It's a boy!!
Our friends Mel and Tatsuro just found out today that they have been given the "okay" for the adoption of a little boy they have been working so very hard to get!!! They have been filling out papers, going to interviews, having visits and overnight stays and waiting...always waiting to see if they were going to be approved.
And...it happened!! My heart is just so full of excitement and happiness for this couple....they have wanted this for so very long. They will make wonderful parents and that little 3-year-old boy is one lucky little kid to get to grow up with them.
Congratulations.....and welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of raising little boys....let the fun and adventure begin!!!
Random Bit #2
After 4 days of this.....
...Kamp Kuroiwa is now on its way to getting back to
regular chaos normal. Koji's class at the daycare was struck by some kind of wicked, evil bug that took most of the kids out of school this week. Since Sunday night, he has had a high fever and complained of headaches and his tummy was (and I'm seriously quoting on this) "hoojie". That's my boy!!!
Today, he is home again, but the fever is gone, with only a lingering cough that will soon be history, also. It's amazing how different it is around here when one of the boys is sick....so quiet...no fights....no yelling....such 'mixed emotions' I am wrestling with here!! But, I am glad he is feeling better....a quiet and lethargic Koji is not good....makes Mommy kind of sad and she wishes she had magical healing powers.
Random Bit #3
Not to tempt the Gods and Goddesses any, but....have you heard the latest news on air travel?
Last summer, when we were making plans to try and come "home", the surcharge that was being added to tickets (for the high fuel costs) was adding a total of about $2600 to our tickets. According to random (of course) sources, it seems that from April, those surcharges are going to be drastically cut. They will go from 80,000 yen per ticket (about $800) to possibly less than 5,000 yen ($50).
As I am once again tossing about the idea of coming for a visit this summer, this bit of news makes me oh so very happy!!!
Just in case...I'm going to the temple to say a prayer and make sure I have enough good luck charms to cover this!!
Random Bit #4
A special announcement:
This is to let all interested parties know that the PS (Packrat Society....not to be confused with the BS group, of which I am also a member) will be trying to schedule a meeting for sometime in the near future. We would like to discuss certain topics such as "Living with Compulsive Clutter Disorder" and "Disposaphobia is something we can beat." We are also looking into asking guest speakers who are known for their
confusing ability expertise in these areas. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Debbie. Thank you.