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.
My bracelet I bought at Aquatica was getting bad, so I decided to change the stretched elastic string to a non-elastic string and a clasp. So I went to the girl’s favorite store, Michaels. It’s a ridiculously big arts and crafts store. It took some time to find what I needed, and after that I was looking for something to buy for the girl’s birthday that’s coming up in three weeks. She said she wanted frosting things, but I think I have to go through the stuff she has first so I don’t buy what she already has. My mom bought two books at a book seminar or something the other day for my hostkids and she will send them here so I can give them those at Christmas. And I wanted to buy the Golden Compass triology for the girl, either birthday or Christmas, but I thought it would be boring for her to just get books on Christmas, so I bought them now instead, for her birthday. I hope she will love them as much as I do! It feels great to already have bought the gift so I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
Speaking of gifts, I am gonna send a gift home to Sweden for moi. Why waste baggage weight when I’m going home for candy? I might as well send it home in a box. So today I bought some bags of M&M White Chocolate Candy Corn and different flavors of Skittles. Now I just have to wait for the package from Amazon with Mentos Green Apple and then hope my mom doesn’t open that package before I come home in about a hundred days ;).
I also bought a bag of Swedish Fish. I’ve been here more than nine months and I haven’t tried the fish that are supposed to be from Sweden. They didn’t taste like the real ones at all, but I liked them! It’s not something I will continue to buy when I feel like a sweet tooth, but they were alright.
This week at the kids’ schools is red ribbon week. Drug awareness or something like that. So they had different clothing themes each day. The girl had “closet explosion” today, and the boy had “future career day”. He is always talking about that he wants to work where his dad is working, at a normal but big company. So today he wore one of his dad’s piké shirts with the company logo and a tiny tie. The shirt was so big it went down to his knees and covered all of his shorts. He looked so adorable!!
I did my extra big German homework today at Swedish School. And until the accident I read The Lost Files. Those novellas are only 100 pages, so I finish at least one every day. Wonder what I will read next?
Anyway, the accident is the boy throwing up pink. One of the moms came and patted my shoulder and told me that the boy was throwing up. I made him drink water and then I rushed home. I really really hate puke and as soon as someone in my presence puke I feel like I have to do it too. He did it one more time in the car, but fortunately I didn’t hear or smell anything but I still felt uneasy. At home he said he was fine but he just threw up again.
This probably means that I have to be home with a puking kid the whole day tomorrow…. That’s like my worst nightmare 😦