same time!

I’m sorry for the long post today, but I like to write and I feel more comfortable every day writing in English. Now I just want to talk more!

Now I really need to sleep, I am so exhausted and tired. I cross my fingers that the alarm clock in my room will leave me alone tomorrow. 6:15 is way to early to get up. And even though I muted it yesterday, it still woke me up with a pounding heart this morning! I hate it!!

Two peacocks

A lizard! The 1 dm lizard on the wall.

Chocolate chip cookies Messy cupcakes When the girl poured the batter in the forms she thought something was missing because the batter was very thin. She had way too little flour in. So she sprinkled flour over each cupcake and stirred. We haven’t tried them yet, but they look good!

Dinner is served It’s not fun when my cooking isn’t appreaciated… Maybe it will be better when I’m used to cook in another kitchen, with other ingredients. If not, I am gonna hate Wednesdays…

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