Amongst The Clouds
Last night the hubs and I were watching an old episode of “How I met your Mother” and Robin’s (then) boyfriend dressed up as Hansel for Halloween. Robin, however, didn’t dress up as Gretel… she was just joking but her boyfriend didn’t get the memo.
“What’s the moral of Hansel and Gretel?” asks my husband.
“You shouldn’t overeat.” I answered, then the husband and I laughed so hard. He actually didn’t know the story at all so I told him a brief (probably wrong) version that I remember. Then the husband, thinking my answer was hilarious, went on Facebook to ask everyone what the moral of Hansel and Gretel was and he got a WIDE array of answers. Some HILARIOUS, some not… lol
I woke up this morning and immediately chatted with the BFF and we had SO MANY GIGGLES. She also comforted me a bit about my upcoming surgery. I don’t feel so nervous anymore but I am still a little scared.
A few minutes before 8am, the hubs woke up and we went to eat breakfast before he had to go to work. The hubs suggested that I go to the Shanghai World Financial Center’s Observatory after breakfast because it was a BEAUTIFUL day. So I went and I’m glad I did, it was clear skies and amazing views. SWFC is the tallest building in Shanghai and if you go all the way to the top (150RMB), the views are spectacular! I felt like I was floating amongst the clouds and even parts of the floor were clear glass. The building looks like a giant bottle opener and if you look at your feet, you see everything below!
I’m a little terrified of heights and I did get those right before you go down on a roller coaster butterflies with each step I took. I spent a good 45 minutes up there taking pictures/videos on my iPhone. I saw so many children with their families and even talked to some of them in Chinese. I was thinking about how one day I’ll bring my own children here with their father and take pictures like those families. I also thought about how my nieces (Claire, Aerin and Zoe) would find it fascinating and maybe even a little scared like I was.
On my way out, Alina texted me and asked if I have plans for lunch. It was actually really sweet because she knew the hubs was working. So I went to eat lunch with her and her husband, then we had some coffee (which was a big mistake because I was shaking like crazy afterwards, I don’t normally drink coffee) and then they took me home.
I just told the BRO that I’m having surgery and that I’m going to tell my in laws tomorrow. I really don’t want them to worry. But I know if it were reversed, I would want to know if my children (birth and in law) to tell me, regardless of my worrying.
The surgery will be fast, quick and easy. Sadly the hubs can’t take off work and trust me, he can’t because it’s a particularly important time for him to be there. I think that’s why I’m still a little nervous because when I wake up from the surgery, I’ll have to take myself home. The doctor did say I’ll be back to normal after I rest a few hours in the hospital, so that’s comforting.
So that’s what I was thinking about today while I was up in the sky, looking at the marvelous city that I live in now. I even took a video to share!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I want to say that I feel SO TOUCHED that you have been so supportive, reaching out and being so kind to me.
It’s funny because the moment I feel even just a little bit off, I get a comment, email, text…. (etc) and it’s ALWAYS so SWEET. It’s like the universe is letting me know that I am loved.
Here I leave you with a video I took while I was looking at the city view. I still can’t believe I live here.