Happy Tuesday everyone. I thought I would chime in with some Tuesday thoughts. We have gotten lots of emails and feedback saying that y’all enjoy our random thoughts, so we thought we will continue for a while.
It has been one year since we met Little Miss in Thailand and became a family of three. That day is so clear to me, and it is truly bittersweet. We had been waiting to meet our daughter, whom we bonded with through her picture for months. We were so so happy, but for her it was such a day of heartache. She didn’t know we were her forever family waiting to love her more than she ever knows. To her, she was leaving the people she knew and who loved her and treated her as a member of their family. We had a low key celebration, and we went out to a Thai restaurant to mark the one year. In the adoption world many refer to the day as “gotcha day.” We read in some books that the term is more for the parents, and it forgets about the feelings of the child on that day. I couldn’t agree more, so we call it our “special family day.” We hope to celebrate it each year, because it is the day the three of us created and became our own little family. Going to dinner and talking about Thai traditions and culture is one way we can always remember and respect our daughter’s culture and feelings.
On a decorating note I just bought this lamp shade and lamp base from World Market. It is going to go in my office. They have the cutest things and have often been the answer to a decorating want or need.
Now that it is warmer and we are outside more, we have noticed that the mosquitoes are starting to come around. At times, I wonder if we should screen in our back porch. I have thought about purchasing one of these. I am curious….. Do any of you have input to share with us about mosquito control or have one of these? I would love to know if they really work.
Getting a straight line when hanging my vintage prints was no problem with this little tool. I love it and have had it for a few years. It has come in very handy when I am trying to hang things straight on a wall. It has some suction to the wall, and you get a laser line. It is a great little gadget. Yankee even uses it now and then.
Sparkling water with lavender bitters, sun tea and watermelon juice are my afternoon drinks of choice right now. Usually I drink a coffee during Little Miss’s nap time, but I am now into something cool and refreshing. My neighbor told me about adding some lavender bitters to my sparkling water because we both are always making sparkling water in our soda stream. It is so summery and delightful.
Well those are just some thoughts from me, have a great day!
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