Back in April, I started a craft blog but I couldn’t tell anyone about it because I had a picture of a quilt that I was making for Suzanne, our lovely friend who awaits her baby’s arrival home from Kyrgyzstan. But, now that the quilt has been given and I can move on to other quilts, this little blog can go forth into the crafty bloggy world.
Pictures will be forthcoming as my camera is very unwell at the moment.
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I just read about amy of www.whoisamy.wordpress.com If you’re not familiar with her books, get thee to a bookstore. If your head is hanging low with the state of the world, then please take a few minutes and watch this little video. I promise you’ll be uplifted.
If you happen to have about 45 minutes or so…here’s a truly compelling story from NPR. This isn’t your ordinary baby-switching story. In this piece, in which all major players are interviewed, you will hear about how one of the mothers knew that her baby had been switched, but went along with her husband’s wishes not to make any waves or make the doctor look incompetent. You will really be hooked after about 5 minutes listening to this. So, grab your knitting, or fill your sink with dishes or find something to do while you listen. You’ll need something to do so you can channel your shock and outrage.
Over there to the right…see that star? That’s for Judy. She’s one incredible and wonderful woman. Today she is having surgery in her fight against breast cancer. Soooo…let’s all be sending out some good vibes, juju, prayers, good thoughts, positive energy and virtual chocolate. Judy is fab. Here’s why.
1. She uses the word ‘asshat’ which is a perfect word for a butthead, only way better
2. She’s a thoughtful, descriptive writer of stuff, her experiences, her feelings. She’s honest and real.
3. She’s totally adorable
4. She’s an adoptive mom who totally gets it
5. She’s kind to everyone online and in the blogging community
6. She shares about how awesome her husband is, and his touching poems about how much he loves her and his family (Are you getting how much love there is in this family??)
7. Anytime I’ve ever emailed her personally, she has written right back and she’s always funny and sweet even if she’s having a tough time
8. She listens to everyone’s point of view
9. What an amazing job at mothering she is doing
10. How she has faced her cancer with dignity and class and unbelieveable maturity and humor and bravery.
Judy…thinking about you all day today!! It all sucks so much. Wish I could bring you a stupid casserole and a hug today too. HUGS.
There’s a new thing happening thanks to Suzanne over at Straight Down the Mountain. She started this whole idea of families from all over the Bay Area who have or are in-process of adopting from Kyrgyzstan, becoming a group who get together, form community and bonds with each other. YAY! B.A.K.E stands for Bay Area Kyrgyz Entourage. I’m totally a BAKEr. Here’s what happened:
Suzanne’s back yard….FAB
In the hammock
Suzanne, Ivy & Dylan
Suzanne’s Lagman was one of several traditional, central Asian dishes served. One was a dish that I screwed up and it ended up being not the traditional manti but ended up being what I called Kyrgyz nachos. Please, don’t ask. Delicious, yes. Authentic….no. Absolutely no picture was taken of it. I’ll do better next year…
I caught her in a quiet moment. I love the shadows on her face.