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Moving On Up

July 6th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in visualization

There are a lot of things I need to do after Bean is born, besides the whole “getting used to having a newborn in the family” bit, I mean. One of the things I have to do, which has been more or less weighing on my mind, is the whole legally-moving-to-Canada bit. I have one more thing to do in order for that to work itself out, and then I will be able to make the necessary paperwork changes and move to Canada, legally, officially, and all. Then comes all the little details that you have to do whenever you move somewhere, like switch your term life insurance from your old agency to a new one, transfer your driver’s license, get another car insurance in the new place, change of address, etc. etc. etc. The list doesn’t seem to end, but at least I won’t be working during this time so that I have a bit of time to get those things accomplished. Not looking forward to all the little extra work though. It’s a bitch. Oh well, what must be done must be done.

Summer Blues

July 6th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in visualization

This summer, one of the things I haven’t been able to do is go to the beach and be fully decked out in my swimwear gear, like I have in the past few summers. Being terribly pregnant during the summer time is perhaps one of the worst things that can happen to a pregnant lady, given the heat, the swelling, and all that other stuff that comes along with heat and swelling. Highly uncomfortable. And most of all, I don’t feel very flattering in a bathing suit because I feel like a big, fat whale (well, not really, but none of my suits fit me at the moment). So, next summer, one of the things I am thoroughly looking forward to is taking Bean and the husband to the beach fully decked out in my two-piece bathing suit again. It will be fabulous. That, and being able to run again, without worrying about wobbling or falling over. Heh. That will be fascinating.

I forgot what it feels like not to be pregnant. It seems like a lifetime in the past. How weird.

Another Gratitude List

July 2nd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gratitude

I haven’t done this in a while. There are much to be grateful for. In the best of times, we often find ourselves still complaining about little things that “could be better” or “should be better.” This is my effort to remember that everyday is a good day, and even if there could be room for improvement, I won’t forget that there the good always outweighs the bad. Today, especially, is a very good day. Not a lot to improve on. :D

- my feet de-swelling!
- movements from Baby Bean
- finding out Baby Bean is getting a girl cousin in Baby Peanut!!
- seeing Peanut’s 3D ultrasound live
- family
- my loving husband going out FOUR TIMES for pregnancy cravings
- cutie pie Tink and her cute cuddles
- being woken up by a quick swift of Bean’s kick to the ribs.. heh
- finishing reports on another case at work - two more to go!
- “So You Think You Can Dance” on tonight!
- a healthy bladder.. hehe
- my big healthy toes
- awesome appetite
- good, good, goooood food
- a clean house
- more toilet paper
- clean bill of health
- not having to worry about digital signage

Plastic Surgery

July 2nd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

When I was younger, there was a period that I remember when all of my aunts and my mother were really into plastic surgery. They were fixing up their noses, their lips, their eyelids, their cheekbones, etc. It was almost like a competition — who could get the tallest nose, who could have more eyelids. I suppose for a good portion of the Asian culture, many of us want to resemble the Western look — high cheekbones, lighter skin, taller nose, more eyelids, bigger lips. I definitely remember my mother going through that phase. I must have been about 10 years old or something. I remember her researching local and even national plastic surgeons, to see which ones were the most reasonable as well as the best out there. These days, it would be a lot more feasible for her to fly to see a Boston plastic surgeon than it was for her back then, when her choices were more limited to the direct proximity of where we lived. While I don’t think I would ever be someone to get plastic surgery, I know many people who even live off of it. Whatever you can do these days to make yourself look and feel better, it’s totally up to you, right? My mother definitely felt better about herself after she went through all that. She would’ve liked the Aesthetic Wellness Center. They not only make you look better, but they claim to also make you feel better. Can’t beat advertisement like that!