November 17, 2011

Comings and Goings

It feels like I have been insanely busy the last three weeks.  However, when I look back on it, I can't really think of many things I've done that have been very worthwhile.  That is not my favorite kind of busy to be! Anyway- here's a little look back over some things that have been going on.

*  We survived our very first slumber party here in the Terry household.  Last weekend Sadie had her five besties over.  A few weeks before that, the same group of girls had a slumber party at another girl's house and the mom said that they didn't sleep, giggled all night and were wild as goats.  I tried to brace myself for a house full of squealy 7 and 8 year old girls.  Their teachers must have really worn them out and worked them hard at school that day, because half of them fell asleep in the van on the way home from the bowling alley at 8:30.  Seriously.  They came home, watched a movie and ate popcorn and all fell asleep watching TV.  Totally not what I expected, but you will NOT hear me complaining.  The next morning, when they got up, they played quietly upstairs and Kamron and I slept in until 8 am- which is a HUGE treat for me.  Who knew that it would take a slumber party in my house for me to get some rest! 

It's not a party till you bust out the puffy paint!
*  I realized last night that this is post number 505, which means that I totally missed making a big hairy deal out of my 500th post.  Boo!  I was saving that one to be something really profound and yada, yada, yada.  Now, it's just going to be buried somewhere in the archives with no fanfare because I evidently can't count.  Oh well- perhaps I'll come up with something profound for 600 if I can hang on that long!  One of these days I'm bound to run out of stuff to say.

* Speaking of stuff to say... Willie Garson (from Sex And The City and White Collar) will be here on Millions of Miles in a couple of weeks answering some of my questions about the adoption of his son, Nathen, from foster care.  I'm t-totally pumped about it!  I mean, seriously.  How cute is he?

 *  I spent a small fortune on shoe inserts a couple of days ago.  This is my official proclamation that I feel O-L-D.  My feet have been feeling all jacked up for a few weeks and lately, there are lumps on the bottom of one of them.  When I diagnose myself with dr. Google, it leads me to believe that they are heel spurs. Now, it looks like a Dr. Scholl's factory threw up all over my bedroom. Y'all- 30 has not been kind to me. Lumps on my ovaries, lumps in my boobs, and now lumps on my feet.  Dude.  I've got to figure out a way to get healthy before someone mistakes me for an old dog and decides it's time to take me out behind the shed and shoot me!

* A couple of weeks ago, I got to give my very first sermon.  We speak at churches all the time (if you ever want us to come and talk about adoption and orphan issues, contact me!) but I'd never given a real sermon before.  I absolutely LOVED it, but I'll just say that I'm glad God did not call me to be a preacher because I could NOT handle doing that every week.  (And neither could my potty mouth)  But- it was a wonderful experience for me and I hope eye-opening for the congregation we had the privilege of speaking with.  We talked all about ways to help orphans all over the world. I cried the whole time.  I tried not to, but it always happens.  My friend Shelley was there with me afterwards representing the foster care system and one woman actually signed up that day to become a foster mom!  Made my whole week.

Me preachin' it about caring for orphans.  Also- I'm wearing a dress that my SIL left at my  house last winter. 
Now she'll know where it is and I'll be out the only winter dress that is in my closet!
 *  Noah is playing Wipeout on the Wii completely naked as we speak.  One of these days I am going to figure out how to get that child to wear clothes.

* I'm counting down the hours until Breaking Dawn gets to the theatre.  The idea of a vampire wedding and subsequent vampire spawn has me positively giddy.  I will totally be amongst the throngs of teenage girls sighing when Jacob Black takes off his shirt.  It's pathetic, I know, but I make no apologies.

* I think that wraps it up for the ridiculousness happening around here!

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