11 April 2010

little treasures

I have quite a variety of interests/passions...
I will spend little spurts of time - whether it be days or a week or even just a few hours feeding each one.
Sometimes it's cooking, or baking, or sewing, or painting, or photography, or reading, or shopping, or researching, or...the list goes on.

Lately, I've been browsing. Finding little treasures that tickle my heart.

My latest ones:

This funky AWESOME fabric from Tonic Living (which in my opinion, has some great fabric and is Canadian, to boot). I would LOVE to make our Ethiopian baby a cute bedroom set from this fabric, but alas, I am resisting. It is too far away to start that.

And I've also admired these from Junkposse for some time, and just noticed a giveaway for them on this blog.

Today at the Garden Show, my sister and I came across a booth that sells kits for kids called Seedling. They were the nicest kits for kids I have ever seen, and I am normally not a kit person, but I drooled over many of them. They look to be awesome quality and with some really simple, but nice creative things for kids to do. I did find them on the pricey side - they may make a good gift if someone doesn't know what to get your kids. :) (In other words, have someone else pay for them).

So that's what I've been up to! What about you?

06 April 2010

ho hum

Okay, so I haven't been on here much. I haven't been in a bloggy mood with all the exciting spring projects I want to tackle (and have been!). But I thought I'd give a wee update for anyone curious.

For the most part, there isn't much happening. We're still on the list. WAY up on the list, so the exciting 'stuff' we'd like to happen won't realistically be for a while. Regardless, we carry along, taking the bumps in stride...or trying to, wishing that our number could be closer to the top.

Some recent bumps:

- new legislation in Ethiopia requiring the parents (or one at least) to appear in court; meaning two trips to Ethiopia. To be honest with you, and expenses aside, this rather excites me because we'd (or I'd) get to meet our little one sooner than later and simply, we'd get to travel twice. I'm always game for an adventure. On the flip side, we'd have to leave our little one behind in Ethiopia, which could possibly be the most difficult part of our journey.

- referrals are still at a slow trickle

- still waiting for our letter of approval from the Alberta government; they're apparantly super busy and behind

That basically sums it up.