Sunday, August 28, 2011

random updates

Today is Sunday and I've been able to rest my mind a little over the weekend and restore a little balance to my frenzied mind. We've been talking about tackling a few home renovation projects and then one project has led to another idea and then we end up talking about switching our guest room with our nursery. Who know what we'll end up doing, but if we switch the rooms around, then I get to do a little decorating. And, of course, I love that. So, I've been looking at paint swatches.

We also went to the grocery store today and I'll be doing some cooking later. Lettuce wraps for dinner.

Let's just say that I like to cook. I do. I love to be in the kitchen creating meals. I actually love to grocery shop too, and today Charlie and I went together. Sometimes I like that and sometimes I don't. Today it was pretty enjoyable. I like having him with me because then I'm able to get what he wants, but I have a system of shopping and he messes with that a little bit. His preference is to get all the cold things last, which I agree makes sense, but the store isn't really planned that way and to do that you end up crisscrossing around the store. I work from one end to the other and don't stress about the cold items.

We also had dinner out last night with my friend Emily, who has a book coming out on Thursday. She hosted a big group of people that had helped her with the book, and coincidentally the people at our table were all linked to adoption in some manner. One couple was in the home study stage, we're in the waiting stage and the other couple works in the adoption field. It was a fun and lively group and we all enjoyed getting to know one another. It was great fun to celebrate Emily's first book and also talk adoption with other people who get it! (more about the book later this week.)

So, for now I hope you all are well, having survived Hurricane Irene. We got three sprinkles of rain yesterday and some wind and that was it!


JellyBelly said...

So happy to read an update!

I love to grocery shop with Mr JB. Then again, he does most of the cooking so it only makes sense. ;)

Patiently Waiting...... said...

Isn't it wonderful to talk about adoption with people that share our passion?!?!? I am so glad you had this opportunity!

"His Perfect Timing" said...

I'll bet the dinner was amazing! I'm so glad you were able to have such great guests.
I hope you come up with a great final plan for your home renovation projects. Once the ball starts rolling, its hard to stop. :) But the re-decorating is the best part!

Bumber's Bumblings said...

I love getting together with fellow adoptive parents. Such an amazing bond we all have!

Made For Another World said...

How great that you were able to share your experiences with others who understand. What a blessing! Have fun with the projects ;)