Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Catch Up

I’m not feeling the blog lately.

I’ve been busy. I am bored. I feel blah.

Add to that the fact that I made a promise to myself that I was NOT going to write anything depressing here anymore and that leaves me with not a lot to say. (Our situation has not changed. Joe has not found a job. We have not received unemployment. We do not know where we are going to live-Oops! Wasn’t going to talk about that stuff. Moving on.)

The Samurai exhibit was cool. We had a good time. I don’t think either of us has ever been to the opening of an exhibit before. Even if it was just a little museum down the street, it was kind of neat to get all dressed up and attend. They even had food! I know. I doesn’t take a lot to excite me.

Friday Joe and I got to have dinner with one of my most favorite bloggers ever. This in itself is quite a feat, seeing as though she lives all the way over on the East Coast and I never dreamed we would actually ever get to meet in person! She happened to be out our way for a family event and we made plans to meet for dinner.

Everything about the evening was awesome. Awesome conversation, awesome food, awesome person (as I knew she would be). I can’t post any pictures or tell you her name, because she likes to keep her identity on the down low (unlike me, who puts every little bit of my personal life out on the internet for you all to read). She said it would be o.k. if I linked to her blog though.

Her blog is Journeywoman. I have been following for what seems to be a long time now. We’re both DTC in the same month for China, so it is at least 3 years. Maybe more. She is smart and funny and sometimes a bit cynical (which I love) and we have been through so many of the same experiences trying to build our families that as soon as we sat down I felt like I had known her for years. Which I guess I have, in the way that reading someone’s blog makes you feel like you “know” someone. All in all, it was a wonderful night and I am so grateful that she took time out of her trip to meet up with us.

Thank you Journeywoman!

Saturday I had lunch with my Dad, then Joe and I headed over to the tennis courts to hit a few balls around. (Tennis balls people!) I wish I could say all of this tennis is improving my game, but sadly that isn’t the case. It is, however, helping with my goal of exercising more, so it’s all good.

Sunday Joe and I spent all day starting a (much needed) remodel on my Dad’s bathroom. We got one coat of paint done and it is looking better already. Next weekend we need to put one more coat of paint on, then install a new toilet and vanity. I was so sore on Monday I could hardly walk. Who knew that painting was such a workout? Certainly not me. I suppose that speaks volumes about how bad of physical shape I’m in. I’m trying to remedy that, K? More on that another time.

Lastly, yesterday when Joe came to pick me up from work (Yes, we are still sharing a car. Yet another thing I don’t want to talk about), he brought the mail with him and in it was a lovely package from Rhonda over at Rhonda and Company. I had the pleasure of meeting Rhonda and family at the Northern CA Adopters picnic that M3 had last spring.
In the package was a lovely lifebook that she had received a duplicate of when she adopted her beautiful Lizzie and she gifted it to me. It is beautiful and I love it! I don’t have any pictures of it yet(because I suck), but take my word for it, it is bee-yoo-tee-ful and it was so nice of Rhonda to think of me. Pictures to come.

Thanks Rhonda!

Well I think that catches you up on my fascinating life over the last few days. I have droned on long enough here at work when I am supposed to be working so I’d better sign off.

Oh yeah, tomorrow I am going to a taping of the Ell.en Degen.eres show and I am super excited about it! Full report on Thursday.


Lea said...


SO great that you are getting exercise. Hang in there my friend.


The Frost Family said...

Hi, Michelle!!

I received the wall hanging and bracelets a few days ago! I meant to let you know sooner, but it's been super crazy around here.

They are all beautiful! My husband is really impressed as well! We have hung the hanging in her room and she loves it! She has seen both bracelets and loves them. I cannot wait to wear them together!

She also loved the hoppy chick you sent for her! It makes her giggle really hard! And she is a bubble girl...thank you so very much for adding the extras in...they are truly wonderful!

I hope you are doing well! Take care and, again, thank you so, so much for the beauty you have added to our lives!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it is okay to talk about the bad stuff. It is a part of your journey along with the good. Hang in there.

My mother just went to an Ellen taping. She felt that is was very prescriptive. I imagine it has to be.

Kayce said...

Argh to our state!!!!! Okay I just had to say that!

Glad you got to meet up with a good friend, we know how that boosts our spirits! Enjoy the show, I know you've been looking forward to it for a while now. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Tracy said...

I really think you should try to sell your bracelets-they are so pretty and it would bring in some extra money for you.

Could you please tell me how much you charge for one-because if you are willing I want to buy one for Amelia's Guiping Sister so they have matching bracelets. Her name is Kaylee (I'm assuming you will charge more for a longer name like that? If not-you should....lol).

Oh, and if you decide to sell me one-there is no rush on making it-so no big deal if you are not in the mood right now.

Rhonda said...

I'm so glad the memory book made it there safe and sound. I couldn't be happier that it is with you! Take care!