Sunday, December 10, 2006

A few quiet days

Okay so first of all, I got my first troll comment! Thanks, I feel so accomplished now. Don't you just love when people post anonymously? Such cowards. So to the ignorant coward who called me pretentious because I am hoping to sign the sentencia this coming week, do me a favor and click that little red X on the top right of your screen. If you don't like what I write here, don't read it. In case you didn't know, the courts close here on December 18th, (8 DAYS AWAY) so they are pushing all of the cases through quickly. While we may not sign Monday or Tuesday, we will sign shortly after that, and what is wrong with hoping we will do it sooner than later? It's Christmas time and I miss my family. I am not asking to jump ahead of anyone, so what's the problem? I am sure if you were in the situation and had the opportunity to leave early you would take it. I am sorry if you are in a worse situation, but I didn't cause it, and I can't fix it, so don't be angry at ME. Okay enough about that!

I haven't posted in a day or so because there wasn't that much to tell. Friday was very quiet, we pretty much stayed at the hotel the entire day. Well, we did take a walk in the guess where? That's right, a mall! We only went into one store, and we did find a Colombian cookbook in english, but it was $75, so we think we'll just order something on Amazon! I got a stomach ache that day, so we didn't go eat Christmas cake with Alfonso and Estella. In fact, when I called them, they told me that Alfonso wasn't feeling well either, which leads us to believe that we ate something funky at the restaurant!

Yesterday Jim was picked up early to play golf with a woman from the orphanage, her sister in law and an American who is staying at a different hotel. He said it was awesome. The Vice-President of Colombia was playing behind them with his entire entourage, including men with machine guns and an SUV driving on the course. Jim said he played pretty well, the course was beautiful and he had a really good time. He made friends with the other American, who invited us out to dinner with their group.While Jim was away, the boy and I hung out at the hotel. TV, naps. computer time, more TV, more get the idea. I was happy when Jim came back and told me we were invited to dinner. We went to a barbecue place called Carbon de Pollo, and there were 9 of us. There was one other couple with their Dad (the guy Jim played with) and the rest were folks whose husband/wife had already left for home, including the woman who received her baby the same day we did. Most have been there 5 weeks or more already. Yikes. Next time I know we won't get this lucky and we will have to endure at least that much time. But we already think we will request the other hotel which typically has more Americans there. So the restaurant was good, basically meat and potatoes, charred on the grill. At this place the wait staff gets up with the band and sings a few songs and they were really....well, bad actually. They were all tone deaf and their faces indicated that they were forced into this little bit of humiliation. But all in all it was fun, it was good to be with other Americans. They have invited us to do other things, so we'll see. We think we will meet up with them at another small flea market near here. There is a kind of horse show tonight, not sure if we're going to go.

So the boy is doing well. We have noticed some changes in him, like he is much better at grabbing and holding onto things with his hands and he can now pull himself into a sitting position when he holds onto your hands. He has also become VERY talkative. We woke up this morning to the sound of him carrying on an entire conversation with himself. It is very funny. Especially since when he talks he moves his arms and legs alot and gets all excited.

Okay off to the flea market, talk to you later!


julianna said...

I'm sure your family is chomping at the bit for you to get back to the States with that precious baby.

So many people are so happy for you.

MMrussianadoption said...

It sounds like things are going swimmingly for your family. You should have captured his conversation with himself on video. I really hope you get to do your sentencia soon. Can't wait to see some pictures.

Anonymous said...

My girls are coming home next week!
(31 days start to finish)

I am sure you are soon too follow, and don't let the trolls get you down!


Karin said...

Wasn't that Carbon de PAlo??? Anyway, I'm glad you are enjoying, don't forget the Crêpes and Waffles one! Cuddles to Sebastian and forget jalous people posting comments.

Miss Scarlett said...

Oh I love it when they start talking and are so thrilled by themselves!
How fun. Isn't it crazy how they can change in a day or so??
Ignore fools who can't refrain from rude comments - can't please everyone.

Hoping you are well and enjoying your days! 5 weeks?? Those poor people - that seems more than an annual vacation leave covers.

allegra918 said...

wow, what a mean comment that "anonymous" left! Jerk!
Glad things are going well!

Anonymous said...

Christmas away from family with a new baby would be tough. Praying you get it all done in time to go home.
Sebastian sounds so fun.

del said...

It sounds like you all are having a lovely time but I know you'll be happy to get back home, too!

It's so much fun to see how your baby changes.

Irshlas said...

it sounds like you guys are having a fabulous time! I truly wish we were able to spend more time in Guatemala and actually get a better feel for the culture. What a blessing you're able to have this experience.
I definitely hope you're able to come home before Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe someone would leave a comment like that. Boo on them!

I am glad you're having a good time, and YES it's okay to want to come home sooner rather than later. Keep your chin up, and enjoy your time!

Anonymous said...

Peanut is doing the crazy baby talk thing too. It cracks me up.

Sounds like you are really doing a ton of siteseeing and shopping oh and eating. LOL I'm jealous about the food I must admit.

Anonymous said...

This is such a good stage--it's all about the whole body emotion! And I love their little 'blah blah blah blah..." it makes my heart warm...