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East African Red Lentil Soup

I have no idea where the original recipe came from, but I got a copy of it from a friend and then completely changed it. I don’t really feel bad not giving credit for the original, since this is absolutely nothing like it! East African Red Lentil Soup 2 T olive oil 1 medium onion, … Continue reading »

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Asian “Pork & Beans”

Every once in a while I like to try out a new recipe for dinner. I love browsing cookbooks, Pinterest, cooking magazines, and web sites for spice manufacturers (yum!). I do, however, have one problem. Hubby says I can’t follow a recipe. Period. I guess I have to agree with him, but I have my … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas

Third Day’s Merry Christmas gets me every time.

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…and the stockings were hung…

I never know quite where to put our Christmas stocking. We don’t have a fireplace, or a mantle, or a convenient shelf. For a couple years I tied them to our stairs, which looked nice but was very impractical come Christmas Eve. Then this year I found this great idea on Pinterest of making a … Continue reading »

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Waiting…

Got word today from our agency that our dossier has arrived in Ethiopia! Now the wait begins for our court date. The closest we can get on an estimate from our agency is “2013”. Hmmm…

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12-12-12 or 03-04-05!

Happy 12-12-12 to all my Gregorian calendar using friends!! And happy 03-04-05 to all my Ethiopian calendar using friends!!

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Grants and other fundraising efforts

I haven’t talked about funds in a while (I hate asking for help and I don’t think anyone wants to hear about our need all the time), but some of you having been asking for updates so here it is… We still owe $10,050 to the agency for fees and services We will soon have … Continue reading »

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Truth Pandemic

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to HIV/AIDS. Watch this great video to get informed! There are children who need homes who live where there is no treatment. Consider opening your heart and home to one of these!

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Dossier DONE (I HOPE!)

I just got home from Augusta… again. NOW all the dossier paperwork is on its way! Had a GREAT time hanging with my three littlest littles. (Betty decided she was big enough to stay home… and just about went crazy with boredom). Highlight of the day was stopping at a park to play (in the … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving and Grrrrrrrr…

Apparently the dossier is NOT finished. I missed a piece when I was putting it together. “Happy Thanksgiving, your dossier is not complete”. I feel dumb and I wish the agency had caught the mistake when they checked the dossier scans before I sent them, but I will take care of it on Monday. In … Continue reading »

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