Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy IndepenDANCE Day!

Oh no! I totally missed the entire month of June!

Well, actually, I didn't miss it. I lived it full and well. Just didn't write about it. Here's a quick summary:
---Worked my scientist buttocks off, as usual.
---Rode my bike 216 miles to and from work between June 10 and July 3.
---Made up five or six songs while riding bike.
---Got re-fingerprinted THREE times... one each for the three different agencies checking out my background.
---Filled out more papers and sent them to our agency.
---Joined up with others at Jones to start preparing for Vacation Bible School because I couldn't resist the Beach Party theme.
---Visited the fam in PA to celebrate T's graduation.
---Bought J a new bike.
---Attended Z and J's wedding and signed the license.... and was on the tent crew!!! Me Jane, me STRONG.
---Prayed every day for the three children in Ethiopia that Laird and I hope to parent. They have been waiting over a year for a family, and we are trying very hard to get all the p's and q's in place so someone can hand them a picture of us and tell them that we are coming to get them soon. We have many hurdles to leap between now and then. Please hope (and pray) with us.

Oh yes... we signed with a realtor to sell the lot. Please spread the word. We need to sell the lot to avoid getting loans for the adoption fees.

This morning, as I drove with my toothache towards Thomas to spend the 4th weekend with my honey, I listened to news of Jesse Helms death and Bush speaking at Monticello to new citizens and people protesting the war. An orchestra played the Star-Spangled Banner while rolling by my windows were gorgeous misty mountains and meadows and farmland and flowers and trees and wind turbines and forest. We have all kinds of people here, don't we? What a country.

Add to my list: Bought a Banjo! Wooooo hooooooo..... it's not here yet, but I am looking forward to learning how to play Cluck Old Hen. And the Boll Weevil song. And The Roving Gambler (Raging Acorns version). And that song I heard while driving through Mon Forest written by Phillip Bimstein who was inspired by Zion National Park. When President Harding Came to Zion. Recorded by Red Rock Rondo. "300 acres I nursed all my life. Why can't they let me live here 'til I die, 'til I die?"

Send news from your place in the world..... Life is Good.

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