I've been a really lousy blogger these last few months... chalk it up to not feeling well. (I'm not one of those glowing, radiant pregnant women. I'm more of a puking pregnant woman.) And then, when I just started to feel a bit more human (month 4), I was hit with an insane travel schedule (of my own devising) and two bouts of jet lag. But, I'm starting to crawl out of that, too, and am optimistic that once I'm fully rested and my body and internal sleeping clock are firmly on the same continent, I'll feel even more like myself. Hopefully that means more writing. Because I do miss it.
So here is my list:
- And then it was back to China via Canada. It was a pleasant and uneventful trip back, and we're mostly getting over the jetlag. It's good to be back with our friends here, but I have to admit I might have left part of my heart in the raspberry patch. Our dog seems to be especially happy to see us. She literally spends a good part of her day quivering with excitement and a chunk of it running in circles chasing her tail. She does her "happy dance" quite frequently, and when she finally decides to rest, often will come and lay her head on our feet. It's cute. Thankfully she isn't barking or anything, so we just have to deal with a dog that acts as if she's been fed sugar pills for the last month. (Ruth, do you have something to tell me!?)
My Papa calls the Pacific Northwest "God's Country." He's probably right.
Grandma teaching me how to make jam.
Sorry it is so grainy. I wasn't able to take a clear picture of a picture. I think it is funny that it's in basically the same position as last time; maybe we have a lazy child.
Me and baby in the berry patch. 4.5 mths.