Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Take a deep breath

I hate appartment searching. We have been to at least 15 appartments in the last 2 days and we haven't found anything we really liked. Sophie is a little distressed because her environment is completely different and she gets quite upset when we leave her every day to search for an appartment. Thank goodness my mom is here to help take care of her.

Anyway, I am posting this in a really foul mood. We are so jet lagged that we can't really sleep at night, and each day house hunting starts at 8:30am. It doesn't help that Fabien has to also go to work at the same time.

I am feeling like an idiot because 5 mins ago I picked up the phone and it was Fab's China boss speaking (in French) and although I understood him perfectly, the language center of my brain just froze and I kinda sputtered incoherently. I must have sounded like an alien because he very tentatively asked if i spoke English?!! What a marvellous first impression...

AND to top it all off ...

I just managed to spill an entire bottle of carefully pumped breastmilk on the kitchen floor.

Anyone who has ever had to pump milk by hand will know how pissed off I am about that.

This is a good time to breathe as deeply as possible of the dry and polluted air. And go surf some of my friends blogs and chill out. I am sure we will find the right place to live in for the next 2 years. I am sure everything is going to be fine.

God will provide.


Peter said...

Hang in there .. i know how bad the first few days are and it is amazing that you saw so many places already!!!

The thing with the milk of course .. i can only imagine :)

You will find a great place ... and think about all the great food you can get now :)

Anonymous said...

You are right, God will provide! It's all in His timing. After you finally get some rest it will all start to look like an adventure again. Give the cutest baby in Beijing a kiss!

rene said...

Hang in there! Relocation is a challenge esp with a baby too! But I am sure you will settle down very soon. Things will get better :)

zzz... said...

Well, look at it this way, you can impress Fab's bosses by speaking perfect Mandarin! :)

Good luck with the house hunting!

Gia-Gina said...

Damn I hate losing pumped breast milk....We miss you terribly.