Thursday, March 11, 2010

SOMETHING EXCITING.....

This morning when we woke up it was snowing! (or to borrow a phrase from the morning radio guy, "evil was falling from the sky"). That may a little harsh. Anyway, I thought I wanted the snow to melt until I saw all the dog poo, trash, debris, and leftover Christmas lights that were under it. Not sure I want to face that either....

So, onto something exciting that is happening around here......

Two weeks from today I'm going to China!! Beijing to be exact, to visit my cousin who lives there. I've never traveled anywhere internationally (except for warm places in the Caribbean and Mexico) so it should be interesting. Not sure why I haven't blogged about it except that I was afraid something would come up to change the plans. Now that it is two weeks away I'm feeling more like it is for sure going to happen.

Reactions have been somewhat mixed:

Sam, as usual, is supportive and excited for me to have the experience. He really wanted to go but couldn't get enough time off work. That was very disappointing as there was no one I'd rather have an adventure like this with than him. He is actually taking a week off to help manage the calendar here which is a big relief. I just love him for understanding that this 41 year old, mostly stay at home, mom needs a new experience, a little adventure, a break in the routine, and maybe even a little spiritual reawakening. (Do you think my expectations are a little high??)

Claremarie is having a bit of a hard time with it. She is going to miss me being here (and I will really miss her too!). If you think of it, say a little prayer for her to have peace and to enjoy her time with her daddy and grandparents.

Camden could really just care less. Yesterday he told me he will miss me when I'm gone to China. However, today he said he was kind of glad I was going because he could really use a break from all my yelling. Thanks Camden!

My parents are a little scared I think. The last time a child of theirs traveled out of the country he didn't come home. I'd be afraid too.

My doctor is freaking out that I'm traveling by myself to China. He told me that it's the stuff Lifetime movies are made of. Thanks doc.

Most everyone else I tell gets the most excited look on their face when they first hear and then when I tell them I won't be bringing a baby home they look kind of disappointed. Sorry...it's just a trip.

So, that's it. I hope to blog but as you may have heard google isn't too popular over there right now. There will be lots to write about when I get back!!

4 comments:

Angela said...

WOW! China! That is pretty Exciting. I'm happy for you. Take lots of pictures.

Debbie said...

I didn't know you were going there! I hope you have a wonderful time, and an awesome experience. Make sure to remember or write down all of the details to tell to all of us who are here in the U.S., and take lots of pictures!

Dorothy said...

I'm sure you will have a great time! Since Kristina is there to help navigate to the places of interest, it will be easier. She is probably excited to have one of her cousins visit her.

Jane said...

I am so glad that you get to go. I, too, wish Sam was going with you!. I know you will have a great time. One of my friends traveled to China, albeit on a guided tour, but she loved it and never felt frightened. Just be sure you have gotten all the good advice and know what is protocol, and I'm sure you will be ok. Can't wait to hear about the trip.