Sunday, September 22, 2013

Life Goes On

I got up at 3am, wrote a journal entry, and went back to bed at 7am.

Both Mom and TJ were trying to get me up because the original idea was to go to church this morning. But I was completely out of it while having foggy conversations about whether to attend the English or Chinese services. All I remember is telling TJ that we may do half and half, and him looking at me like I was crazy.

Somehow we made it to church, and afterwards I dropped Mom off at the Zhongs, old friends of Wypoh and Wygoon who are related to our clan in Pingdu. Everyone is freakin' related!

I stopped by Starbucks on my way home (yay!) and spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking, paying bills, responding to Gmail emails that were blocked in China, and getting myself organized. I also processed our HOA bills since I am the board treasurer... yawn....

Admittedly, I was feeling better than yesterday even though my mind was still very much back in Asia. Getting behind the wheel, running errands, and focusing on what comes next was helpful.

We had Japanese food for dinner and beignets for dessert. I uploaded 127 videos to YouTube that Mom and I took on our trip, which took forever! For some reason I couldn't upload them from my laptop, but I could using hers.

I helped her fix her email profile photo and listed out the things we need to send to relatives. We also ate the peanuts that they gave us when we left Pingdu.

It was so cute.

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