Monthly Archives: January 2009

No, Really, I Am Sick Again!

Yes, I am sick again. This time I can’t breathe. Through my nose yes, but my chest is working hard to get airtime. You know how I like to share anatomy lessons with pictures and diagrams of the condition, but my searches showed up with nothing that wouldn’t gross you out. I really do not think my buddies want to see a picture of bronchial tubes with mucus build up! This is what is seriously constricting my air intake. I am back in bed, on antibiotics, and typing this post on my laptop because my late afternoon nap is keeping me from sleeping.

Okay, I will share another little tidbit about myself. I am too cheap to go see a movie in the theater. Yeppers, that is the way it is. In fact, the last time I was in a theater was to see Nemo. It was a birthday party for one of my kids’ friends. It was the other parents’ treat. You see, when your husband designs home theater systems for a living, I get kind of spoiled on the comforts of home while watching a movie with our wonderful system Rhea installed.

All this to say, that the only times I can think of a time where I actually wanted to go to the theater was to see Facing the Giants and to see Fireproof. But no, I did not give in to my desires. I waited and waited and then kept thinking, when will the dvd ever come out? I enjoyed Facing the Giants when it came out on DVD.

Finally, tonight, I got to watch Fireproof. It was so well done too. Excellent material. I cried more when he apologized to his mother than when he and his wife reconciled. Okay, I am assuming you have seen it. I need to take my last round of meds and try to get some sleep.

Yes, Sweetie, I Know

While on the phone with Rhea last night, (he is still in CO on business), he mentioned that I haven’t posted to my blog since he’s been gone (he left last Wednesday and loves to keep up with us through pictures).

I passed the physical last week!

We trust and know this adoption is in God’s hands. The timing will always be His not ours.

Happy New Year!


Yes, I know I promised pictures, but when we got to the mall and got out of the car, I realized I left the camera at home. Big bummer. There were sooo many photo opps! PookieBear loved P.F. Changs. She gobbled steamed and pan-fried dumplings, lettuce wraps, egg drop soup, salmon & brown rice, green tea, and the Great Wall of Chocolate for dessert! Rhea and I had fun too. We had plenty of time to shop and talk. He bought me a new apron and matching oven mitts from Williams-Sonoma and hot tea at Starbucks.

It was a great day. We came home and had more tea grabbed the laptop, went outside to sit on the patio while the kids played outside (it was a beautiful 60F yesterday), and started ‘planning’ our trip to China. We know it is many months away, but we needed an idea of IF we were able to take all the kids and a friend to help with the kids, how much would it cost us? We have lots of hotel points and airline points, but at all the hotels we looked at had a room with a king or a room with 2 singles. This might be tricky. We also found that the max occupancy in a room is 3. That would mean we would have to get 3 rooms! –for 6 of us, an adult friend, and our new child. In any case, I need to get to e-baying again : )

We are off to have dinner with some friends in a bit. Happy New Year!

p.s. Are all you Southern folks having your black-eyed peas today? Mine are on the stove!

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