Sunday, March 9, 2008

"So much to say, so much to say, so much to say..."

I love that Dave Matthews' song! Anyway, as the title indicates, there is a quite a bit to blog about since the last entry! So, here goes...

I had a pretty good week at work. First, on Wednesday I argued my first motion all by my little self, and what do you know? We won!!! And, it was a surprise, since the other attorney on the case and I thought our chances were quite slim. So, it was an especially happy victory. I joked to my secretary that I'd like my business cards reprinted to say "won every motion argued." She almost threw something at me. :)

Thursday, I defended a depo right by my house, so I didn't even have to brave a commute! After, I met up with Jackie and Kristen to hear all about their fabulous 2-week trip to Australia!

Friday morning, I arrived at a client's warehouse in Riverside at 2:30 a.m. to do interviews of folks who work the night shift. I went into my office around 7:00 a.m., and the day itself was pretty uneventful, except for one major item of note. I received my first, annual performance review. The feedback was very positive and was accompanied by a generous bonus. I was very happy (and relieved)!

After my long day, I came home, ordered pizza with Josh, and passed out at 9 p.m. I didn't wake up yesterday morning until 12 p.m.! 15 hours of sleep! Pretty impressive, I think.

Last night, we went and saw "Definitely, Maybe." I thought it was cute, and Ryan Reynolds is so dreamy.

But, perhaps the most exciting news of all is that Josh and I booked plane flights for our trip in June!! We are going to China for ten days!!! Our plan is to fly into Beijing and out of Shanghai. There may be a couple detours (perhaps to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors), but other than that, we have yet to plan out the details. Ten days will be awfully quick (not enough time to do Western China and Tibet, which I really wanted to do), but I will take what I can get! (Josh and I have agreed we will have to return someday and devote an entire trip to Tibet.) We considered booking a tour, but I think we have now decided that we are going to do it on our own. I am so excited!!!!! I couldn't sleep a wink last night!

11 comments:

H said...

China! How exciting :-) Just make sure to pack all the medicine you might need...I think drugstore conversation might be even more difficult than in Brazil!

And congrats on all that excellent arguing. Never doubted you for a moment :-)

Nanette said...

What a great trip! You two will have a blast!!!

*** said...

SWEET! Xi'an is where my mom's side of the fam is from! Very exciting!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on the excellent annual review, that is fantastic!

WeezerMonkey said...

China is so awesome! Totally dirty and gross, but extraordinary nonetheless. ;)

Xian is amazing. It is so much grander and impressive in person than on TV or in books! You will have the best time! We absolutely must get together before you go! Our running training will get you fit for the Great Wall! Man, that thing is amazing. Did I mention you will have the best time? :)

dapotato said...

how exciting! congrats on the win and your review. yay for china trip coming up!!!

Sarah said...

China?? So exciting.

p.s. I think we may have had the exact same Friday night :)

amber said...

congrats on the great review and bonus! yay!

you're trip sounds so exciting!!

Winnie said...

Whee! Congrats on the win and the bonus! I hope you stayed far, far away from germy lady. How exciting to be going to China!

R said...

OMG, I got so excited for you for your China trip that I almost forgot to congratulate you on the review and bonus. Congrats and yay!!

wan-nabe said...

way to go on winning the motion!

and, wow - china! that will be so awesome :) wanna make like my MIL and smuggle in some bibles? hee.

Lilcee said...

congrats on the win.

China!! Wow, that's awesome. You'll definitely have a blast there AND the shopping in Shanghai.