Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Gong xi fa cai!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I feel like we are always waiting, usually in a state of anxiety because things are barely holding together.

What would we do without the friends we have who have extended themselves above and beyond the normal bonds of friendship and helped us lately? The Tao is so good.

I always begin a post with the intent of being focused on the topic I've got on the tip of my fingers then always find myself chasing tangents like a dog chasing cars. I don't know what to do once I've caught it, so I just go chase another one instead.

Sometime recently, Quinlon cut a tooth without us really realizing it. Hooray for that, but it is looking like the current one he is working on is not going to be such smooth sailing. Oh well, it is what it is.

We've basically given up on resolving sleep issues for now. We've realized that sleeping in the same room is very likely just exascerbating the entire issue and that with a 26 hour plane ride in our very near future, attempting to establish a pattern now is futile and foolish.

Speaking of 26 hour plane ride, we have a date. Donnie reports to work for his teaching contract on March 1st. We are hoping to leave the US around the 18th and spend a week at Wudang Shan with Donnie's master before going to Tai Yuan where we will be likely spending the next 5-6 years of our lives. Just putting that into words makes my head spin with all the preparations still undone and the seemingly never-ending to do list that is hulking over my shoulder. The biggest of which, is saving money. Donnie is working 2 jobs and I am working 30ish hours a week at a restaurant and our goals are well within accomplishment range... It's just the waiting.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (just a tad early)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back in the saddle...

Looks like I am re-entering the workforce. Only temporarily, at least until we have all our expenses covered for our move to China.

Customer support for a medical insurance company. Sort of the other side of the coin of what I used to do in billing for a DME company. Either way, I start at $13-$14 an hour and the office is less than 10 minutes away.

I'm fortunate to have awesome friends willing to babysit Quinlon so that we can make our dreams come true and get to China.

I'm a little nervous, but I am ok with leaving Quinlon at his age now because he does take milk from a sippy cup and will eat other food if he is truly hungry. So, my baby won't starve if I am gone 9 hours a day.

Here's to progress.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My how we have grown...

Quinlon sound asleep in our bed even after we both got up and dressed. He was tired.

My son is obsessed with the vacuum cleaner. I mean, obsessed. With talk to it and climb on it and play with it for 30+ minutes at a time.

And we have enough hair for a modest faux hawk <3

My boys <3

Play time! He likes to pounce like a cat. (These are the pants I made him for Christmas and I am painfully aware that the shirt is a terrible match lol)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Oh geeze!

"Why are we awake, mama?"

Opening presents

Breakfast at IHOP in our PJs!

Asleep after all the excitment.