Saturday, December 20, 2008
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Well, since Jyll told one of her "Asian" stories at Hearn Happenings, it inspired me to share one of ours. (I say "one" of our stories, because we have many.) John and I were at the mall a few weeks before Thanksgiving. It's the first and only time I've been to the mall since we've been home. I digress. Ok, so we're strolling past the area where the Massage chairs are set up and several Asians are giving back rubs, etc. One man in particular looks our way, sees John and walks right up to us speaking Japanese. He's smiling and talking away while I'm nodding and smiling, totally confused of course. I just shrug at all he's saying and say "have a good day!" Then, he looks at us in confusion. I wish I'd had the foresight to say..."look, my son is Chinese and I don't speak Japanese." Too little, too late. I certainly don't mind all the stares and the "oh, how cute" comments. But, it sure gets old when people ask, "is he yours?" Duh. No, I'm 30, and my occupation is a babywalker. I think I'll say that next time someone asks. Oh, dear Laura, that makes me think of you - that's something you would be proud of me if I said, right!?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Go here, http://waggoner.blogspot.com/2008/12/wilmores-old-fashioned-christmas.html, and see some neat pictures of our annual hometown Christmas get-together. Ok, so only the first 2 pictures are relevant to our family and friends. Although, the Waggoners sure are a cute family! Back to last weekends festivities...we ate a Turkey dinner with the Wymans and their friends (we knew a few too) and then briskly walked downtown in the cold and a little snow for fellowship and hot chocolate. It was a clear, beautiful night and we surely enjoyed being a family of 3 this year! This weekend we are going to finish decorating our tree and will prepare for my family to come up to this southernmost northern state! (I like to pretend I'm still living in the South, but in truth, Kentucky is just stuck in between - with cold weather in the winter, enough snow to keep this cold-blooded girl indoors, and less-than-polite kentuckians that choose a matter-of-fact tone over true southern charm. I can't say that too loud lest they hear me.) Have a great weekend!