The good, the bad & the really beautiful

Today is my birthday – YEAH!!

The “check engine” light came on in my car – BOO!!

I’m heading out for dinner with my husband, alone, like a date – YEAH!!

We have to drive to Newark tomorrow to get re-fingerprinted – BOO!!

I got a lovely gift certificate for a massage at a local spa from my parents – YEAH!!

I still have to paint the molding in the Maya’s room – BOO!!

I just found out that part of our trip will include a river cruise on the Li Jiang River in Guilin City (see pictures below) – YEAH!!

It’s hotter than hell in New Jersey today – BOO!!

I’m heading to China soon to pick up my daughter – YEAH!!

Li River, between Guilin & Yangshuo  Li River, between Guilin & Yangshuo

The two above photos are from the Flickr account of Photographer Kevin Lam. To see more awesome photographs of China, check out his website here.


26 Responses to “The good, the bad & the really beautiful”

  1. 1 streetfamek June 28, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Those to pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. 2 Christie June 28, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    happy day! Get the massage AFTER you do the painting. Those pictures are incredible.

  3. 3 Stacy June 28, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    That is going to be a wonderful trip! It is beautiful!
    Have a wonderful date night!!!

  4. 4 kristen June 28, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Great post, made me smile! And so glad it won’t be long before you are in China, gathering up your daughter and bringing her home.

  5. 5 wendyz June 28, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Happy BDay, you. XO

  6. 6 Michelle June 28, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope it is wonderful.

  7. 7 Lisa June 28, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Happy B-Day!! Have a fun date night!

  8. 8 kayce June 28, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Long time lurker…Happy Birthday!

  9. 9 Johnny June 29, 2007 at 12:06 am

    Happy Birthday!

  10. 10 georgia June 29, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Hey!! I thought I remembered we shared a birthday! Happy Happy Birthday. Although you’re younger than me, and getting your baby sooner than me. I’m not jealous or anything… (big sarcasm)
    Hope it was grand.

  11. 11 Kikalee June 29, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Happy birthday fellow Crab Girl!!!!

  12. 12 spacemom June 29, 2007 at 1:29 am

    Sorry about the bad, but the beauty is wonderful!

  13. 13 Carrie June 29, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Happy B-day!

    I can’t wait to see your trip! I’m a little jealous because I would love to go back already—-to sight see not get another daughter–yet 😉

  14. 14 Terrie June 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Happy belated birthday!

    Those pictures look beautiful! Have a wonderful trip 🙂

  15. 15 Katie J June 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Happy Birthday! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

  16. 16 lisa and tate June 29, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Can’t wait til you head to China and pick up your gal!!! Probablly the best birthday present EVER!!!


  17. 18 Tammy June 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Hope you enjoyed your dinner and be sure to make time for that massage (fun!).

    Come on travel approval and consulate appointment!!!!

  18. 19 sassyfrass June 30, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Happy B-day Steph!


  19. 20 Kristina June 30, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    I’m a couple days late reading this, but: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a nice date. 🙂

  20. 21 Aimee June 30, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Have a very happy birthday!! I hope all the “yeahs” outweight the “boos” for you!

  21. 22 Dannye, Orlando, Fla. July 1, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    happy belated birthday, and thank goodness you are soon going to China, that within its self is terrific news!!!

  22. 23 Connie July 1, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Hope you had a happy one!

    Now, who’s ready to go to China???

  23. 24 Eileen Kunstman July 2, 2007 at 2:02 am

    Happy (belated) birthday!!!!

  24. 25 Mrs Pushy July 3, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

  25. 26 Joannah July 4, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I’ve been so busy that I think I must have missed this post! Happy belated birthday! And, happy anniversary, too. So much to celebrate these days! 🙂

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