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.
In exactly ten weeks I will almost be home in Sweden. I will probably be waiting for my flight in Frankfurt to Gothenburg. Ten weeks sounds both like a lot and nothing at all. Ten weeks is one fifth of a whole year! But in ten weeks it will be beginning of February which is so soon. It’s just December and January in between. I’ve accepted that I’m going home and I’m not as upset about it as I was on Thursday. But I’m not happy about it either. I totally understand what past au pairs meant by mixed feelings.
This morning I didn’t sleep well at all, I had a very annoying headache but I was too tired to get out of bed and get an aspirin. And I thought that if I just lay still it would go away. It did partly, but I still woke up several times per hour and decided to get up at 10:30. I’ve been feeling pretty crappy the whole day, feverish and my nose has been runny. So I stayed home, sorting through all my ebooks. I wanted to go and look at a new suitcase for my trip to Hawaii and home, but didn’t feel good enough. Maybe I will do it tomorrow. I know I have plenty of time to buy one, but Kohls have a really awesome sale on Samsonite suitcases ($200 instead of $400) and I don’t know for how long.
After my super relaxed day I went to German class. When everyone was struggling making up answers to the teachers questions I just sat there and smiled for myself because I thought it was so easy. I have such a big advantage compared to the Americans that I feel bad for them and I am mostly quiet in class. Today we read some texts out loud and I translated two out of three. That was actually really hard and many words I accidently translated into Swedish!
On my way home I stopped to do some grocery shopping and found a Coke bottle in the form of a ball. It was so cute I couldn’t resist buying it even if I’m not much of a soda drinker anymore.
It has been very nice with a day off and I look forward to another lazy day tomorrow. The family is coming home tomorrow evening.