This is Day 3 since Raquel left. She is on vacation for a month. Maybe she will come back. I really don’t know. It’s okay though if she doesn’t.
I haven’t done housework in about six years. Before that I always had Moonbeam and Sunshine to help me around the house. So having a housemaid has spoiled me some.
I kind of miss doing housework though. Friday was the first official day of getting back into the groove of things. I thought that it was pretty easy. I enjoyed vacuuming and dusting and washing dishes. I had the kids help me out some and I get after them to pick up their stuff and to pick up the mess they make (I’ve always done this before anyway).
Friday night I took the kiddos to Ajman Festival. I call it the Chinese Market because most of the vendors are Chinese. Anyway, we walked around the big tent. Buttercup and I each bought nice wallets. I also bought some house dresses and PJs for Rosebud and Daisy. The kiddos rode the carnival rides. After shopping in the tent, I bought chicken shawarmas, one potato paratha (spicy!) and one order of a Cheese and Egg Fatayer (huge!) The fatayer was delicious. The evening was really nice and the weather was cool, Alhamdulilah. Day 1 wasn’t so bad. But I went to bed really tired and hit the sack at 10:00pm.
I was just too tired so right after lunch I took a siesta for a couple of hours. I slept so good but then woke up with a headache.
I made a hummingbird cake last night for Buttercup to take to school. The girls there will be celebrating their teacher’s birthday. While I made the cake, Buttercup made cream cheese frosting for the cake. The cake came out uneven (sloped) so she trimmed off the top some. Little Man and I snacked on that part of the cake and it was delicious! I need to make some today again for the family.
Little Man offered to wash dishes last night and I let him. Afterwards I checked how good of a job he did and I had to re-do some dishes because he wasn’t so thorough (smile). Even before going to bed he helped me pick up in the living room. Poor habibi…he is such a good boy, MashaAllah. But last night we went to bed soooo late. It must have been almost 1am!
I am typing this up during my break from housework. So I have to get back to it or else I can be online all day.