Wednesday, July 16, 2008

China Bracelet & Daily Count Down

My DH found a rubber bracelet on line that was imprinted with "I am the best thing Made in China". He sent away in secret and surprised me with one back in August 2005.

I immediately put it on my wrist and wore it as a reminder that we had a new daughter "on the way".
A few weeks after wearing it and looking at it every day, I decided to wear it until we had our daughter (we were expecting a referral in less that 10 months back then!). Here's my lovely wrist with bracelet # 4.

I am not a fashion conscience person; I do wish I had better taste than I have.... When I shop for myself, I usually end up returning 90% of what I buy.
I rely on DH's great eye for fashion (he will select clothes for me once or twice a year) and I upgraded my sense of fashion by watching my now favorite show "What Not to Wear" on TLC. Great fashion sense! So does it bother me that I wear this somewhat tacky bracelet? Well, now that you mention it.....

When the first one began tearing (notice the safety pin to hold it together until it was replaced), I went on line and ordered another one (#2). My sister had mentioned that she would wear one too, in expectation of her new niece. So I ordered one for her too.
Of course, over the very long WAIT, another broke (#3) so I placed ANOTHER order..... this time I used my brains and ordered six - yes, six!!

Here's to taking off this florescent white/green rubber bracelet on family/forever day!! I can't wait!

Continuing the count down - only 23 days left until referral day!!

10 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

too funny!

You know I was thinking that these days you are counting down are probably longer feeling than all the months!

Have a good day.

Lea
xo

Vivian M said...

Wow, you go through bracelets the way my niece goes through boyfriends!
Here's hoping this is the last bracelet of that kind you will wear!

amy said...

love the countdown

kris said...

Great story- kinda reminds me of those who will have to renew their paperwork 3 times (or maybe more, but God I hope not)- can't wait to see you guys get your referral!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LOVE IT..
I have on the "Red Thread" one.. and so does DH..
I have extra for me.. but they only had one XL one..
So guess I will have to try and find some more ...looks like one will not hold up...
Have a Great Week...
You are getting sooo close...

T&W said...

That is so neat. Can't wait to see that bracelet in Hong Kong!!

m said...

Well I have always admired your fashion sense. You look perfect to me. I can't wait to help you spoil that baby.
Love you,
Marsha

a Tonggu Momma said...

LOVE the bracelet story!!!!

Dannye said...

I wear the Born In China red bracelet and have since our 2nd month LID-versary, we just "celebrated" our 24th month, and still wearing it, I've ended up adding two other bracelets to my wrist (a ladybug bracelet, and a silver bracelet that used to have ladybug charms and a red thread, now it's just the bracelet, lol)....so I totally know what you mean about unstylish bracelets, but hey whatcha gonna do, lol.....

Christel, Jerry & Alex said...

Ha! I love the bracelet story, too! i decided to do a necklace... I am on the 6th one already! we are about to celebrate our 2 year LID... i better order more of those crazy necklaces!

Christel
LID 8.8.06
mama to 2 boys from Kaz!