Thursday, February 26, 2009


Unfortunately I'm really inadequate when it comes to keeping important papers for more than a few hours at a time. I guess this lackage could extend to things like my cell phone and my car keys, and my favorite underwear. I'm not-so-secretly-jealous of you people out there that always have it all together. Ahem. (Becca, I'm talking to you:)) So when Oprah is running a 20% off coupon at the Container store, I make the trip out to Edina and pretend that I belong in a store like that. Never mind that I have to ask the clerk if I can have the discount without the coupon because mine is somewhere, but not in my pocket where I thought it was. As of this afternoon, my bills, transcripts, health insurance info and lots, lots more are all placed neatly in their properly labeled and color coded file in this lovely filing system. I feel good, and a little smug. I'll never have pieces of mail all over the house again. I won't have to hide my piles when people come over. Jin's adoption will be finalized in a court of law and I'll have a file filled with all the documents that'll prove it. I'm cured. Forever.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Is this enabling? I made one as a Valentine's gift for Zander. Found on the Domestic Scientist.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Now that I check up on facebook from time to time, I sometimes forget to update over here. Jin came down with RSV last week and was one sick little guy! We spent eight days at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, but are now so happy to be home. He's doing great and we're so, so thankful. He's been saying "mama" this week, and it gets louder and louder, especially when I'm not listening as closely as I should be. It's pretty much adorable. I LOVE Valentine's Day, so we're celebrating at home tomorrow. I'm thinking about making a heart shaped homemade pizza for dinner. We're also thinking about taking Jin over to PetSmart and picking out a goldfish with him.