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Monday, August 30, 2010

S'pore...so much to blog, so hot....

Sunday, August 29, 2010
I’m in a daze still, is it fatigue, jet-lag, or a basic numbness to the drastic, crazy life choice I have just embarked upon?? Blake has another nasty sinus cold, hoping and praying with his nasty snot producing sneezing he’ll clear out the sinuses and avoid a secondary infection. I still don’t know diddly about our health insurance, much less a physician to call upon. Nevertheless, we start the big 3 year old birthday at 3am. Yes, folks, 3am. At 6am we headed to a very large store in little India called Mustafa. It has everything you could possibly dream of buying and for much less than the regular, non-smelly stores. A Kmart or Wal-Mart type. I was the whitest of all, I don’t think many tourists nor expats visit here, but I could be wrong. Within 1 hour 3 people asked if the boys were twins, 2 insisted on scrubbing Blake’s hair and 1 on doing high-fives over and over with Blake. Purell anyone?? Yes, it’s in the DOUBLE wide stroller with me, which I have brought along which now seems a bit overbearing. Oh well, they are both exactly where I left them when I turn to read 1 of the 50 varieties of rice, so I guess it’s worth it. After 2 buses, 2 MRT rides, and then a cab ride, I am READY for home. Home where I am NOT sweating. Naps for everyone, and then off to Chili’s a familiarity we needed tonight and a birthday chocolate molten cake. Yum!@!! And being the heathens we are today, we stopped off to get a much overdue hair cut for the boys.. SO sad, I actually came home and fixed them both with the handy-dandy scissors I brought along. With boys in the Asian person side bathtub, I go to tend to the dirty dishes that have to be hand washed, where is that domestic helper again?, and end the evening with a cock roach on my kitchen counter. SIGH…now, cock dead, dishes are done, I’m freaking about leaving out the bread, both boys crying their eyes out due to fatigue and I wonder, “wow, what have I done?”

Bane of my existence....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ok, so these little "steps" are in each of the bathrooms and in the kitchen. They are here in order to wash out the area without flooding the rest of the home. I don't understand it, we are perfectly capable of moping our floors in America and we don't flood our homes and we have clean floors as well. So here they are regardless of what we Americans are able to do... you have to remember to step down and certainly step up, otherwise you have a stubbed toe and in my case 4 broken toenails.... bane of my existence #1... unfortunately I foresee more.....