I received an award, for which I feel thankful and blessed, and I passed it onto my blog buds at the end of this post.
Yesterday I got my hair cut short (er). It seems to be longer on one side than the other. Not a lot- hopefully not enough to be noticed by anyone else but me. HOWEVER... If you know me, you will understand immediately why this is a problem. I cannot tolerate asymmetry. Pictures that aren't level and that kind of thing just.drive.me.crazy. I'm a little Monk-ish that way. The hair differential might as well be 12 inches.
It's driving me insame. See? I can't even spell right. It's affected my spelling skills now! CRIPES! What's next? Nausea? Dizziness? Incontinence?
Sure, I could have just fixed the spelling mistake and moved on, but then you'd have no concrete evidence of how seriously this catastrophe has impacted my life. One side of my head feels heavier, you guys. No lie. I'm absolutely sure of it. I think I'm leaning a little. How can I live like this?
You know what's going to happen, don't you? I'm going to lay awake thinking about it, then get up out of bed at around 3:00 a.m., stumble- bleary-eyed- into the bathroom, search for the scissors, and whack the
Anyway... Next topic- Our flights are booked and we're leaving on Thursday the 23rd! We'll be in Majuro on the 25th, see our baby on the 26th, and he will be ours on the 27th! God is so, so good I can hardly stand it sometimes! Look at all these exclamation points! Can you believe these flippin' exclamation points!?! It's ridiculous! Just be glad you don't have to hear me because the tone of my voice is full of exclamation points, too! I'm really happy (except, you know, for the extra 3 feet of hair hanging off one side of my head) and excited, is what I'm saying. ...!... Right now, I'm filling out those obnoxious little luggage tags! The paper keeps ripping because it won't slide back into the flippin' holder-thingie! It's fun! I'm thrilled!
I've been emailing back and forth with one of the families currently in the RMI with their cutie-patootie new daughter and I just heard that two of the other families over there saw our sweet boy last night (and YES, he is a BOY!! That one deserved a few exclamation points, because I still had my doubts). They even got pictures of him! I'm hoping I can find out how big he is before I go, and save myself from packing 54,329 outfits in 4 different sizes. It's so hard to tell anything from a few pictures. He looks big in his referral pics, but he only weighed 4.9 lbs at birth. How much bigger could he get in just five months?
Oh, I almost forgot... I should apologize to anyone who needs to run to the store for baby supplies, toiletries, or OTC medicines anytime soon. The shelves will be empty. I bought them all. I'm sorry, but it had to be done. I now own enough QTips to keep every resident of the RMI free of ear gunk until 2015. Don't get me started on the hand sanitizer supply. I've gotta have my hand sanitizer. I believe life as we know it could cease if something bad happened to my hand sanitizer. And since the heat index over there is like a bajillion degrees every day, I've gone a little overboard on the Secret Clinical. I sweat like a hooker in church. A bit of an overshare. Sorry.
Ummm. Crap. Mike just weighed the first suitcase I have completely packed. It weighed 63 pounds. Just a tad over the limit. What in the he... ck am I going to do? These are the necessities, people!
Before I go, I wanted to thank Elaine for giving me this award:
Elaine, everyone's favorite Mormon, is one of my favorite bloggers. She is a funny, funny girl. I just love her to pieces and wish she lived across the street. Not only would my days be laughter-filled, but my children could invite themselves over to play on that huge jungle-gym-playground-heaven-on-earth-for-kids thing her husband is building. Have you seen the thing? It's like a small town. I'm pretty sure it also contains a movie theater and convenience store.
Now for the rules: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
So, I must now nominate eight of my peeps... I'll try to choose people who haven't been nominated already, but I haven't checked on all of you, so I can't guarantee it. If you've been nominated already, I guess you're just especially awesome. I'm not linking because the links to all of these are over on my blog roll. I'm not lazy, I'm busy!
In no particular order:
Ohilda at A Bouquet of Blessings- A Godly woman who is so passionate about Biblical values and isn't afraid to say exactly what she thinks. LOVE that!
Rebecca at Surrendering All has the biggest heart for children- such an amazing mama and woman of God.
Heather at Dreams Do Come True- A really sweet girl who is long overdue for all the blessings that are soon to come her way in the form of twin baby boys.
Chandra at Our Little Russian- LOVE her blog and her baby's gorgeous, sweet, happy, FAT little face. Just try not to smile while looking at that kid. It cannot be done.
Tina at Second Generation- Another adoptee and such a sweetie, with a gorgeous new baby!
Laura L. at A Joyful Family- A regular commenter who always has nice things to say. Her blog is always full of sweet pictures and stories about her cutie-pie little girl.
Tracy at My Minivan Rocks- My favorite Smarta**! What an awesome mama. Three little kids so close together would suck the funny out of almost anyone, but not Tracy.
Lauren at Cheers Y'all- Who surely must have been nominated by others, but I don't care. LOVE her blog. Actually, I don't think she reads mine and she won't know she got this, so I'll pick one more...
Kate at Howdthatgo- A fellow adoptee and someone that will hopefully become a new friend! I'll be seeing her soon in Majuro!