Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Distractions in Chicago

Greetings from the Windy City!

This week, thankfully, bright and early on Monday morning, it was off to Chicago for a work meeting. Actually, this meeting was originally planned for next week, but silly me thought that I could likely be headed to Vladivostok, Russia then. Silly me!! I have a great time that I work with - so they made the meeting this week.

We did a little planning for 2009 and setting up some new systems, but mostly it was a celebration of a solid 2008. We had drinks at the top of the Hancock Building, ate at Pizzeria Uno and finally a big dinner with most of the region at Joe's Prime House and Stone Crab.

The best part for me was that this trip forced me out of my routine of WAITING. So for a couple of days, I was able to get my mind off things and have fun! My January schedule has been up in the air - since I thought I'd be traveling. I've decided that I'm going to go ahead and plan some work appointments this month anyway. That way if no news comes, I'll still be productive - but maybe this will be my Murphy's Law assistance... if I plan something else, I'll have to go to Russia! Plus all my customers know what's going on, so if I have to reschedule -- they'll understand!

Is it January 12th yet?

10 comments:

jeanette wunderly said...

Fill up your month and you'll get the call! I keep checking in with your blog in hopes of good news! It'll happen!!!

Nichole said...

Everytime I see that you have updated your blog, I think...Oh, she got travel dates! You are a trooper, I can't imagine waiting this long to go pick up your girl! Praying the good news comes soon!

Julie Sellers said...

Keeping my finger crossed for you. I made all 4 of my trips to Russia in the winter time. It's not for the faint of heart.

Take a hat or people will say over and over something that losely translates to "crazy American woman."

Good luck! It's the adventure of a life time!

Julie

My blog: AdoptionOptionStories@blogspot.com

Heather said...

Isn't it amazing the minds games we play with ourselves! Hang in there.

Suzy said...

I totally believe in the Murphy's Law logic! It has to work!!!!

Roger and Joanne said...

Nice to see you were able to enjoy some time away in Chicago. I'm still hoping we get to meet each other in Vlad very soon!

Robbin said...

Thanks for posting on my blog, I don't think I could mix those things up either. Do you have any ideal when the time is coming for travel? I know you are getting excited! Maybe six to 9 more months for me but every day it gets closer!

findingourdaughter said...

UGH! I know what you mean....Jan. 12.....come on! The only distraction I had was my mom went to the hospital, but is home now and all is fine, Thank God! So it wasn't really a good one.....
TGIF though!
Hugs and can't wait for you to get that court date!

Kim said...

When we were waiting for the "call" I made plans to go visit my friend in Colorado. 2 days later the call came, I went to CO and did all the travel prep from there. We left a week after I got home. Make plans. :)

Kim
www.prudhomme-family.blogspot.com

Troy and Rachel said...

Def. make plans because then the call will come!! I'm glad you are using some distractions - we're praying that call comes soon.