Monday, January 05, 2009

Welcome 2009

I don't know why I feel the urge to blog every time I get carded. But I do.

Today I got carded again. This was at 10 am-ish, at a Whole Foods shop and I was purchasing a Pinot Grigio alongside toasted sesame oil, tofu and sherry vinegar. It was a young woman who was clearly embarrassed after having a look at my license. Odd. The carding also occurred immediately after I'd gotten my annual mammogram. Nothing like a mammogram to make you feel the aging process. Getting carded was a surprising antidote.

I bought this because I was feeling oh-so young & jaunty:

Makes me want to take a long sabbatical and work on my tan somewhere South of the Border. Or pack some warm scarves and head to Paris so jzboy & I can trade homes with a nice French couple that dream of living in California. Or throw all caution to the wind, quit my job and become a full time art student in San Francisco.

Is this what a mid-life crisis looks like? Maybe only if one does such things vs. dreaming about them?

This past week has been great in that I've gotten to congratulate some China Adoption friends (Kelli, Pipo & Holly) on their lovely referrals. What beautiful wee faces! One friend (Shannon) just posted her homecoming photos and Joel/Kim have posted pictures of their family day with Ruby. What happy, sweet times & sights for sore eyes. I truly want to thank all of you for sharing. xoxo!


Is 2009 going to be our year? If referrals continue to trickle in as slow as they did in 2008 (a grand total of 2 months for the entire year)...then, nope. Will there be a speed up in 2009? Ah, the age-old question we've been asking at the top of a New Year for a while now. Who knows?

Girlfriend's gotta think up some new ways to span time because Paris is pretty far, the day-job's gotta stay for now and unless I can find me a kind benefactor - full time art school/extended sabbaticals in exotic locations aren't likely. I'd better get to work on a plan otherwise my closet might fill up with more things like these:

Somebody send help. Or...maybe some watercolors.


HuluMama said...

I LOVE getting carded! Congrats!

Wouldn't it marvelous to KNOW that 2009 will be our year???

Love to you my friend1

PIPO said...

..or maybe a bottle of Pinot, you young thang!

Thanks for the congrats. At least I can be example, as can Kelly and others, that it really DOES happen. Sometimes it seems so surreal.

Wishing you all things great in 09.

Ciao bella...oh, wait, you said France ;0)

Mamacita said...

I lvoe those clogs and I am so jealous that you still get carded! Pretty Young Thang!

"M" said...

I'm so glad to hear from you, as I miss you!

I am hoping that this will be your year. My feeling is that it will be at least the year you see your little mug shot picture.

In the meantime, enjoy the fantasy of Paris and keep enjoying being the young thang that you are.

Happy New Year!

Lisa and Tate said...

Oh how I wish I was getting carded! Instead of feeling young at check out, I feel OLD as I am being referred to a MAMMMME!!! Maybe I should get a young cool hat?

Such great news with people actually getting their kiddos referrals, holding and at home. Your turn is coming... I really believe in a speed up!!


kris said...

Oh W, I like you're kinda dreamin'... take me with you- and let's where those clogs AND that hat wherever we go- let's stop in Rome and Greece too while we're at it.

So psyched about all the referrals too and Ruby and Elena!! It's the best watching bloggers and friends you've followed for so long finally see and meet their beautiful babies!!

Here's to 09 and hoping for the best :O) xoxo

(oh, and on a side note, I think i have a favor to ask of you- little something I think only YOU are capable of making...).. I'll email you soon.

Special K said...

Happy New Year WZ!

Love the sassy little hat ... oooooh and those clogs. Super cute.

I still get carded on occasion myself. It always makes for a nice rest of the day. :)

Joannah said...

I love getting carded! Michael is never with me when it happens, and he seems to doubt me when I come home and tell him about it.

I seriously hope 2009 is your year, and mine, too!

amy said...

gosh your posts make me smile

atomic mama said...

You're funny and we miss you. Let us know if you head this way, little lady...!

Shannon said...

You crack me up! 2009 is gonna be a great year and oh, the many ways you can make it yours... Sending out good thoughts it's even better than great. =)
Looking forward to reading about it.

FDChief said...

Hoping for you in '09!

And I have to say, those cute clogs are made for sunny places and golden light on warm skin!


Jessi said...

I hope you have a fantastic 2009! I personally think you should trade in the clogs (though I do like them) for some roller skates. So much fun.

Carolyn said...

Cool clogs!

Jill said...

Hi, visiting by way of Salsa in China.
The hat is rockin' and to get carded...oh I would love that!

I do so hope that your referral comes THIS YEAR! The waits are so very long!

Kayce said...

Happy New Year to you too!! I just love that hat and the clogs are so cute! As for a tan in the south pacific somewhere, oh yeah!!! Glad to hear you're well and kicking!

Dee said...

Yep. Getting carded always makes my day, but it hardly ever happens anymore.

Thanks for stopping by to "visit" Annabelle. We just adore her already. We can't wait to see you home with your little one, too.