Archive for May, 2008

For Connie

And anyone else who has wondered where the heck I’ve been.  Well, here actually–this is what I do.  I get going on something and other thing fall to the wayside.  Then the energy for the something wanes and the wayside stuff gets attention.  That’s why boomerific is kind of feast-or-famine-ish.

So what are the shiny objects taking up headspace?

1.  The Snapper and I went on a whirlwind tour of the PA homesteads and picked up a wedding on the way (a lovely, lovely wedding, I might add).  The Snapper is now suddenly talking up a storm.  It may be that unlike our boring house the grandparents have bunnies!  And rice bins to dig in!  And graham crackers! (he spend most of the time at my parents’ pleading for “crack.”)

2. Quaker stuff.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m searching for a new faith tradition, and I am quite seriously considering joining the Religious Society of Friends.  To that end I’ve attended two different Meetings (or churches), one rural meeting and one in Iowa City.  They are equidistant from our house but the IC one has some children in attendance so there will be opportunities for First Day School (Sunday School) in the fall.  It’s also slightly larger (as in, fifteen people meeting instead of three).  But that’s all boring logistical stuff.  Soon I will write a longer post about what I am liking so far.  I’m reading Friends for 350 Years, which is history and theology rolled into one, and despite the title, it’s an exciting read.  OK, it’s exciting for ME, because I keep saying, “yes, yes, yes!”

3.  Future adoption plans are very in flux.  We’ve had a few sobering conversations in which we realize that we may not be able to pull off an adoption financially for quite some time, even after law school.  We will both be starting new jobs, too, and you just can’t say, “I’d like a child on May 16th so we can work on attachment before the new school year.”  I’m just now and then thinking about the different types of adoption and how they might work and getting a little depressed about it.

4.  I’m running, though you wouldn’t know it from the past week and a half.  It is hard to get motivated after a trip, even if you run all through the trip.  At any rate, I love my new legs.  Running is awesome.

We’re all happy, healthy, and aside from dreading a summer of tornadoes, quite content.  I promise I’ll write more.


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