Thursday, May 24, 2007

Taking Notes

Today, I get to spend my day at an off site meeting in San Ramon from 10-4. Yuck! I am not really looking forward to it, but have to go and take notes. I literally sit there the entire time with one ear open until I hear something I think is notable and type it in on my laptop. Then we brake for lunch and I eat alone because everyone is in there little cliques. If there is one day a quarter that I really dislike my job it is the day of this quarterly meeting. I really feel like I am at the bottom of the barrel. I cant even tell you how mad I get when they ask me if I "got that in the notes" or "Katie, can you read that back to me?". I am not looking forward to it. Most days I am super positive but this is the one that is the most challenging for me. Anyway, I mind as well suck it up, after all, I am just a Secretary with a nicer title.
This week has been awesome! Not sure if I mentioned it in my weekend recap but Tim and I finished our book reports and handed in the remainder of our adoption paperwork and the home study is complete as well. I sent in my edits for the home study report so once those are made they get sent on to the next person to edit. We are officially in the waiting process.
Tuesday was our 9th Wedding Anniversary so we went out for Vietnamese food to celebrate. We had some ba muoi ba bia, coconut prawns in a clay pot, beef in a lot leaf and garlic noodles. It was really nice. Tim let me order things he may be able to try in Vietnam. It is not the same as eating it there though, it tastes really different and I think they used grape leaves here instead of lot leaves - I had to have a little bite to figure it out.
Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I just worked and went home and did my usual evening things, talk on the phone, lift weights and watch TV. It was nice though, I am not complaining.
Memorial weekend is upon us and again, I have to work on Monday as we do not get paid holidays and I could use the money badly. At least there wont be any traffic that day.
Well, I will write more tomorrow and give you a run down of my very exciting weekend plans (ha ha!).
Stay Tuned...

Monday, May 21, 2007


This weekend went by way to fast. I can’t believe it is already Monday and I am here at work, whaaaa.
Saturday, I slept in and then went to the DeYoung to see the Vivienne Westwood exhibit with Sara and Samitha. It was AWESOME. I love her crazy style, the tartans and wools were amazing and some of the suits I would love to have. I love supporting a successful woman who did not follow the rules and became a total hit in the fashion world. We sat in the café at the museum for a long time just talking and lost track of time. We checked out a couple other things at the museum since Sara had not been there before and before we knew it, it was time to go home because they were closing. When I got home, I had planned on Vietnamese food with Tim, but he got a call from his friend who invited him over to watch the baseball game so he went and did that and I made myself a giant bowl of pasta and talked on the phone most of the night.
Sunday, I took an Advanced Altered Book class. A continuation of one I took in the fall. We took in our books that we started and learned some other really cool techniques for altering the book. We made a niche, some doors and windows, a cool secret pocket and she taught us some cool paper decorating techniques. The class was in Point Richmond, which I love! I drove around a little before the class since I got there early (I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get there, and needed to remember how to get there along the way as well.). It is such a cool area, I felt like I was in Mill Valley driving through the neighborhood, little narrow winding streets and beautiful views of the city. The 4 ½ hours of the class flew by and I made my way home afterwards. Tim and I went out to eat dinner last night and then walked around the mall in Serramonte to work off our dinner. I fell asleep on the couch at about 9:45 PM and dragged myself to bed. I woke up and it was Monday, a new start to a new week. I hope it is good.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Spring Fever Continues to Haunt me

I seriously want to travel again SOON. I know it is kind of ridiculous and out of the question, but I am going to try and find a way to make it happen. Perhaps Malta again since it was so cheap (after you get there of course). The flight is what kills me. I have the itch and can only ignore it for so long and then I am going to blow! Last time I felt like this was March 21 - I checked my blog. I never realized how much travel to Vietnam in Feb-March each year soothed my soul. Missing India hurt me bad and I just have the need to get out and explore again. I know I will be going to Vietnam to pick up the baby in the late fall or winter (I hope), but man, this is killing me. I am going to ignore this feeling as long as I can, but when your spirit is screaming at you, it is hard to ignore it.


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