Thursday, January 17, 2008

A No Post Day

On the days when I don't post you can just assume it is because my day is waaay too busy/hectic and I am waaaaaay too stressed/frazzled and our life is waaaaaay too chaotic/crazed to do it. Given that all of our days are hectic, frazzled, and crazed, you can just imagine what my non-posting days are like. Yeah, go ahead, just use your imagination. Your wildest imagination. Today was one of those days.


trish said...

All I can say is I hope your weekend comes soon, like tomorrow......... and that it is better.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the pictures of your boys dressed up like doctors!

I have to tell you - I've become hooked on your blog. My sister's friends are adopting from Ethiopia, and they are always taking a break from law school to scan adoption websites. She sent me the story of K & O and the baby Jesus. I laughed so hard. And then I was hooked.

When I saw your pictures of the boys, it reminded me of some friends of ours, Milton and Fred Ochieng. Brothers from Lwala Africa who have built a clinic for their village while going to school here in the states. It's a sad story - but an amazing on of trail and triumph!

If you have a moment (ha!), they have a video here:

Anyway, continue on and know that there are many readers who are inspired by your stories, as I am. I believe in adoption, it creates a world of possibility for kids who may not have any. I will not marry anyone who says otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I don't know how you guys do it on a GOOD day let alone on a "No Post Day"!!! LOL!! I've been following your blog for a long time now but have never posted. But I just want to comment now because I want you to know how much I admire what you are doing. I quit my big career when I got pregnant with my first. Not because I wanted to lose my career (I had worked my a** off to get it), but because I could not see how on earth I'd have the energy/stamina to do it all when I couldn't even handle the career-while-pregnant thing (let alone what would happen when the babe was born!!!)... I gave up. It was the easiest thing to do. It just made sense (dear hubby could make more money and it would make life so much easier to just have me quit). And over time I've noticed that more and more of my girlfriends are giving up too (these are highly educated gals, MBAs and lawyers, etc.). I deeply respect women like you who don't give up. I don't know but I can IMAGINE what it is like for you. And the further along you go (the higher up in your career you go) the fewer and fewer of you there actually are still sticking it out -- so I'm sure the lonely part of it makes those "No Post Days" even tougher. And the loneliness is even worse when you think about what all the non-working ladies have to say (I'm sure I'm not telling you anything when I write that since we all know about the "mommy wars"). Even though your blog is so positive most of the time (which I love about it), it doesn't take a genius to read between the lines and see how tough it has got to be for you sometimes. The fact that you keep your chin up is just one of the reasons I love to read your thoughts. Hang in there and know that you have many admirers out here. I'm going to do everything I can to teach my own daughters now to NEVER give up no matter what. And women like you make it easier for me (who did give up) to convince them that it is actually possible. Thank you for giving your readers THAT. That alone is big. Oh, and I have to say that I love the pictures of the doctors! (and all your pics actually!)
Happy Weekend!
From Karla Thomson in CO