30 October 2008

eat, shop, and be merry

Still no answer from my sw.

(eta: Oh, the power! No sooner did I publish this than my sw called! She is starting on the update and thinks that the Russian sw visit will be enough to satisfy USCIS about my move.)


Still no answer from new agency.

Sent fingerprints to Moscow via DHL. (note: That cost as much as a Fed Ex to the US...but will be faster and I now have a nifty discount card. another note: I shouldn't have bothered translating everything into Russian as we had to put it BACK into English. The DHL worker was impressed, though...and gave me the nifty card.)

So. Grumble, grumble. No news from the people who should be bringing me glad tidings of great joy. What's a girl to do when there's no joy to be tided? Make brownies and shop online.

I have all sorts of things in all sorts of sizes...but decided I needed more in Miss Possible's sizes. (Actually, a review of the closet post-spree showed I had more than I thought...but the new items aren't overkill. And I could still use pajamas...)

Today I bought the two items that I'd been putting off buying until I know sizes (coat and shoes). That was very sensible of me. Today, I didn't want to be sensible. So, I just guessed...and guess a little big. Who knows? If they are too small, we donate. If they're too big, way too big, we save them and shop some more.

[I'm still holding off on her bitty baby until I know for sure what d2b looks like (so the baby will look like her). Well, I'm holding off for now...]


Mia, ever the helpful kitty who wants in on the action, jumped up to give her approval...and attack the not-new elephant. (Beazy approved and then left when the camera appeared.) This photo was taken and posted to appease the demanding readers who want to know about the felines. You people are nuts. Lovable, but nuts. They're CATS--not people.

16 comments:

Maggie said...

Love, love, love the boots. They're so cute. How you managed to find pink boots that aren't sickeningly girly is beyond me.

habeshachild said...

you are starting to spook me with your superpowers.

will you please post something about Obama winning so that it will come true?

Melissa said...

Did I ever tell you I have a kitty named Mia? Your super powers are super amazing!

Tina in CT said...

Love what you bought. Katya had pink tie ankle boots that were so cute with her leggings. The jacket looks like a Hanna - love the print. How did you get your online purchases so quickly?

Tina in CT said...

Habeshachild: I agree about Obama!

Andrea said...

Seconding Maggie on the boots. Fun, funky, pink boots-- it doesn't get better than that!

Well, at least when it comes to footwear, it doesn't.

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

LOVE the purchases. Sensible can be a little over-rated.

cm

kate said...

So glad you appreciate the triumph of the boots! I'm not a big fan of pink...but found lots of chocolate colored items that had a pink flower or splodge or something...so think the boots will be fun and funky. Sadly, I did not find any boots for myself. But I want a dark brown, leather, chunky-heeled, knee-length pair. Hard to find here...and I don't do pink.

I hesitate to even type the dreaded O name on my computer as I've sworn to use my powers for GOOD, and he is decidedly not that, imho.

Tina, these weren't online purchases. These were extras--Ashan (coat) and Banana Mama (boots).

Allison B said...

Super power is working! Hurrah!

(And thanks for the pic of Mia. Cats are people too!)

Lauri said...

love the boots & coat and our cat is named Mia as well.. but we call her Mi-Mi

mommyto5 said...

Love the coat and boots, too cute, and I'm sure your little miss d2b will love them also. Best wishes for blessings to come your way!

Jenni said...

I love the boots and the coat!

Kathy Friend said...

CUTE on the jacket and boots! I have a coat, snow pants (yes, they are Hanna's) - got 'em 2 years ago...just hoping they still fit. If not, maybe they will fit your D2B, and I'll send 'em to ya!

Debbie B said...

Your power seems to be getting stronger!! LOL!

Love the jacket and boots. Very pretty.
And Mia is adorable checking out the elephant.

MMrussianadoption said...

dont ya just love shopping for girls clothes?

Annie said...

How fun. But I have to say, the cutest children's shoes I've ever seen are in Russia. I was so angry at myself that I didn't take Anastasia's foot outline when we went last time so I could buy her some of those amazingly charming shoes. I ADORE those little pink boots, though! My Aidan wore a pair like that when he was 3 and 4 (with knickers). Man, I did enjoy dressing my docile bio-kids. These Russian sweeties all came with clear opinions about what they want to wear. Sigh.