2007

I am TIRED y’all.

But that’s okay, because life goes more or less back to normal tomorrow. And one of my resolutions (which I’m not terribly formal about) is to do better with getting enough sleep on a reasonable schedule. I’ve come home too many nights between 7 and 8, already almost asleep on my feet. I know sometimes work is going to twist my tail hard enough that I will leave staggering, but in general I know I can do better. I have actually been known to sleep all night on top of the bed in my work clothes, stockings and bra included. So know we all know that I can do better.

We started the day off the lucky way, with black-eyed peas and collard greens courtesy of our friends’ James and Charles’ open house. We also started the day with sangria, frittata, creme brulee French toast, vegetarian chili and brown rice, shrimp cocktail, spice cake and pound cake. I also had a glass of water.

And if all that food wasn’t enough (it wasn’t), tomorrow we can go to Zabar’s because my awesome dad gave us a gorgeous $300 gift certificate for Christmas. People, do you know how many pounds of Spanish olives and marinated stem-on artichokes I can buy with that? I’m going to eat until I fall down.

Originally we’d hoped that we’d get a baby in 2007, now that seems wholely unrealistic. Now I’m trying to approach it as a way to mindfully enjoy our last unencumbered year. We’re creeping closer to having our prep covered. All our non-immigration paperwork is back except for one document still at the Chinese Embassy in DC. We need three more “family and friends” photos and a few sets of passport photos to include, but we should be able to wrap that up this week. My hope is to be sending our dossier off to our agency in about a week. Then all we’ll have left to do (at least for about a year) is send good juju to immigration to try to get them to move our paperwork along.

And now I will move myself along to wash up for bedtime, which will be rigorously enforced.

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16 responses to this post.

  1. 300 Zabar dollars? Damn!

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  2. 300 Zabar dollars? Damn!

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  3. 300 Zabar dollars? Damn!

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  4. 300 Zabar dollars? Damn!

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  5. 1. You in a bra, awake or asleep??? Either way, that’s ridiculous.
    2. If you need me to scramble for “friends and family” photos, sounds like a great excuse for me to stalk Survivor Yul or at the very least force one of my classmates to be my fake photo boyfriend.
    2.a. Dear Chinese government, I’m just kidding with that last comment. We’d never fake anything in the dossier.
    3. I know that it’s ridiculously narcissistic of me, but I am going to take full credit for your music selection. It played in my square for like a year until I finally got off my duff to change it to a new song that…is playing for like a year.

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  6. 1. You in a bra, awake or asleep??? Either way, that’s ridiculous.
    2. If you need me to scramble for “friends and family” photos, sounds like a great excuse for me to stalk Survivor Yul or at the very least force one of my classmates to be my fake photo boyfriend.
    2.a. Dear Chinese government, I’m just kidding with that last comment. We’d never fake anything in the dossier.
    3. I know that it’s ridiculously narcissistic of me, but I am going to take full credit for your music selection. It played in my square for like a year until I finally got off my duff to change it to a new song that…is playing for like a year.

    Reply

    • 1. I know, it’s shocking. I doesn’t happen that often, but I’m afraid magazine work has corrupted me and I’m no longer the purist I once was.
      2. I wish! Damon and I have to be front and center in every one. But stalk Yul anyway.
      3. Amen.
      4. I am all for taking credit.

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    • 1. I know, it’s shocking. I doesn’t happen that often, but I’m afraid magazine work has corrupted me and I’m no longer the purist I once was.
      2. I wish! Damon and I have to be front and center in every one. But stalk Yul anyway.
      3. Amen.
      4. I am all for taking credit.

      Reply

    • 1. I know, it’s shocking. I doesn’t happen that often, but I’m afraid magazine work has corrupted me and I’m no longer the purist I once was.
      2. I wish! Damon and I have to be front and center in every one. But stalk Yul anyway.
      3. Amen.
      4. I am all for taking credit.

      Reply

  7. 1. You in a bra, awake or asleep??? Either way, that’s ridiculous.
    2. If you need me to scramble for “friends and family” photos, sounds like a great excuse for me to stalk Survivor Yul or at the very least force one of my classmates to be my fake photo boyfriend.
    2.a. Dear Chinese government, I’m just kidding with that last comment. We’d never fake anything in the dossier.
    3. I know that it’s ridiculously narcissistic of me, but I am going to take full credit for your music selection. It played in my square for like a year until I finally got off my duff to change it to a new song that…is playing for like a year.

    Reply

  8. 1. You in a bra, awake or asleep??? Either way, that’s ridiculous.
    2. If you need me to scramble for “friends and family” photos, sounds like a great excuse for me to stalk Survivor Yul or at the very least force one of my classmates to be my fake photo boyfriend.
    2.a. Dear Chinese government, I’m just kidding with that last comment. We’d never fake anything in the dossier.
    3. I know that it’s ridiculously narcissistic of me, but I am going to take full credit for your music selection. It played in my square for like a year until I finally got off my duff to change it to a new song that…is playing for like a year.

    Reply

  9. No kidding! I was floored. Damon and I went tonight and shopped like rich people. Now I am full of cheese.

    Reply

  10. 1. I know, it’s shocking. I doesn’t happen that often, but I’m afraid magazine work has corrupted me and I’m no longer the purist I once was.
    2. I wish! Damon and I have to be front and center in every one. But stalk Yul anyway.
    3. Amen.
    4. I am all for taking credit.

    Reply

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