Okay, maybe this is cheating... but I'm still composing a couple of new posts so here's a little something to help pass the time. (I'm not trying to drag things out -- it's just really hard to write cogent, grammatically correct, worth-the-time-to-read text when you're this deep into unplanned sleep deprivation!)
When I used some of my sick days a couple of weeks back (you'll read more about it in a future post, I'll just say it was quite likely compliments of the Pipsqueak), as I began to feel better I was encouraged to get outside into the fresh air & sunshine... and I took along my camera "just in case" on my first slow, just-for-the-sake-of-walking stroll through my neighborhood in over a year.
I'm certainly no pro, but presented here for your enjoyment are a few of the nicer snapshots from my walk...
My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅-- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!