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Thursday, June 10, 2010

This is starting to wear on me...

Today I took a good long look at the calendar... I've been away from home for 3 weeks now and it will be almost another one until I pick up my son.  For the first while there is so much to see and do... now I'm starting to feel like I've seen it and I've done it.  We walk the same streets, shop the same shops, heck we've even started to run into the same people.  They recognize us because we speak English on the streets and now they say hello to us when we are buying milk down stairs.  Tomorrow is the last day of the 10 day wait.  Tomorrow, I will officially be Corbins mom but I won't be able to hug him and tell him that for another 5 days.  I'm getting grumpy and tired.  I'll have been here for about a month when I get to have him for good.  We sat down today to make a grocery list for when he arrives... then I realized that he will only be here in Khabarovsk for about 4 1/2 days... we won't need a lot of groceries for that.  I'm so beyond ready to go and get  Corbin... I'm ready to come home.  This little adventure was fun for awhile but now it's just grating on me and wasting time.  Ole and I run pretty much every day and then walk for about 3 hours after that just to fill hours.  I said to my sister earlier that it's sort of like a 3 week vacation... at the begining, you are so amazingly ready to relax and enjoy the fresh air... week two you are settled in... week three... you are almost embarassed to say that you are ready to get back to your normal life.  Ditto.  So... I'm going to go soak my swollen feet and have a beer... then I'll mark another day off the calendar.  One more to go... 2 weeks until I am home sweet home.
Sorry for the downer... could be the PMS?

5 comments:

Tracey and Chuck said...

Thinking of you and hoping the rest of the time goes by quickly!

HilaryS said...

Just keep checking off that calendar. Have you gone to the baby store yet. Pick up a few Russian outfits and toys to bring home as souvenirs. More retail therapy - one thing that I have heard a lot of people do, but we did not have time for was to buy one gift for each year until they turn 18 or 21. Something very Russian for each year that becomes a special memory (i.e. a matroyshka, a birch box, a book, a bottle of vodka for 21). You will be soooo happy to get on that plane to Moscow because it means the end will be near.

Hilary

alicia said...

thinking of you today...oh so close to coming home with your son...what an amazing day it will be!

terence and carala said...

Hang in there girl! At least you will be in GREAT shape for soccer.(you guys beat Tsunami 2-0 I heard!)

You can do it! Soon you will be with Corbin and the days will just fly. I'm stoked that it's less than a week now before you have him. SO sweet! Wish I could say the same. So, chin up! Just think of the most amazing summer you will have with him! I can't wait to meet him!

You're in our prayers girl. Hang in there. :-)

love,
Carala and the boys

Deb Woodcock said...

Wish I had something inspiring to say to help buoy you up. I really like Hilary's idea. You might have to get another suitcase to accommodate the retail therapy though. Time is long here at home with you so far away so I can only imagine that the clock ticks very slowly for you. GG would love a letter from you sent from Russia - maybe one for Corbin as a part of his story sent with a Russian post mark.
Love you lots.
Mom