Hi, all... Just a quick note tonight... I haven't stopped blogging or anything like that... It's just that since the last eye surgery I've been experiencing an unanticipated problem. Until my eyes have finished settling into their new normal and I've had a chance to get new glasses, there's been a real increase in eyestrain for me (especially my left eye, which is working a whole lot harder than it's used to).
I'm sitting in front of a computer most of the time that I'm at work, and when that's combined with all the usual demands one puts unthinkingly on their vision during the day, by the time I get home at night the eyestrain (and lack of focus and double vision and...) is just too much to deal with.
I've got a couple of half-completed draft posts (written 2-3 lines at a time), and expect to get fitted for new glasses within the next week, so you should start to see new posts appearing here again shortly.
In the meantime, thanks very much for your patience (and for the nice words & thoughts), and stay tuned for more Pipsqueakisms soon!
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!