|Bought this in 18 mos because...|
I will say, though, that is was incredibly bizarre to go to www.quotidiano.net to see photos of the earthquake from an Italian news source and find that I was actually able to somewhat read the website... which is entirely in Italian. There are words here and there that I don't get but I can basically figure out what it says based on context, from the words I do understand. That felt like a breakthrough language learning moment.
|It came with this cute cardigan and I wanted her to have a larger size in it|
We are continuing to have peaceful communication between both sides of Cosy's family and for that, I am grateful. I had a pretty intense meltdown last week on the day after our last visit. There was some tenseness and I just basically said, "ENOUGH". We all love this little girl! What a beautiful life we could give her if all of us worked together to let her spend time with all the people who love her and can help her grow. Her daddy, who changed his whole life for her... her Nana who loves her and her cousin from the deepest part of my heart... I part I didn't even know existed... We just want to pour our lives into hers. We want her to know she is a Sauls, a Pennington, A Gant, A Ward... and all the last names that represent the deep roots of fine families from whom she has descended. We don't want to make things complicated, we just want to love her. And I don't know if it was crying out in frustration or crying out to God from that frustration but I believe things are better between Team Mom and Team Dad. Mom and I are texting in the way we used to... comparing notes, coordinating, sharing information that is helpful to help Cosy transfer back and forth between our homes. I just want it to be peacefully resolved without having to reveal any ugly personal family stuff in court.
I'm tired today. This afternoon has been one of those days that has me counting the hours until I can take pain meds. I was scheduled to pick Austin up from work... and he is having a very busy day at work so he didn't know when he was going to be able to leave. I finally sent him a text asking for an update and he was like, "OH... I forgot to tell you..." made plans for after work and forgot to tell me I don't have to come get him. I will not kill my child. I will not kill my child. I will NOT kill my child. I will not KILL my child.
I have yet to try any of my special fall flavored products so nothing to report yet. Haven't taken any pictures to do the "before and after" house photos. Not winning any blogging awards today. I did pay off the anesthesiologist from my surgery so... that was productive. I did learn a few more words of Italian beyond "terremoto" today. Sometimes it feels like I'm not making progress but it's still really more about exercising my brain than being able to be fluent in a new language. Steady repetition. Learning a little more every day... something to get me awake and thinking in the morning when it hurts too much to move. I spent waaaay too much time looking at different sticky notes and bookmarks to decorate my notebooks. Because using colored sharpies isn't enough.
Dozing off on the keyboard... that's my cue to wrap things up! Sorry if this wasn't the most interesting blog to read. Pain won today but I'll be back tomorrow, fighting the good gain. Please forgive any spelling and grammar errors. Thanks for stopping by! LOTS of pictures tomorrow!!! Love and hugs!!!