Can you believe it boys and girls 2009 is halfway thru already. In a few days, we start the second half of the year. Every year we go “where did the year go”. Every. single.year.
Anyway, I thought I’d do a midyear review post so I went back and revisited my posts from January. And lo and behold, I found that majority of my posts were memes. I went meme crazy this first half. I have meme on Monday (My World), Tuesday (Watery Wednesday, it’s Wednesday in some parts of the world), Wednesday (Sepia Scenes), and Thursday (This Way Thursday). Not that I am complaining. Playing meme is both fun and time consuming. If you want to play meme, you don’t just post the image and link to your site. You must visit other players’ post too. That’s the commitment you take when you play meme. I love visiting other blogs. I enjoyed their photos. I learn more about how to compose photographs from fellow players. But as I said, it takes commitment and plenty of time. Time that I had in the first half of the year. I hope to have more of the same time available the second half of the year to devote to the memes.
I traveled outside of the state twice in the first half. In February (15 to 19), because of freaking good deal, husband and I went to Vegas with our friends. During the stay we took them to a day trip to Grand Canyon, their first time and our first time to see it with snow on the ground. We also visited Valley of Fire state park, which was truly an amazing experience. The weather was cool and it rained in all but our last day in Vegas.
In April (25-29), we went to NY to attend my husband’s college bff’s wedding. Needless to say I was stoked to see NY for the first time. There was limited time to devote to sightseeing on our own, but I thought we made the most of the time we had by visiting the city hall, had sighted Brooklyn Bridge from a distance, hit the pavement in Manhattan, joined the crowd in Chinatown and Little Italy, posed for photos in Belvedere Castle and Oak Bridge in Central Park, felt so at home in Queens especially in the Jackson Heights neighborhood. There was a block or two in Jackson Heights that I felt like I was transported to Pasay City, seriously.
The wedding was fun, and colorful. Colorful in attires I mean. Saris, their finest, were on display. Despite wearing something of fancier fabric, my shalwar kameez (pantsuit) was no sari. And I was asked if I owned a sari. I think it was a cultural boo-boo not to wear sari on special occasion. I just reasoned out that I wasn’t confident enough to ride the subway and walk a few blocks in a sari.
I also found the reason behind my fatigue this first half. A trio of Epstein Barr, low iron level, and hypothyroidism is the culprit. At least I found out.
Our house search is over. Upon our return from NY, our real estate agent told us our bid was accepted. One month later we were signing docs. Another day after that we were given the keys. And we are still doing some minor renovations. Minor? We have a wall demolished. Nope we didn’t do it ourselves, although if time was not a concern, husband would love to do it himself.
We also have painted the living room. And in a few days our list of to-do include: painting (kitchen, family room, baths, hallway, bedrooms), tiling (kitchen and entryway), putting laminated floor (hallway, family room).
And in two weeks, we hope to be able to move in to our first house.
That’s what has happened in my life this first half of the year. The End.