But seriously folks, I had a very adult day today. I fired another maid. I attended my first PTA meeting. I played Bunco.
In other news...
We got word that our stuff arrived in Chennai last week, and after clearing customs, it will be delivered on Thursday afternoon. I'm so excited to see everything that we packed up 3 months ago; especially our bed. We have not had a good night's sleep since we arrived. The Consulate provided bed is smaller than we're used to, and it collapses into the center to create a valley. A valley of discomfort, which Matt calls "Back-ache Canyon."
We discovered that we have a banana tree in our backyard. As I don't venture out in the back very often, I never noticed it. They're not ripe yet, but when they are watch out! We found out we also have a mango tree in the yard. But the mangoes are nearing the end of the season, so we will have to wait until next year to enjoy them.
I think I may have actually hired a permanent housemaid (the 4th one). However, she's not able to start until mid-October, as that's when her current employers leave India. So for now I'm still maid-less and stuck cleaning my own crappers. Thankfully, she is able to babysit in the evenings, so I've hired her for every Saturday night until we leave India so that we can go out on our own and enjoy a date-night without the kids.
The monsoon season is slowly rearing its ugly head. It's starting to pour here, and the roads and infrastructure are not able to sustain the overflowing waters. It's quite warm out when it rains, and insanely humid. My hair is thoughtfully taking on a whole new style of frizz. I now have a halo of hair that stands up about an inch on top of my entire head. Yeah, I'm a looker.
Here's something else to see...
Our Banana Tree