Thursday, July 17, 2008

Random Items

So first of all, tomorrow Cory and I are going to get the first of our immunizations. I say the first because I know that at least one or two of them have a series of shots. Soon I'll by immunized to yellow fever, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Meningitis, Rabies, and a couple of other things.... And I can get that tetanus shot that I've NEVER had, and a flu shot probably - also something that I have never had. I'm not comfortable with having these "reduced strength" bugs injected into me. The shots themselves, I'm fine with. Needles don't bother me. But the rest of it, not so looking forward to it.

And while we are on the subject, I had a strange thought the other day while I was getting ready for work. While I'm going about my life like normal - going to work, throwing parties, going out to eat and to movies.... My little boy is already alive somewhere. When you really stop to think about it, isn't that just crazy. I know that other people who have adopted have had this thought, and many of them obsess over it, at least from some blogs I've read, but that was the first time that I actually internalized it, actually felt, I don't know what exactly. Sad, wishful, thoughtful.. I don't know. Anyway, if you do the math, and assume that we will most likely get a referral of a little boy over 18 months old, there is no way that he has not been born already. Then I started to think about what he is doing. Is he with his mother, or is she even alive still? Is he hungry like so many children in Ethiopia right now? If he is not with his parents then he is probably with an extended family member like a grandparent, who can barely take care of and feed themselves, and is torn by the knowledge that they may have to give up their grandchild. I can go on and on and let my imagination get the better of me, but there it is. Something to think about. Especially for anyone who is considering adoption. I know that there are children here in the US too, and I know that a lot of them are hungry, its hard for anyone in our positions - jobs, houses, cars, etc.. - to fully comprehend that, but just imagine the idea of 100,000's of thousands of children on the brink of death at any given moment.

Anyway, now that I've tried to depress everyone, let's move on to a completely different topic.


Margarita Party

So, as a lot of you know, because you were here, we had our annual margarita party on Saturday night. Needless to say, the food provided by Allyson was AWESOME as always. There were copious amounts of alcohol consumed, and for some just mixer from what I hear (Hannie, I am so disappointed in you). Overall I think that everyone had a good time. Especially when Randy broke out the 100 yr old Grand Marnier - yes it was as good as it sounds. The shots were yummy and the margaritas he made with that and the Patron Platinum were to die for, or from. Haven't quite figured that one out yet. Our new (to us) neighbors from up the street, Jason and Amber, who moved to Utah from Fort Collins brought down their version of the Rio Margarita. Anyone from Colorado or who has spent any time there knows what this is. The Rio is a restaurant/bar in Ft. Collins and one in Denver, that has a 3 marg limit. Apparently they say that's how strong they are. Well I had at least 3 of those Saturday, numerous shots, and a few of Randy's margs, and let's just say when 5:30 am rolled around, I probably should have had a fork stuck in me hours ago.

So, without further ado, some pictures....

Here's Troy and Cory.... drinking, wow!

Andy didn't know what was on his pants, and frankly, I don't think
that I want to either.

Ta Da!!! Here's Jamie showing off Randy who brought the yummy Marnier!

A bunch of the girls together. l to r: Hannie, me, Jenny, Jamie, Amber and Jessica.

In Memoriam of the Red Kodak Camera April 2008 to July 12 2008. Rest in peace little buddy. You never had a chance in this house.

Second camera down this year and I am happy to say that I have not broken either one. I feel that's a valid point.


hannie said...

Yeah, yeah, I know, I am such a dork... not realizing till midnight that I was drinking mixer ONLY, and by then just not giving a shit because I was so bloated!

Side note, it is wierd that you were having those thoughts about your baby, cuz not too long ago (maybe a week) I was thinking the exact same thing. I hope someone is taking good care of him. Can't wait to meet him!

Jen & Troy said...

Poor lil' Red. If you can't keep a camera alive, what are you going to do with a baby?! JK