Thursday, August 25, 2005

Good stuff I'm jazzed about

1. Kelly and Danny agreed to watch the kids while we are in China. They told us last night at church and I made a complete fool of myself, hugging them and jumping around. They were our first choice, and they will be awesome. I am so, so, so, so, excited.

2. The sunflower that Ms. Boo planted is about to bloom. I am glad it made it this far. She was so excited about seeing it flower.

3. We sent our visa applications to the travel agent. That makes me feel like stuff is progressing.

4. Diane is awesome. She just keeps giving me more helpful information about KunMing and Chinese culture.

5. I am not nervous or stressed about our trip, which is probably about a month away. I like calm.

6. I got all of Mr. Bug's old clothes out of the dresser in the nursery and replaced them with the stuff we are getting for Ms. Bao. I also got all the clothes that the kids have outgrown, and I have been storing under the crib, and packed them up for storage.

7. Yesterday the kids and I had one of those times when we were all together goofing around. We ended up repeating a rhyme about it that I made up as we sat there. It seems to have turned into a little ritual. I like it because the rhyme is about all three of my babies.

8. The play clay recipe from the "boredom busters" book I have has been very well received by the kids. They keep getting it out and playing, contentedly.

9. Tomorrow is a scrapbooking night. I like scrapbooking, obviously, but I am really looking forward to hanging out with the ladies.

10. Paul and I have had a chance to sit and talk after dinner every night this week. Neither of us planned it (sadly) but I think I might suggest that we make it a habit.

11. Several folks have been contacting me via e-mail with a lot encouraging words and shared excitement... and even footage of Chris Farley (I think that's his name) dancing around like - well - like Chris Farley.

12. My son sings and it is cute.

13. I had enough foresight to mark down the leaf collection dates when I read them yesterday. We have had too many dead patches in our grass because we have left huge piles of leaves on the lawn all winter - all because we didn't know when the leaves were supposed to be collected.

14. Green tea.

15. Ms. Bao is coming!!!

16. My friend Jenny is having a baby in September.

17. The weather is beautiful. Warm enough, but not humid. Windows have been open all week.

18. Tomatoes are currently being harvested from our back yard.

19. I am reading, and enjoying it.

20. Warren has been up and around. His blood vessels are constricting a bit, but so far no stroke. (As of Sunday's update from Heather.)


Blogger yomama said...

16. the jenny i know?

19. whatcha reading?


Thu Aug 25, 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger PEZmama said...

Maureen -
No, not the Jenny you know.

Just finished reading "The First Emancipator," and I'm almost done with "Attaching in Adoption." Helen and I started reading "Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger" together, but that is on hold now, I think. So, I just picked up "Reading Lolita in Tehran" from the library tonight.

Thu Aug 25, 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Tell Heather I've been keeping her and her husband close to my heart and wish them the very best.

Sat Aug 27, 01:32:00 AM  

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