Monday, June 29, 2009

33 days...

33 DAYS! What?! Where did the summer go?

Had a very long conversation with Fredrik the other night, and in talking about how excited I am to move there, I actually started to express, out loud, my fears and anxiety about moving overseas. I've been having bad dreams that I get lost somewhere in Göteborg and I can't find my way home, or that I go out with Fredrik's friends and they all HATE me because I'm American, and the list goes on! I'm nervous! Fredrik, being absolutely wonderful, had only comforting and helpful things to say, but man, it's still scaring me a little bit.

My last day at Raintree I received a bracelet from one of the families that says "Embrace the journey" on it, I pretty much keep saying that to myself, and Fredrik reminds me often! Luckily I have that constant reminder.

All and all I'm still really excited, and I have so much to do in 33 days, during which I have 2 vacations planned! Next weekend is the Miller family reunion in Yankton, South Dakota for the 4th of July, and the next week is our annual family vacation in Delta-Drummond, Wisconsin! So I am a busy girl, I don't even have time to be nervous!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dishwasher 101

Step 1:
Depending on the power of your dishwasher, rinse off your plate.

Step 2:
Open dishwasher. Usually there is a little handle or clutch type thing you barely need to squeeze or raise to release the door.

Step 3:
Put in utensils i.e. fork, knife, spoon, into the container specially made for holding utensils. Do not fill these too full, otherwise your untensils will not get clean.

Step 4:
Put plate, plates, bowl, pots, etc, in an appropriate section of the dishwasher. Note: It is best to place things next to each other, but NOT touching other things. There are spindles or hooks or whatever to separate your dishes. Dishwashers are made specifically to wash your dishes, so they are designed to help you to their fullest potential as long as you use about .5% of your brain power and use some common sense.

Step 5:
Close door. Make sure you hear a click! That means the door is all the way closed.

Step 6:
You probably don't even have to start it if you have a mom or a big sister to do it for you.

Note on all:
If the person who made dinner UNLOADED the dishwasher prior to cooking dinner and specifically states "hey guys, the dishes in the dishwasher are dirty", then you are definitely required to follow these EASY 6 steps.

I know most of my readers, all 3 of them, probably do this job numerous times a day. Probably already know the steps, and all the little tricks. But hopefully, ONE DAY, the one person I want to read this will read it. But most likely not. But it sure did feel good to vent it all out!

On a better note: I'm much better. Still struggling with the cough. I was better Monday, but then on Tuesday couldn't sleep and the fever came back with a vengence. My poor mom has just been put down though. She is still so so very sick. I'm working my booty off to help her as much as I can, but man, that woman must work HARD! I feel like I'm constantly cleaning up everybody elses mess! I know when she feels better, I'm gonna continue with the helping! You really appreciate somebody once you start doing their job.

Monday, June 15, 2009

So sick

So I went to Emporia Friday night on a whim, had a pretty good time. But hey, it's Emporia...I digress...

Drove home very early Saturday morning, feeling only slightly tired. So I ate some breakfast and decided to finish my night of sleep. I fell asleep at 9am and woke up around noon. Had some Chinese food with my family (who had been feeling REALLY under the weather for a day or 2), while I thought poor suckers, little did I know what was coming. So, I helped my mom fill some envelopes for the CASA 4 CASA event, and all the sudden needed to cough, and cough and cough and cough. I felt HORRIBLE! I went to my bed around 1pm, and slept till 8pm! I then suffered the whole night from an aching body, fever, cough, head ache and sharp pains shooting throughout my body! Oh, and to top it off, I have poison ivy on my left forearm and on my face! And nobody will give me medicine or cream or anything! I'm basically as miserable as I can be right now.

Today, I do feel much better. After a really amazing bath, I felt clean, and slightly rested. But this illness kick my butt! Hopefully tomorrow I'll be somewhat close to 100%. But I'm sad to hear today that my niece, Emma, is sick too.

On a jollyer note, I don't work at all this week. :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

1 week later...

I have watched season 1-4 in less than 1 week, just so I can catch up with the season 5 premiere. I already missed the premiere, but I will watch the premiere and the new episode this Monday. This show is amazing. It's so incredibly morally wrong, but man, I love it!

On another note, the party is scheduled! July 25th at 7:30 at my moms house! I'm really excited and she made the cutest little picture for it, she even looked up how to say "good bye" in Swedish. What a funny gal. I'm really excited! I even went and bought a Swedish/English dictionary today with my Borders gift card! Haha. Hopefully this...helps. Seeing as my Swedish is, probably the worst ever attempt at Swedish...ever.

Also, I have bangs now, and I love them. Mom thinks I look like Cher or Ringo Star, that concerns me. And Marshall thinks I look like Cleopatra, I guess that's better? I had SUCH a great time with my sisters, Emily and Aliza. We found a tree branch and decided to have some fun. So here you go and here are the bangs! Oh yea! I'm SUCH a dork! But it's ok, Fredrik still loves me.

Hej då! For all you Swedish speakers...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Stop growing!

How time flies! I took the picture of Emma at her first t ball game about 3 days ago, and the ice cream picture I took when she was 10 months old, eating her first ice cream cone! I remember the day she was born! Over four years ago! Oh, I love this little girl very much! Can't wait to watch her grow up into an adult!