Tuesday, September 29, 2009

25 years

Yesterday was my "Americaversary," a term my parents came up with as a day to celebrate my adoption. I won't go into details of all that. I wrote most of that last year in this post reflecting on adoption.

In the past, it's always been a special day. My parents would send me a gift or flowers. This year, it kind of snuck up on them, though they both did call. I really didn't expect anything anyway since I've had a lot of major expenses recently. And I'm grateful they have helped me out. Otherwise, I usually went to a restaurant of my choice and enjoyed a nice, Asian meal with a friend or my family if they were in town which has been rare the last eight or so years (we all live in different states).

Somehow, I think 25 years in a milestone, and I really should celebrate it. Yesterday was a busy day, and by the end of the night, I was super upset with a friend who double booked in dog sitting right at the same time she is supposed to take care of my dogs when I'm gone for a week in October (and she's known about this for months, and I just spoke to her last weekend about it), my boss for a number of reasons, finances, etc. Everyone is busy, so they don't have time to go out or whatever anyway.

But despite this and feeling kind of overall crappy and like I'm going to cry, I'm going to try to do something for myself today even if it as simple as buying some flowers, taking a long walk (haven't exercised in months), or enjoying a great cup of coffee somewhere. I just need a moment to let go and RELAX. There is a lot in store for me in the next few weeks, and I need to be able to get through it.

Note--*I know I keep saying it, but this is the last blog post to be public for a month or so. Please let me know if you want to be added and at which e-mail address since many of you have multiple ones. If you've already e-mailed me, then I will be sure to include you.

Added 9/30 photos


Kim said...

Happy Americaversary! I hope you do get to do something for yourself that is relaxing and fulfilling. Some flowers and a nice walk sounds wonderful :)

Sarah said...

Is this similar to a "gotcha day?" We celebrate my sister's-it's her favorite day of the year besides Christmas!

PLEASE do something enjoyable and sweet for yourself. This is a really big deal! I would go for the coffee AND walk AND flowers combo.

Kristina said...

I like Sarah's idea - treat yourself to something special! You absolutely deserve it.
- Kristina

Telstaar said...

OOoh I do really hope you've been able to do something nice for yourself and that it just provided a bit of refreshment amongst all the stresses of late.

Thinking of you xo

Cammy said...

I am behind on blogs, so I'm late to the congratulations, but happy belated Americaversery! Here's to the next 25 years! =D

(And I do hope you have taken it for granted that I want to be added to your blog reader list?)

Tiptoe said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the lovely wishes on a good day. I did do some relaxing things, like taking the boys (Baxter and Hank for a nice walk at the Arboretum) and picking up some alstroemeria flowers, one of my favorites.

Sarah, it is like a "gotcha" day. Both my step-sister and I celebrate it.

Cammy, yes, I know to add you to the list. ;-)

ola said...

Happy belated Americaversary Tiptoe!

I've just read your adoption story and it is so moving! I had to laugh when reading about your soon-to-be-parents' reasons to adopt little korean kid!:)
Do you still speak Korean?

28.9. is st. Wenceslaw day- public holiday in Czech Republic