...I'm working on and ruminating on these things:
- Picaboo is having an incredible sale on their photo books. I often see them have a "Buy one book, get one free" sale...but this is a "Buy one book, get TWO free" sale! WOOHOO! But the deadline is Friday night. SO, I've been busy in all my spare moments tweaking our profile book from Gabriel's adoption...getting it ready for this current adoption. I finished last night, thankfully. With the number of copies of our profile book that we need to send our adoption agency (so they can distribute them to all their social workers around our state), utilizing this sale to buy our books just saved us almost $500.
- And also because of the Picaboo sale, I may - or may not - be hurriedly trying to put together "2012" books for all the grandparents. (Forget you just read that LaoLao and NaiNai!)
- The children and I just ran and made a donation to a local benevolence ministry. Not money this time...trees. Christmas trees to be exact. When we got in the attic to pull down Christmas decorations several days ago, we were reminded that we have somehow collected not one, not two...but THREE fake Christmas trees over the years. That embarrasses me. But no longer. Two trees just went to find new homes.
- I'm struggling with myself over this that I just read. I have a long-standing love/hate relationship with coffee. I drank it from 2005-2008...until my doctor (who is more holistic than most western doctors) recommended I quit. I quit cold turkey. Never brewed another cup. Threw away our coffeemaker. Until....Mr. Gabriel. When G was 3 days old Jas came home with a coffee maker for me...and I've happily had two travel mugs every morning since then...and sometimes one during afternoon rest-time. But I feel like it is not good for me. Sure, coffee has some good qualities. But not enough to out-weigh the bad. I'm afraid it's time for coffee to go...(sniff)
- I'm very excited about the special service that our Love The Least ministry has coming up in three days. We're having Larry Martin of International Justice Mission come to our town to speak about human trafficking. It is admittedly a very tough topic to hear about...but we can't pretend it's not going on, even right here in America. 27 million slaves around the world today...more than at any other time in world history. Worldwide there are 2 million children in the commercial sex trade. I didn't know all this until recently. But now I do...and I will be held accountable for what I do with that knowledge.