Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bagged by Frisky

Frisky the ever so cute Chihuahua, who's mom blogs at Yawn Over, wants me to fess up:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? 10 years ago, the Tuesday morning after Father's Day, we found out I was pregnant with Henry, our first and ever child. I put in a test at Kaiser the day before, after feeling "off" the whole weekend, and told Bill to wait for the result with me in the morning. I wanted to wait for the hospital to do the test, for someone to officially tell me "Yes, you are not dreaming. You are pregnant." The wait was anxious but I wanted to prolong it before my world turned upside down. Bill held my hand while I called the advice nurse line. The nurse was matter of fact, "The test result is positive. You are pregnant." No congratulations, not even a smile in the voice. Oh my heart leaped and we didn't know what to say to each other. We held on to the news to each other for the next seven weeks. It was a delicious secret we shared only with each other, while the small bud grew and grew. Thank you for bringing back the most wonderful memory, Jennifer!

2. What are 5 things on my TO-DO list for today? Today is a rather dull day compare to last week and earlier this week while I worked and ran around like mad. The next few days will be rather eventful:
a) my birthday is tomorrow, my friend at work is taking me out to lunch and our little family will go out to dinner;
b) I'm taking Friday off (and refuse to work the weekend to catch up!), Henry and I will go to Monterrey Bay Aquarium and then have dinner with my mom;
c) we'll celebrate Father's day on Saturday by taking Henry's Dad to Stanford Shopping Center and the restaurant of his choice;
d) Henry will be starting his first summer camp next Monday and it will be quite a juggle on his parents' schedules;
e) our UFO group meeting is next Wednesday night.

3. Snacks I enjoy: In my desk drawer right now: pistachio, raisins, walnuts, and on my desk, a pear and an apple. Guess that tells you what I'd like myself to eat, then again, if you have chocolate I'd trade all of these for a box of truffles.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: return my street back to a working ranch. We live in a new development that was a ranch for many years. If I have the money, I'd buy out all the other neighbors, let them live in the houses for however long they want, but in the end, tear down the houses and rebuild the ranch. The ranch will serve as education facility for local schools.

5. Places I have lived: Beijing (China), Jiangxi province (China), Guangzhou (China), Palo Alto (CA), Santa Clara (CA), San Jose (CA).

6. Jobs I have had: dog groomer, office clerk at Hoover Institution, library clerk at Hoover library, vendor in various flea markets, shop clerk at The Knitting Room, telemarketing sales girl at a Chinese PC distributor.

I will tag some of my mom-friends, because I want to read your answers to question #1: Sarah, Lesley, Zelda, Cindy, and Jocelyn.


Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Vivian.

I like your plan for the ranch.

Bill said...

Hello Sweetheart, YOu've had more jobs than that, haven't you? Well, I agree at least with item #1 that it was a good time and a great memory. Love, Husband

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday!!
You are making the rest of us look bad, with your healthy snacks.

zelda said...

Happy Birthday!

Lesley said...

HB from me!
Working on the tag-- will post Sat.

Jennifer said...

I know what you mean - I think of you as Bucky and Trinket's mom :)

Maybe the ranch could have a small dog recreational area. Then the whole facility could be fueled by that pooper scooper conversion process you came up with a while back! It's genius. Frisky will be happy to help.

And yes, you are making the rest of us look bad with your healthy snacks!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope it was wonderful. :)

Romi said...

Cool to know a bit more about you!

Happy happy birthday!!! :)

Firefly Nights said...

You think like I do. I just commented to my OH a few days ago that it would be nice to have enough money that if we didn't like the neighbors being too close we could just buy the house(s) and have it(them) moved. Our old farm is now a huge subdivision in an area that's beyond hope, but I can think of some beautiful fields that have been ruined by houses. I'd like to wave that billionaire wand and see the houses go poof into the air. I'd relocate the home owners but I wouldn't be letting them live in the houses until they decided to move. Where we live now was once a farm and the old farmhouse is one of about 50 houses in the subdivision, but with the big trees and rolling hills it's not an offensive subdivision. I can still imagine it as it once was.