Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Live Blogging

I am going to "Live Blog" my day today. In reverse order for your reading pleasure. I want to document the day before we leave.

Ok done crying. My arms already ache. I still love this line (and I can't take credit for it, I heard it on an adoption show) "You're going to have your arms full!" It's so better than my arms being empty. Right now, my arms feel so empty. So I hugged the cats.

The luggage has been checked and re-checked. Paperwork checked and re-checked. Passports ready to go. Clothing set out for tomorrow. Ride confirmed for 445am.

There's nothing left to do except relax on the couch, then try to go to bed in the next few hours. Hah!

Ok. That's it for Live Blogging. Thanks for following my day.

I just said goodbye.

That was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.

A package at the door? From Disney? WOOHOOO!

When we went on our Disney cruise last year, we met some really wonderful people on the Dis Boards before we traveled. People would be on the same cruise and wanted to meet while on board. One woman was Jill. We became fast friends, had a great time hanging out while cruising, and stayed friends ever since.

Jill just sent my girls Disney Princess dolls- Cinderella, Ariel, and Mulan. What perfect timing. It will make leaving a little easier when one has a Princess to hug. Thank you Jill!

I just KNEW my big fat tomatoes were going to start blushing just before we left! They were taunting me. "The day you leave, we'll turn red." I showed them! I picked three and put them in the window sill. Tonight, we dine on home grown tomatoes.

Do you know how psyched I am? I GREW TOMATOES! ME! They are going to taste soooo goooood.

Bath time. The three year old wants to take the maters into the tub with her.

Does anyone actually enjoy doing laundry???

Just cleaned out the fridge. Wow this is a thrilling blog entry. Hmmm how to jazz it up? I was naked at the time? Hmmm I was going for thrilling, not frightening. Some of the stuff I threw away looked pretty frightening.

While cleaning out the fridge, I remembered to pack birth control. I really have no idea how the act of cleaning out the fridge made me think of... the act... of love... but hey, whatever works in NOT getting pregnant in China. Even tho the husband has been fixed and I am supposedly infertile, let's not take chances. We all know what happens when this family goes on vacation. The only baby we're bringing home this time is the one we are adopting. Thankyouverymuch.

Socks.. did I pack socks...? And yes, there is actually a connection between the above thought and this one. Make your own jokes.

This is how I will take breaks today and relax. Blogging.

Do you know why I'm doing this? Because for the past two years, I have lived for the adoption blogs leading up to travel. This is my public service to the adopting public. And yes, I will blog after we are home. Most bloggers don't do that. Don't you want to know how the story continues? I sure do. You're welcome.

Katie came by this morning with more electrical adapters. She had goosebumps, she was so excited for us. Of course, we wish we could have gone together in February as was originally planned with our Sept LIDs and all...

There's nothing funnier than when a baby eats peas for the first time. And doesn't like the peas. Which reminds me, better write a note to remember to pack the damn camera.

Can I get a redo on this morning? We're a peaceful couple. We never fight. We rarely argue. This morning? We were both in rare form. The stress is getting to us.

I am truly fed up with this part of the process. I realized today this is how I process high stress situations. Two examples- when I perform on stage or when I've needed surgery for all the female related issues I've had. Including the emergency C Section. Weeks leading up to the event, I'm stressed, I'm scared, and I dread what is going to happen. Then the night before I just get fed up with the whole situation. Then the day of- I'm so calm. Moments before it's about to happen I go into a place inside my head where I'm no longer present. The Zone. So calm. So focused. Even before the emergency C Section when they thought we would both die, I just spread my arms out wide and said, "It's Show Time!"

I'm ready for my closeup.

Sigh... laundry calls. I'd let it go to voice mail, but then it will just pound on the door until I answer. This makes sense to me. Should I be worried? ;)

As soon as I opened my eyes this morning, my heart began to pound with excitement. THis is it. It's almost show time! Unfortunately I woke up way too early and was not able to get back to sleep. The sleep deprivation starts now. I wish I was the type of person who could sleep. When times are stressful or exciting, forget it. Hello I'm up! I'm going to try really hard to get to bed early tonight. The alarm goes off at 4am.

Can you sleep on a plane? I can't. My husband bought me a kit that has a blanket, eye mask, ear plugs, and pillow. All in the color pink to match the suitcases. Dahling! Will it be of any use? Hell no. I'm like the kid in the Disney commercial. "I'm too excited to sleep!"


Three, on the verge of four said...

Just saw your question on RQ about swimming cap. It WAS required at the Gloria - you can buy one for about $3, or there was another option that was more money...maybe $8? It will be required for both kids and adults. NOT required at the White Swan.

Funny In China said...

Thanks, good to know. I plan on getting in some swimming time at both hotels. :)

Anonymous said...

I will be thinking about you! Can't wait to see pictures of the three of you together...and then the five of you at home.

Funny In China said...

Thanks, Red. You've certainly followed our chronicles of children since we met all those years ago. What was it, 1999? 2000? 7 years and three later...

Thanks for being there!

Jill said...

Good luck and congratulations!

Paper Whore said...

Even if you can't sleep on the plane, use the time to relax and think about the joy that is waiting for you in China! I hope everything goes very smoothly! I can't wait to meet your new addition!

Dianna said...

That was a hell of a day. You're an amazing family and it's just so exciting to read.

I have goosebumps!