Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Four Things

that brightened my day.

Reading about Jeanne's Charlie having a beautiful start to 1st grade (check out her stories on CharlieinWonderland; there's a linky thingy in the rightside column of my blog).

Getting a quick note from Tori (Lend4Health) that little Summer's loan got fully funded.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

UPDATE ON 8/13/08
(hope to have time to put up a more substantial post later.. Over the past 24 hours or so I've found myself thinking a lot about *transitions*, in all shapes, forms and sizes... So many transitions are happening here right now.. some that make me feel good, some that make me feel sad, and some that completely and utterly scare the sh#t out of me...)

Realizing that Salamander since end of May 08 has gained a full shoe size and has grown a full inch. He also gained a few more pounds, but the overall weight gain he has experienced since September 07 has slowed down a bit and the weight is redistributing/turning into SOLID MUSCLE, especially in his shoulders, upper chest and upper arms.

Hearing Salamander's explosive belly laugh this morning when he was playing frisbee with Potatey in the backyard. God, I had missed that belly laugh for the past week or so...

There has been some additional nice movement on the lend4health blog (keep it up!!!), and an interesting quote was posted. I sure hope that soon organizations like TACA will do more than 'watching to see if this works.' Not picking on anybody in particular, but really, where would all of our collective kids be if WE had taken the 'watching to see if this works' approach???


From Lend4Health:
"Quote of the Day!
"Everybody's watching to see if this works. We want [Lend4Health] to be successful because it's such a good idea. Money should not be a barrier to good medical care."- Lisa Ackerman, Founder of
TACA, as quoted in the Orange County Register
*note: TACA is not affiliated with Lend4Health"


At 2:46 PM, August 12, 2008 , Anonymous Jeanne said...

Tori's news is fantastic!!

At 4:51 PM, August 12, 2008 , Blogger Tori said...

Jeanne: Is your mom "Jan"?? She may have been Summer's lender....?


At 5:19 PM, August 12, 2008 , Blogger Petra said...


A little birdie just told me 'Yes'...

Awesomely awesome family eh?


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