Monday, March 8, 2010

Save us from our wealth

I was reading through the blog that Pioneer Woman had linked to. It was about Compassion International. I have read other blog posts about it and know people who sponsor kids. Anyway, in one of his posts he was talking about his own issue with holding on to his money. Right then and there I decided to sponsor a child. I had tossed the idea around for years and just kind of put it off. It helped that through reading through many of his posts and other linked blogs I found more about the organization. I love that it isn't just food and medicine. It is education and life skills. It is giving the child's family the ability to move themselves out of poverty.

When you go to Compassion International's site you are able to search through profiles to pick a child or you can have them pick one for you. I was going to just do that because I have been known to cry hysterically after trying to decide which kitten to adopt. (How can I pick just one? They all need homes! I don't want one to think I didn't think it was cute enough!) I tried to have Ava help me but she was not in a friendly state of mind and she was the opposite of helpful. In the end, I just happened upon our girl's profile and picked her. So we are now the sponsors of an 8 year old girl from Kenya. I am really excited to get the intro packet so we can send letters and whatnot. I was really into having penpals in other countries when I was in high school or middle school. This will be even cooler!

By the way, I was really hesitant to even write this post. I didn't want it to be a braggity brag brag post about something nice that we have done. I am hoping that maybe someone who reads this will think about sponsoring a child too. I am not on the awesome blogger tour with beautiful pictures but they are so give them a read.

Monday, March 1, 2010

tea cup pig

I am currently watching a show with a tea cup pig. I thought it made a nice title. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a tea cup pig.

Anyway, my class has finished up. I am still waiting on my final grade, but my final project paper was a success. The question is...did I blow my A with my final. I don't think I did, but you never know. I have started my next class already. I like having classes that only last 8 weeks. For one if it is horrible, it is over quickly. For two, I get the motivation to be ahead in the class, to actually do the reading and actually get a lot done before that motivation is lost.

I have finished Ava's bag, within in allotted Olympic time slot. She has at least liked it enough to carry it around for a couple of days, which means it has been a success.
I am currently working on another handbag, but not for me. Someday, I will make something for me again. Maybe some socks! Good news is my hand hasn't been hurting as much. I think that is because of two things. I have stopped playing farmville on facebook. I have also actually made an appointment with the doctor for Wednesday.

Two weeks until vacation! I am so excited to go. I am looking forward to the adventure of a 9 hour drive with children... Well not really, but I am up to the challenge. I am looking forward to hiking and hot tubs and hanging out. Bummer about the scheduling of vacation, I have a midterm that week. I am going to have to go crazy and get stuff done in addition to the packing, so I can get it all done before we leave. Then I will have a full vacation of no work or homework!

What car snacks should I pack for the kids? I wish there was a net I could put around Rhys' seat to catch all the toys that he will throw down repeatedly. I wish I could get a sound shield like in is going to be an awesome trip.