Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Our 2 week anniversary and the holiday is over...

Blue Californian SkySo today marks our second week here on American soil and the weird thing is that it still feels like we're on holiday!

All the signs are there, we're running out of our Molton Brown Shower gel, our last supply of Twinings Breakfast Tea has gone (although have discovered a new stash at Vons), we have handfuls of random (what we once considered foreign) coins that we really don't know what to do with....

....basically it feels like the end of a two week holiday, but this time we're not coming home.

As often happens when you start to relax you come down with a cold and that's exactly what's happened to me, especially after all the plane flights and air conditioning. But like a trooper I'm soldiering on. The great weather helps and hence why I've posted this picture of the sky - how blue is that!! It's so lovely and clear at the moment and certainly just one of the benefits of living in California.

We took a quick trip to the Social Security offices in Burbank today to get Charlie his social security number. It didn't take that long at all and hopefully he'll be able to collect it next week, which helps us to start doing all kinds of things like getting a Californian driver's licence, helping with all kinds of credit issues and ultimately for tax purposes.

So today I've been attempting to read the California Driver Handbook, which has a special intro by our Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is very hard to take seriously. Next step once we have the social security number is to book an appointment to take the written test, which if I pass will mean I get a learner's permit - then look out California as Jason hits the road!!

In other celebrity led news, Dancing with the Stars premiered last night on ABC. It's basically the U.S. version of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and their big 'names' for season 6 seem to be Steve Guttenberg (of Cocoon, Police Academy & 3 Men and a Baby fame) and Priscilla Presley (can't wait to see her dancing to see if her face moves!).

Anyway, that's it for today, will hopefully be back on form tomorrow!

1 comment:

Rosie said...

"....basically it feels like the end of a two week holiday, but this time we're not coming home."

Gracious J that made me cry, hope you feel better soon and you should make a list of things 'for friends to bring when they visit', then you'll be stocked up again in no time.

Wrap up warm mmmm guess that's not applicable anymore - so relax and take it easy..


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