Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This and That

Lot's going on right now so I thought I would update bullet style :)

I got my shots today. I know I said I wasn't going to get any but when your stepfather is a physician and is traveling with you then you go with the flow. I got the Hep A and Typhoid shot today. The typhoid arm hurts but the Hep A arm feels fine. I have to go back next week and get the TD shot. (I am already covered with the Hep B shot and the flu shot) Insurance is covering everything but the typhoid shot.

I attended the final travel meeting by conference call last night. We leave in 2 weeks. I received the trip itinerary today. We will be meeting Abby on January 6th my Mom's birthday :) Guess I can say that I have my Mom's present covered. I can't think of a better gift than a new Grandaughter :)

I went to pick up the new money that I ordered for China at the bank today. It did not go well. They did not have any new 100 dollar bills for me and I need to have 30 of them. Out of the many (supposedly) pristine bills only 9 of the 100 dollar bills were even passable. The 50's were pretty sad as well. They were going to place a new order today and hopefully do better next week. Can you say down to the wire????? They told me weeks ago that this would not be a problem.

I wonder if Abby received her care package from me? I wonder what she is doing right now.....

My bedroom is only one half way painted. I need to get it done before I go. I ordered new bedroom furniture, it will be here on the 27th of this month. I upgraded from a double to a queen mattress just in case Abby doesn't like her crib.

Does anyone but me still watch General Hospital? Is Coop really the killer????

Where does the time go??? I still haven't actually packed yet. I do have Lot's of piles ready to go though. I still haven't weeded out any of the too many clothes I picked to take to China for Abby to wear :)

Abby's crib and rocker are sporting a lot of cat hair. It is driving me crazy!

I am practically done shopping and wrapping for Christmas. Just need to get one last thing.

I am broke.

Abby's baby shower is this weekend! Shannon is coming to Abby's shower! I am excited cause we will finally meet in person :)

22 comments:

Shannon said...

It will all come together! What a rush literally and figuratively! =)
Looking forward to the shower, too!

Karen said...

I still watch GH!!! I have no idea if Coop is really the killer or not but they are definitely pointing all the fingers in his direction. I haven't seen today's episode yet, I will either watch it tonight on SoapNet or play catch up on Sunday night on the same channel.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sounds like you have been busy busy busy...
Well look at the bright side.. you are leaving in 2 weeks and 1 day...
YEAH...
I am soo excited.. can't wait to see the pictures from Baby shower..
Have fun...

Lisa said...

I was just thinking of you today and thinking that you're getting right to the crunch of it.

Maybe we'll each see our childs face (you in person, me in referral picture) on the same day.

Enjoy your shower and don't forget to post lots of pictures!!!

kristie said...

We can't wait until Sunday. Gotta say that after 2 years of waiting with you I can't wait to meet Shannon in person too!! Sounds like you have your hands full. Enjoy the next two weeks... after that you will never know life like you know it now again!! YEAH!!

laurie said...

it's looking like it's the new guy working at kellys. he tied (or appeared to...)string around the hula dancer's neck michael and morgan brought mike (from kellys-sonnys dad) from hawaii...

Sherry Mc said...

And boy do you have my birthday covered. Best present ever. And letting us be part of it is fantastic. xo Mom

Gail said...

Your getting there!
You'll have Abby in your arms before you know it!

Enjoy your Baby Shower :)

Carol and Taylor said...

Long time GH fan here...thank god for soapnet. Coop..or the new guy...or someone else. I kinda wish the killer was Lucky. I'm finding him too annoying for words and a nice conviction/death would get rid of him. Jason could finally take him out.
Meanwhile, is Coop related to all the other Barretts ...esp Brenda Barrett? No word has been mentioned.

On more imp topics, can't wait to hear all about your shower. Have lots of fun!

Stacy said...

Whew! You are busy! Enjoy the shower!! It sounds like it will be LOTS of fun. Meeting blogger buds is the best!

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

One suggestion if you don't want the cats to sit on Abby's chair...put a sheet of foil on the chair. They don't like to sit on it.

Good luck!

Chris & Deb said...

Jenny....did you agency mention if this orphanage would accept a wire transfer of the $3,000? We were lucky enough to have that as an option with Sophie's. It was a relief as we already had so much other cash to carry! You must be beside yourself.....in a good way :)

Catherine said...

One thought about the money. Do you have money exchange places near your home? Here in Canada we have currency exchanges at kiosks in the centre of the mall. Quite by accident I found out that they often receive new bills. Possibly someplace like this may help.

It's neat to read your countdown list.

Donna said...

This has to be the most exciting holiday season of your life! I can't believe you're leaving in two weeks!

Beverly said...

If you are broke now honey you will really be broke when she gets here. Hope things go better next week. Get to packing!!

Beverly

Carol and Taylor said...

Forgot to mention...join the club and get used to being broke...its a perpetual state of parenthood, I'm finding!

Shannon said...

You crack me up! =)

Ann said...

I am soooo excited and can't believe that it's only two weeks away. I just can't contain my excitement for you. I can't wait to see her in your arms!

Heather said...

I had the same money problems...the bank promised me, months in advance, that they would order me the new money...well, when the time came...it never happened. 3 trips to the bank and sifting through thousands of 100s, I finally ended up with decent one's...but I was stressing...it was down to the wire...so I know how you feel.

Have a great time at your shower and I can't wait to see you holding Abby in your arms.

Best,
Heather

daisy said...

I started to cry when I heard the meeting Abby date! I haven't watched General Hospital since your cousin was four and wrapped up in Luker and Laura and I decided that was enough! I wish I could be with you all for the shower and am sending you a subscription for a magazine called Wondertime, which I love, your mom has seen it and likes it also. I also have a project planned for crocheting for Spring, Love, Aunt Laurie Daisy

kris said...

You sound incredibly busy, I can't even imagine! Can't believe how close you are to leaving.... so excited for you!! Have fun at your shower!

Liz & Ava said...

When I was getting my new US bills, I ordered from several different banks...that way I could pick the best from each in order to get the amount I needed.
I also ordered double what I needed so I had a better selection to choose from