Saturday, May 30, 2009

Retro II

Our first full day in Ch*na.....
One year ago.
(If you are really bored):

Ok, I simply must give you run down of this morning's events. First, we were up again early, about 5:00. I was so proud of myself for packing & planning my own coffee bar for my morning brew. I have a little non-electric drip coffee making "machine" that makes the greatest cup of java. We have a hot water "maker" in our room so it worked like a charm.

Well, after I served as my own barista & enjoyed my cup-a-joe, I emptied the grounds into the trash can then rinsed the dealy in the sink, only to clog the sink with the remaining grounds. Well, Kelly put on his plumbing hat & took care of the matter.

Then, I enjoyed the most wonderful hot, high pressured shower. I was so happy in my rub-a-dub-Beijing-tub, then pulled the shower curtain open & realized I had created a small pond on the bathroom floor. Everything was SOAKED! So, I call for Kelly & he changed into his superman cape (again) and came to my rescue. He was on hands & knees cleaning it up and even spent about five minutes blow drying my slippers (he is so dreamy).

After that, he set up my "hair station" so I could blow dry & flat iron my clown-like mane. Well, in true Lori fashion I tripped a breaker with my industrial strength blow dryer. Kelly took care of the breaker & I resorted to the hotel dryer (for amateurs). Then I flat ironed my hair with no problems (I'm sure you are resting easy knowing that). All this happened within about 30 minutes. Kelly did finally tell me to turn my brain on.

We then went down to a fantastic buffet with some of the strangest things I've ever seen! There was even a sign up that said "Non-Muslim" food. Ha! Bring on the bacon I always say! Now we are off to see the sights of Beijing. Between the long, crazy plane ride and now jetlag, I’m feeling really dizzy. Please pray for me. Never mind, I think it’s just me. Pray anyway.

The sights of Beijing....



6 comments:

Jen said...

Sweet, sweet memories!!! Doesn't your tummy get those little flutters while remembering each detail of your time in China?

Sarah the Kool Kid said...

I remember this! I remember reading your journey to me blog and I was so excited.

Nancy said...

It is really hard to believe I have been following your blog for over a year. And I have enjoyed every minute of you. Keep on blogging.

Holly said...

Wow, what a superman you have! Glad to know your hair turned out fine! :)

Janet and Kevin said...

Lori,

I have a sweet husband, too, who does so much for me. You and I are so blessed to have these men in our lives! Enjoyed reading your entry from a year ago. It seems like just yesterday we were there and brought back so many memories.

My curling iron and make-up mirror wouldn't work in China, and at first it freaked me out (those little chin whiskers are so hard to see in a regular mirror - LOL) Anyway, I got by without curling my hair because it was soooooooooooo humid anyway, and I took care of the little pesky chin things every morning by using a small magnifying mirror at the window. I am sure if someone had looked up each morning at those fancy five-star hotels, they would have been surprised by the tacky western lady plucking her facial hair at the window!!! Quite a sight to see! Oh, well, we got by somehow and my travel group didn't complain about my grooming!

Janet

Jean said...

Girl, you are high maintenance! Thank goodness Kelly has many hats!

At first I thought you were back in China! I got a little confused!

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