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.
The new Cheesecake Factory up in Escondido has been open since November 26th and today I went there finally. I picked up Johanna and we actually got there before all the stores open, because the restaurant is in the Westfield North County mall. My bad. So we sat down at Starbucks for like an hour and talked. Her debut there, congratulations! Then came Lovisa and we pretty much went to the restaurant right away. It didn’t open until 11am so we had to wait outside for a few minutes. Inside was very similar to the one in Mission Valley, the same orange-brown interior but it was a little bit more fancy with cool designs on the lamps and stuff. What’s also very good about that place (except that it is much closer) is that it was divided, so it won’t get so loud. I liked that place, even if the view we had was over the stores.
I had my usual, the Roasted Pear and Bleu Cheese Flatbread Pizza. And for dessert, and my 16th cheesecake, Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake (A Cheesecake Factory Original – Layers of Moist Chocolate Cake, Chewy Brownie, Toasted Coconut-Pecan Frosting and Creamy Chocolate Chip Coconut Cheesecake). We all three shared it and it was as delicious as all the others I’ve tried.
Right after I dropped Johanna off and picked up the kids from school. The girl spent the afternoon at a friend’s house doing a history project and I and the boy did some grocery shopping. Then homework and I cooked tacos for dinner. I don’t have many Tuesdays left to cook so now I have to do all the favorites, so next week I will do the fishpudding again. And after that I only have to more Tuesdays in January, I don’t think I have to cook on Christmas Eve and the week after I’m not working, because that’s New Year’s Eve.
This morning when I was waiting for the boy’s school to start I was almost freezing to death. Last night after my class it was only 38F (3C)!! And this morning was like 50F, but the sun wasn’t warming at all. It was so cold my nail broke when I touched it. Brrr! And ouch!
And this afternoon when I was waiting in the car for the girl’s school to end, well, not just this afternoon, almost every afternoon. I laugh at all the Americans who try to parallel park with their humungous cars. They are driving back and forth so many times and it looks so funny. It reminds me of those funny movies of people who can’t park, haha.
This woman was driving back and forth like this at least four times!!
Johanna’s first Starbucks! Skinnylicious Roasted Pear and Bleu Cheese Flatbread. #16 Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake.
My super amazing chocolate Advent Calendar my amazing mom sent me 🙂 <3. Sweden is becoming Americanized. Why not just say “pepparkaka” instead of “gingerbread” and “öppna” instead of “open”? I don’t think we will speak Swedish in Sweden in the future… This was by the way a real favorite with the kids, they loved it!!This car again! I don’t know if you remember that I saw this car like in the spring and laughed about it? In Swedish it reads “F(h)järta saker” (=fart things), haha!