Skip to main content

A Morning to Myself

This morning, Derwin has a basketball game and I wanted to get some work done at home. Agustina will be there with her nanny, Jessi, so Kirsi got to go to the game and she was very excited. She hasn't seen Agu for quite a while now so she was happy to get the chance to play with her at a basketball game - two cool things in one!!

My plan was to tackle the huge mountain of laundry that we have since Der got the washing machine all hooked up last night and then sort out the playroom/baby's room so we can actually walk in it. I did one load of laundry and noticed that it's leaking in a different spot now so I can't do any more until Der gets back to fix that. I did get to the baby's room and got a few things done but most of the stuff in there actually are boxes that need to go upstairs. So that means I need to wait for Der to carry them upstairs before I can go ahead with those.

Now that my two plans of attack have been foiled, I have to make a decision. What to do with my morning? This is the first time in a very long time that I have been alone with only Simba for company and not know exactly what to do. (Yes, I was alone a few weeks ago when I went for my glucose test but I felt so yucky that I just slept so that doesn't count!) I made myself a cup of coffee and am getting caught up on computer time and then will start reading my book for book club, which is this coming week. It's going to be a wonderful day!!! :)
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Monkey attack, Maid & hired help, Food, and Day 1 in the Books

Dhobi
The doorbell rang this morning and a very shy, humble young man in his 20s introduced himself as Vineet. Vineet is our dhobi.

Every Monday and Thursday morning, we leave our laundry outside our door. Vineet takes and washes, irons, and folds the laundry and returns it to us by the end of the day.

Kirsi, Aidan, and I are having him do our laundry. Dana is doing her own. This service costs us $70 CDN/month.

For all of the sweating that we're going to do here, we feel it's worth it.

Sujata
This afternoon, we met Sujata, who will be our maid. We had phoned her months ago while still living in Canada and arranged to hire her when we arrived in New Delhi.

She seems very nice and the family took to her immediately. She has worked for AES staff before so she knows the ins and outs of campus life.

Her main duties will be cooking and cleaning. She took cooking classes in Vietnamese, Thai, and Mediterranean cooking. She, of course, can cook Indian food as well. We gave her some rupe…

A Day of Firsts at an International School - Geckos, monkeys, and humidity oh my!

We arrived in New Delhi late last night to a warm welcome from the admin and support team from the American Embassy School New Delhi. It was nice meeting the people that were helping us get here in person. They've been very efficient and helpful in navigating the sea of paperwork of applications and visas.

Jet lag had me up at 4:00 in the morning and I immediately checked out the Hindi Devotional playlist on Google Music. I'm really digging the mellow, groove. Click on the link, turn up the music, and keep reading. Aidan is really digging the music, as well.

So far, it's been a day+ of firsts.

Kirsi and Aidan's first long international flight as independent children. They did a great job of navigating all of the steps involved in international travel and are pros now.Our new apartment is really nice - a video tour and pictures to come. Kirsi "loves our apartment, it's awesome."A gecko on the balcony at 1:30 in the morning sent the kids screaming to the sa…

Lodi Gardens & Kirsi's Soccer

Here is what our Saturday has looked like so far: Dana and Aidan Dana and Aidan went with the school group named HOPE at Lodi Gardens. There, they worked with the rest of the staff and students to offer activities to students from a local school. It's an amazing program.
Aidan said that it was "really awesome" to be able to work with the students and that Lodi Gardens was beautiful. 
Dana came away with some amazing photos.
{pictures below}