Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wait Day 7

Another fairly uneventful day in Vladivostok. Although, this will likely be my last "uneventful" day here! Tomorrow it's off to see Little T again for a visit, then Thursday we've planned a small shopping excursion to stock up for her (and Rhonda's!) arrival which SHOULD be on Friday. There is some question as to if the 10 days is up ON day 10 or the day after, but because the baby home isn't usually open on the weekend, they will probably let me take her that day. That's the hope at least.

The picture above is the music room at Little T's baby home in Artem. It's a cute little room right off the main lobby of the building. I haven't actually been fortunate enough to catch any of the tykes in the room, but I have seen pictures of events in there. When I was here for my first trip in October, I was told there were 110 kids at her orphanage. And for 110 kids, it's amazingly quiet!

The Vlad Inn is finally starting to fill up. There are 3 families here now that are all with the same agency. They all have (or had) court this week and will have custody (at least two of them will for sure) so by the end of the week there should be 5 kidlets running around! And 4 of them are girls! We'll even the scales soon after when Lisa and Andrew get custody of their little guy.

Last but not least a question for those "in the know". When did Cheddar Cheese Pringles turn completely ORANGE? I had a can in my travel suitcase from a trade show at work (just a few weeks ago, but feels like a year!) and I opened them yesterday to find they are completely ORANGE. I can't seem to get past the jarring color to enjoy them -- so I'll leave them for Rhonda or pass them along!!!
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Jennifer said...

They have been orange for as long as I can remember. Have a good day with T tomorrow. It won't be long now. I am so happy for you.

Have an awesome day.


Charlotte in Pa said...

I'm with Jennifer... I thought they were always orange. I really, really hope that you get to take her on Friday. If not, it'll be the longest. weekend. ever. Ugh! I'm glad that Rhonda is coming to keep you company!

Joy said...

Hello I have been waiting for the day 7 update. Just kidding. I am so glad that you are in the home stretch.

The McLaughlin Family said...

I don't know much about the chips...only chocolate milk:)

findingourdaughter said...

I have never eaten Cheddar Pringles, something about the combo of cheese and potato chips has not appealed to me in any form. I hope you get to have "gotcha day" on Friday! I'll be praying!!

Roger and Joanne said...

Like Angie...No Pringles for me and especially with a cheddar combo.
Sorry I have missed several posts. My hubbie and I went to Maui for 4 days. I know you feel sorry for me having to experience such high temps, right?
Anyway...I'm so glad to catch up and read that I've missed nothing but wonderful days (perhaps getting a bit boring for you). Getting closer and closer. At least the hotel is filling up and you're getting busier and busier.
I love all the pics and details so keep em' comin'

Barb said...

I'm so excited for you that gotcha day is almost here! Make the most of these last hours to prepare and then enjoy!