Ni hao!! Okay, I'm here in Nanning. Blogger is definitely blocked. I can't access it so I'm updating my blog from within my e-mail. I'm getting your comments though. I'm not sure when I say "publish" the comment whether it's going thru to my blog or not. So either way, keep sending the comments for me to read and also to let me know that my e-mailing of posts to my blog is actually working!
The flights were fine. My bag didn't make it to Beijing thanks to lovely JFK and American Airlines. So, after 22 hours of flying, I'm sitting here in the same clothes. I guess my idea of showing up to meet Ava-Meiying looking like a fairy-princess-godmother isn't going to happen. Instead, I'm going to show up, wrinkled, disheveled, smelly, wearing black and exhausted. Everything was in that bag (my clothes, her clothes, toiletries, gifts, the wooden bowl, her backpack of things I bought for her, etc.) Basically, what I have w/ me now is my camera, my laptop and the adoption papers! Um, I'm thinking my camera cord that sincs to my computer was in there too, so I might not be able to upload pictures?!
Skype works. I already called home and saw Derek and Eliza; and of course, started crying. I feel so far away, duh. During the long 13 hour flight, I thought so much about Eliza's adoption, Eliza's life, all the while getting myself more and more worked up and homesick. I finally had to turn off the thoughts and emotions. But getting to Beijing and finding out my bag didn't make it, somehow made me feel even more isolated and lonely. They're just material things, but they were from home. Oh wawwww! I'm just tired.
So, in about 9 hours, I'll be meeting Meiying. I'll feel better once I can go into mommy mode. By the way, Air China was very nice, food wasn't bad and Beijing airport is beautiful. It is so efficient. I got thru the temp check for Swine Flu, Immigrations, Customs, Baggage and Lost and Found, and checked in for the next flight all within 1 hour. It took me 1 hour just to get thru security at JFK!!! Ridiculous.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Posted by The Ordinary Horse at 2:03 PM