Gross. Sloppy. Slushy. Cold. Wet. Squishy. Slick. Blehhh...
I attempted to go grocery shopping this morning in this delightful weather we are having. The only bright spot of that attempt is that I saved over $120 at Kroger and Harris Teeter and only spent $117. Our pantry, refrigerator, freezer, and fruit bowls are full to overflowing.
Tonight is date night for Jeremiah and me.
We will do dinner (of course) and then are going camera shopping. I almost have enough saved for a digital SLR camera and have been researching and researching and researching some more. I decided that I needed to get my hands on a few and really feel them out before I commit to one. For those of you photographers out there I'd love any recommendations or warnings.
I called our adoption agency this week just to touch base about a couple of things. It is always reassuring for me to have communication with them. Our agency is a little different in that they don't give adoptive parents an official number on the wait list. Instead they send out frequent (at least once a month) in-process updates telling of what has been going on in the orphanages, within the agency, and of course, referral updates. The agency director has just returned home from a visit to Ethiopia and was full of positive news for Ethiopian adoptions, including a renewing of their license. We reach 2 months of officially waiting next week.
In my desire to use the wait productively I have collected a list of adoption/attachment/biracial parenting books and am steadily working my through them. I am in the middle of I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla by Marguerite Wright. It came highly recommended to me and I mean no offense if anybody who recommended it to me reads this, but I really tend to disagree with some of the points made. I think there have even been research studies published recently that disprove some of her foundational points. I am only about halfway through though...
Anyways...that is a subject that is worth digressing on and worthy of a future blog post. Again, any recommendations for books for parenting a child of a different race would be readily accepted!
Did I mention yet that the weather is absolutely horrendous today?
There has been a lot of this going on...