Monday, November 23, 2009

thanks giving

a friend made a post recently of things she's thankful for, and i thought that seemed like a good idea. particularly given the season and all. so, in no particular order, here are some things that i'm thankful for on november 23, 2009.

a job
good health (for me and b)
having a good conversation
that i can run
a new son (especially when he sings the gilligan's island theme song (and sings "gilligan...the skipper or two...the millionaire..."))
beautiful mountains
my mom (and the rest of my family)
things that remind me of my dad
my in-laws
the new yorker
the di
reading good books
watching good tv shows and movies
lost (i only have to wait another month or so--i can't remember if it starts in january or february)
fresh fruit
going to tn for christmas

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

season 3 is over

i'm a fan of mad men. it's not a feel-good show, and you can't really like the characters or what they do most of the time, but it's really interesting and well done. the characters might not be people i'd want to hang out with, but they are interesting. i feel like watching this show gives me a glimpse into what it was like to live in the 60s. of course, not everyone lived like these people. but the show shows how smoking was so common, how people didn't wear seat belts, babies weren't in car seats, women drank while they were pregnant, ect, ect.

the third season was good. i've enjoyed watching it. now i just have to wait until next august for the fourth season. that's a long wait.

Monday, November 9, 2009

it's been a good week

well, we are about at the end of our first week with william in our house. things have gone really very well. william is such a cheerful, helpful, smart boy that he makes it easy to love him and have him around.

on friday we went out for mexican food, and he had some chicken tacos. b and i had good burritos with spicy salsa. i always love a good burrito and hot salsa. then we went on the gallery stroll in downtown. we came across some interesting paintings and singers/bands. there was also a fun magician and even a used clothing sale. it was a fun evening. and william was a real trooper. he enjoyed it all too.

on saturday evening we went over to my aunt and uncle's house for dinner. william met a lot of people and wasn't shy at all. he even walked right up to my uncle and gave him a big hug. it was a good time. i got to see my grandma who i haven't seen for a few years.

on sunday, the weather was nice so we drove up into the canyon. we had a good time walking around the woods and on some trails. it was chilly, but surprisingly warm for november. and it's still going to be nice for a few more days. it might snow at the end of the week, but that's ok. mid november seems like a fine time for a little snow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

big changes

this will be our last blog post before brian and i become parents--foster parents that is. but parents nonetheless if you have a child living with you full time. the goal is that this will turn into an adoption 6-8 months down the road. so, big changes.

the boy who is moving in with us, william, is 7 and in the 1st grade. for now i will be driving him over to the current elementary school he's been going to, which is about 2 miles away. but, after a few months or so, we'll transition him over into the elementary school that's just a block or two over (ie he can walk).

we have been spending time with william off-and-on since june. so this has been a slow transition, but that has worked out well for us. i, especially, needed time to make sure i could make this work. sometimes things come slowly to me.

anyway, after about 8.5 years of marriage, b and i will finally have a little (although not so little) kiddo in the house. so life goes.

we can't post pictures of him online, so don't expect to see any pictures of him on our blog. that's a bummer, but it's a reasonable rule (law?) that the state has set up. if you want to see a picture of him, you can email one of us and we'll send you one.