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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We've Been Adopted

This little critter seems to have decided we are its family. I wonder if it knew a Jeep was included in the deal? This little kitty "found" us in a McDonald's parking lot under the tire of the car parked next to us. We pulled in, my mommy-radar went off and I said, "I hear a kitten!" My kids had no idea what I was talking about and my husband had the "oh no...." face on when I opened the door and there it was, meowing it's fuzzy little heart out at me. It was SO tiny and super-scrawny. I could fit it in our car cup holder! And it weighed like 3 ounces, it was so bitty-we are guessing it to be about 4 weeks oldish. I gave my husband the speech about how it would DIE if we left it, and what if it had been a BABY (human) and we left it, and it NEEDED a family. He rolled his eyes and said no way and of course he would never leave a baby (human) there but this is completely different and NO WAY....and so here it is in the Barbie Jeep and skittering it's fuzz-ball self right into our hearts. We have given the responsibility of the kitten to Thing 1, our eldest, since she was the one who begged and pleaded and conjured up some good tears to keep it. She is responsible for feeding the kitty, changing it's litter box, and keeping our ridiculously huge and semi-stupid golden retriever from eating it. (Seriously, we love the dog, but he's not the sharpest pencil in the drawer is all I'm sayin'....and he weighs 100 pounds, just huge) We will see how she does-she's not so much with the follow through sometimes so it will be a good test for her. So far she's been pretty good about taking care of it, with a few reminders, and didn't even fuss about the litter box. Better than I would do!

Anyhoo, sorry it took me forever to get a post written-things here at Chez Thing have been super busy the last 2 weeks-I subbed for Kindergarten for a couple days (phew! there is a special, WONDERFUL and QUIET section of Heaven for Kindergarten teachers!!), I went to the Extraordinary Women Conference, and my hubby was out of town for several days, all of which added up to somewhat chaos and no time or energy for blogging. The conference was fun-got to go with a group of women that I know and enjoy but don't spend a lot of time with usually so that was really nice. It was also fun to be away from mommy duty for a day and a half (even though honestly, I missed my family a lot-I am cheesy) and there was great music and some really good speakers. Also, there was a wonderful group represented there called World Help which works with HIV/AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as other countries, to find them food, clothing, shelter, sponsors and just the general things that we so often take for granted. (go check them out-I'll wait...) They had a wonderful Children of the World choir who performed representing the Children of Hope part of their organization and it was awesome-made me literally bawl to hear those beautiful children from all corners of the Earth praising the Lord-so beautiful! And it made me EXCITED to go to Ethiopia and get our baby. There has been several exciting referrals this week and things seem to be moving. We have "unofficially" moved up a few spots so we are in the teens and it is seeming more real with each spot we move up. Hopefully we will have no more excitement other than oochying up the waiting list and keeping up with our newest furbaby for awhile-I'm tired. So incredibly tired-I wonder if I will ever sleep again in the next 18 or so years???? Hmm, adopting another baby makes me think sleep is not in our near future....oh well, sleep is for sissys.


Dawn said...

I've been wondering where you were!! The kitten is oh so cute! I wouldn't have been able to leave it there either. Sounds like you've had your hands full - which is kinda nice because it makes the time go by faster. We're inching our way down that list. Do you think that maybe...just MAYBE we could have a referral by Christmas?! Wouldn't that be the best Christmas present ever?! I'm trying not to get my hopes set on that, but I don't think it's TOO far fetched - whatcha think?

Jana said...

Oh my gosh, that kitty is stoked!!!! You know she totally spotted you out, "mmmmm, she's a mommy, I'll have myself in her clutches in less than a minute, perfect" or should I say purrrrrrrrrfect! ha! I'm so lame!

Kristi J said...

thanks for the great comment...yes, I notice them "copying" mommy quite a bit (: They love to pretend they're having a party and set the table for it constantly...too cute...have a great day, kj

Eric and Michelle said...

Cute kitten....So exciting you are in the teens all ready...I am hoping by Christmas for you guys!

Kristi J said...

I love the "sleep is for sissy's"...I always tell all my friends...Sleep is overrated!!! Yes, the referrals are very exciting and I can't wait to get mine...but a friend said today to remember that I'd go crazy with another baby right so to sit back and enjoy the wait and watch my own baby get a little older....That made me realize that I didn't need to rush this and to enjoy watching everyone else theirs right now because my time will come...I personally can't wait and hope I get twins..but God knows the perfect plan for me and it will all be when He's ready!!! (But if they asked me to go to AFrica tomorrow, I'd jump on the next flight...(:

Three2Five said...

How precious is that kitty? You sound like me wanting to keep it. Well I wanted to say congrats on moving a lot in the last week.