I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. Time flies!
It's been a good week here for us. Here are the highlights:
I love driving. Driving gives me a sense of independence like nothing else does. Always has, since I kicked my dad out of his car minutes after getting my license the day I turned 16.
So, I am happy to announce that I have ventured out and am driving the streets of Big City. That is no small feat, let me tell you. Driving is CRAZY here, but I love it.
Monday our new maid started. Having a maid isn't my favorite thing in the world, but I hate cleaning and I'm pregnant, so it was kind of inevitable.
She cooks. She loves to cook. You all have been listening to me whine for the last month about how I can't eat, can't cook, can't shop, etc. Tonight, I ate so much of what she made that I couldn't take another bite. My stomach is still distended. It was that good.
And, she loves to do hair. So, poor Margarita whom on most days looks like she doesn't have a mom, (despite Steph's great post on hair-dos which can be located in her May archives) got a new do tonight. I was expecting some little pony tails or something. She came upstairs looking like a veritable princess.
So, I think we'll keep her (the maid, not Margarita. I always knew I'd keep Margarita).
Just pretend you can hear me give a long, happy sigh in this category.
Don't get me wrong, church in Small Town was very educational and I loved the people. But, it was a dang lot of work. We have entered into a ward full of "alpha-Mormons" as aptly put by one member. Four mission presidents, two G.A.'s and a handful of "retired" bishops. All English. All the time.
Best of all, I was called to be the Relief Society secretary. Can it get any more cush than that???
Juan Carlos's Future as a Linguist
And finally, I found a cute little Montessori school for Juan Carlos (3 yrs) where they will let him attend just 3 mornings a week instead of 5. Here he will learn not only Spanish and English, but also French. And have chess classes every week. To that I say "Good luck!" He's just now starting to grasp Candyland.
And two sad things:
1) My car is in the shop. Its transmission was not doing so hot. It was only supposed to be gone for 7 days and now it's looking like it will be longer than 2 weeks. :( I miss my car.
2) My screen of my new laptop that Guapo got me for my birthday died this week. All of a sudden it just went white. Now we have to get it to the States somehow to get a new screen. Who knows how long it will be before I can blog from the comfort of my own bed. :(
All in all a very good week.