Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Also received news that Travis and my great friend, Jeff, was in a motorcycle accident two days ago. He broke some ribs and shattered his elbow, and after undergoing over 4 hours of reconstructive surgery on his arm he is now in recovery. I'm just so glad he's alive. If you don't remember who Jeff is, he's the guy I helped cross the finish line with at the Beat the Bridge 8K race this year in May. It was his very first race, and he actually beat the bridge too. It just sucks that we are so far away from our friend at this time.
Hoping this day will bring brighter news...
Monday, September 19, 2011
There's nothing quite like celebrating your birthday in China, a full 15 hours ahead of home time...two birthdays! HA! My day was fabulous: hung out with new friends, grabbed a Starbucks, took a nap with Goober, played with Goober, took a walk with Goober strapped to my chest as usual, went ellipticalling (yeah, it's a word in my book), then went to a yummy Italian restaurant for dinner. Wait, what? You read that right...Italian in China. Hee hee. It was delish! This restaurant is fairly well-known around here for being a legit place to get your spaghetti on, it's called Da Marco. The chef/owner is from Italy and of course, knows his stuff. Even bringing Goober with us to dinner was no problem. While we waited for a table, a waitress brought over two glasses of champagne. Yay!
I ordered spaghetti with homemade noodles and it was divine. So good! Plus, a glass of Chianti and gelato to top things off really made the dinner a success. 28 doesn't feel that bad.
So now I'm relaxing in my awesome Tommie Copper calf sleeves on our 20th floor apartment balcony...bring it, year!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
in Shanghai...Starbucks! Coffee tasted fabulous on this sweltering
Chinese afternoon, and of course the company was fantastic as well.
Goober happily sat with me, people watching and eating her puffs like
a good little girl. It's been weird without my daily coffee fix--I
miss my good 'ol Cuisinart coffee maker. Not that I'd make a hot
coffee right now anyway: according the Weather.com, the temp here is
91 degrees, but with the humidity it feels like 96. Good grief! I
need a pool, stat! And maybe a chilled glass of vino!
Since the heat takes a lot out of miss Goob and myself, we are lying
low in the apartment today. Air conditioning FTW! We'll probably
head over to the cool indoor pool in a bit, where a mass of local
Chinese women will distract her from her swimming lesson from me. Heh
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
|Apparently this is the norm in China|
Even though I haven't been doing a whole lot of running, I've been walking a ton with Miss Goober. In fact, Goober is a rockstar it seems. Locals swarm around her and touch her feet, fawning and gushing over her. It's strange and cute and annoying at the same time. So many people have stopped us on the street (or even interrupted our lunch at a restaurant) to take her picture. It must be the blue eyes. Either way, it's interesting for sure. And it makes people here a lot more friendly too!
|Goober gets her picture taken by some adoring "fans"|
I only have access to Blogger/Facebook a little each night or morning, so it's rare. I must say I miss reading your blogs, and I'll have a ton of catching up to do later. In the meantime, I'll try to e-mail post or regular post as much as I can.