1. A short but carefully crafted message was sent to foster mom via facebook. She friended me! Hooray! She sent a little note back saying that Sparkle is as cute as ever and she would send him an email later that day. She didn't, but that's okay. Well, obviously I'd love it if she did, but I'll take what I can get at this point. She has not completely disappeared from the planet, so that's awesome! It looks like she mostly plays facebook games with her account, not much personal information there.
2. Yet another potluck lunch is happening at work next week. Those who have not signed up got an email today. Apparently I need to commit to a particular dish ahead of time, which... argh! Maybe I can just get some chicken from the deli across the street.
What do you bring to potlucks? This has to be a lunch entree or salad, and I have to be able to put it in the fridge at work in the morning. Microwave is the only reheating option. Actually a few people have brought things in crockpots in the past, so that might work.
3. Pumpkin has a new sister. She's almost six months old now. I meant to blog about it, because having siblings in another family is a big deal for adopted kids. You might recall that the birth of Pumpkin's first sister threw me for a loop a few years ago. This time... much less loop.
It still feels like a big deal though. I'd like to talk about it more, but it seems a little overwhelming. I want to be sensitive to privacy issues and adoption triad communication issues... It's a big subject and I want to say what I'm thinking about it clearly. But, dude, she's almost six months old. I'm apparently not going to find the time to write anything that I have to think about too much. It feels a little like I'm hiding something, though, if I don't talk about this part of open adoption. So I'm just mention it here, all casually and in passing-- there, did you see it?