1. It’s May and May brings 94% humidity, and with that come headaches. Remind me, why did I think moving to Israel was a good idea? At least the teamperatures are bearable. Budapest, actually, has higher temps than we do now. Yes, I’m this boring.
2. This one just doesn’t get old.
And Harel Skaat singing (in English) at another wedding.
Yes, I’m all excited about weddings now. Once again, I feel like it’s something that is eventually going to be available for Kevin and me. With France and New Zealand legalizing same sex marriages, I’m hopeful.
3. I have a new niece. She is 19 months old, has Down’s Syndrome and was adopted by my brother Seán and his wife Mary Anne in Ukraine. This is their second adoption, and first SN one. It was a complete surprise to most of our family! They kept it secret in case it fell through, as they traveled on a blind referral. There were only two children matching their criteria, and both had been listed on a big photolisting site, but they still got the referral.
Seán has told me that they got the idea to adopt SN after reading Hope Anne’s blog about Katya’s adoption. They also got the general idea to avoid the colourful fundraising organization, so they could have the freedom of choosing their own facilitators, accomodations, drivers and the such. Taking their five children along and staying 9 weeks in country they still came out having spent less than an average adoption cost involving any of the big organizations, if we don’t count the plane tickets for the children, and only slightly more than two parents traveling etc. if we do.
4. Kevin brought me some yarn the other day, and it wasn’t the type I needed. It had the same colour code, but it was a different sub brand than what I asked for. It was nice yarn, and we agreed if he can’t exchange it I’ll keep it.