Sunday, September 28, 2008
Caroline also has a favorite book called Good Night Prayer. Most nights she chooses it along with a few of her other favorites. A couple weeks ago I realized she pretty much had the book/prayer memorized and could recite it with a little prompting. So tonight I asked her to help me read it. Here's how it went:
Caroline: ...I lay me down to sleep.
Caroline: ...fall to pieces.
That's a far as we got. I mean, where do you go from there?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Later, Spence and I met up with some friends at Climb Nashville. I think he enjoyed his inaugural climb up a fake wall with color-coded hand holds. One more trip and he'll be hooked like me.
We topped off the evening at Gojo. For you middle Tenneseeans, Gojo is the best Ethiopian food ever, well at least in Tennessee. I highly recommend a visit. My mom and Caroline joined us mid-way through our dinner and C insisted on dancing to the music before getting in her high chair. She ate a nickel's worth of injera, then proceeded to knock over a whole stool of spices.
Friday, September 26, 2008
In a moment of impulse and bravery, I cut off my hair. Kim, this picture is for you. It's a horrible self-portrait in the bathroom of my office today. This is so you can find me at the workshop tomorrow.
Tomorrow, I'm attending the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital International Adoption Clinic workshop. A number of clinicians and psychologists will speak on issues related to adopting internationally (medical, bonding, etc.). Afterward, I'm taking Spence climbing at the indoor climbing gym in Nashville (his maiden climb), then we're going to eat at Gojo. I'm seriously addicted to Ethiopian food and need it at least every other week. I can't wait!!
Now, it's 5 minutes 'til the Mississippi debate, so I gotta go.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
- It's been 3 months since our agency last got referrals.
- We're very close to the top of the list now (possibly second).
- We could travel this year. (I know this scares some people silly, me included.)
- Holly and Beth are home with their little ones and are settling in.
- Demarie is still in Ethiopia, but she and Josiah are doing well.
I'm going to Knoxville next weekend for an Ethiopian New Year party with fellow adoptive families. It would have been fun to take a referral to show, but maybe next time.
Oh yeah, I cut off my hair. Yeah, I really did.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Anyone care to guess the movie my post title quotes?
Here's another hint: "I carried a watermelon?"
I assure you I can't lift a watermelon much less carry one. But I love that movie!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
And I got nothing...NOTHING! No comeback, no witty quip, just a total dumbstruck look. My brother, not yet 30, was ready to pound the little twerp and replied, "You're kinda young, aren't ya? Where's your mommy?"
We agreed beating him up was probably not the way to go and decided just to heckle him on his next climb. (I'm not too old for a little childish retaliation.)
Now, I've been called a few things in my time, but not old. Not yet! Even worse was when he came looking for me later with his adult belayer (and apparent apology instigator) in tow to say, "I'm sorry I called you old."
So the kid obviously hasn't developed his social filter. That's cool. But something tells me I just crossed over to the other side.