Published: November 9th 2007November 9th 2007
Already, it is SO much better than it was last night. The main person I was struggling with from yesterday, it seems, miraculously changed over night. I'm serious. We've been talking all morning, working on things together here and there. I FEEL like the cloud is gone/the weight has lifted.
Last night, I meant to tell a couple of funny stories from the past two days...
When we were returning from our day off, Julaine's rental car was puttering out...as my cousin Ryan would say, it probably needed more "transie fluid"...us girls had to try pushing the car up the curvy, ROCKY hill up to the house. It was a hilarious task, let me tell you. Finally, I went up to the house to get Sefton, who had just returned from night school and was sitting down to eat or drink tea or Milo or something, and he got it working enough to drive up to the house and park it for the night. That was Wednesday night. On Thursday, the rental place upgraded Julaine's car to a much more new, nice car that can handle the country roads much better. [I forget what kind of car it is, though.
I hope I get a chance to drive this one, but I probably wont because Julaine is leaving tomorrow.]
The other hilarious thing , and I hope you have fun trying to picture it because I was laughing at myself the whole way, was when, last minute, I was told to stay at the house and help at the preschool, even though the teachers themselves didn't need me there until after this weekend, and they were so mad I was made to stay instead of going into town with Julaine and Amanda to run important errands and go to the doctor to get some adoption stuff done [tangent: cutest thing! Sanika just walked by me and she has her hair done for the first time. She has soft tiny super curly hair...and she's in a little pink tshirt with bumble bees on it, khaki shorts and little white sneakers and she was so proud when I told her she looked so cute and she just stood there smiling and looking at the bees and then at me until the staff person she's with for the day called her to the other room. Makes me smile huge.] ...so, the teachers told me I should have gone but I didn't know Julaine's number for them to call and I just had this brilliant idea in my head to run down our country road to catch up. Yeah, crazy. I was in a flowy skirt and flip flops! So they were laughing like, "are you serious?!" and I just started running as quick as I could, begging God to please make them stop for some reason...then I realized they might break down [we hadn't gotten the upgrade car from the rental place yet] so I was praying that their reason for stopping just wouldn't be from breaking down. My skirt was loose-fitting, so it kept falling down! So here I am, holding up the back and holding it up in the middle so that it was more like shorts and my little purse bouncing all over the place and catching the occasional tiny rock between my flip flops and my feet...[later in the day I found crusty mud on the back of my leg from the dirt kicking up behind me]...I ran from our property all the way to this old run-down place that used to be a resort and that is a ten minute drive away which isn't that far but keep in mind it's super warm here right now and the road is bumpy and rocky...then I saw that Julaine was driving towards me! The teachers called someone to get Julaine's cell number and they called to tell her I was running to catch up with them! Ha. Funny, right?
These stories are kind of scattered because I'm talking to people and sorting through drawers as I do this.
For anyone who reads this that's been here before [Gayle, maybe...Kris...], or anyone that I've told how crazy the kids can be on the baby porch...or for those of you who have seen my "WHY YA DO DAT?!" video [haha!!!]...the baby porch is the best it has ever been.
I'm going for a walk with the girl who has the baby before lunch. She goes to a school for children mothers and they don't have school on Fridays so it's a nice day off for her to stay hope and spend time with her son but she doesn't have much else to do. Skippy day!
don't forget to keep in touch, friends. I'd love to hear from you.