The kids grandparents are in town and staying with us. We are excited and glad they are here. Our cats are still getting use to Buff and Dad. Bear is having problems because his spot on the couch is being taken up by family.
The Great Atlanta Flood September 25, 2009
This is a picture of the Krog tunnel in Cabbagetown. Kudos to Caroline E Smith for a great photo.
Belly pic at almost 35 weeks September 23, 2009
Heres the belly at almost 35 weeks. Im very swollen in the legs, feet and hands. Also the heartburn is waking me out of a deep sleep. Thank goodness only a few more weeks to go. It helps that Dad and Buff will be here in three days. Im trying not to rush anything. Just walking is getting harder each day and usual tasks are wearing me out. All I ever want to eat is ice cream which is not good. Thank goodness for massage and chiropractic. They are coming soon, and everything will change forever.
Twins at 34 Weeks September 19, 2009
On Friday September 18th, we had another ultrasound. The twins are at 34 weeks. Sofy weighs about 5 lbs 10 ozs and Dirk is at 5 lbs 7 ozs. They are moving around a lot. A doctor friend has said that his experience with delivering twins, they usually come in the 34 to 36 week window. We’ll see, the grandparents come in next Monday so we hope they can wait until then. We are so excited to see them.
‘Multiracial’ identity gains acceptance September 7, 2009
From the Christian Science Monitor:
from the June 28, 2009 edition
By Daniel B. Wood | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
from the June 28, 2009 editionLos Angeles – Actress, comedienne, and producer Kim Wayans first decided to write stories about a fourth-grader called Amy Hodgepodge to provide her 38 multiracial nieces and nephews with a character they could relate to. Amy Hodgepodge is part Japanese, African-American, Korean, and Caucasian – but not too mixed up about it.
“If your mom is white and dad is black, you should be able to embrace that and not have it be a problem,” says Ms. Wayans, who is African-American. None of her nieces or nephews are confused about their identity, she adds, but rather the confusion lies in a society that won’t let them use the word “multiracial” to describe themselves.
“The point is Amy Hodgepodge is the new American. We are all mixed and getting more so.”
Read more at this link.
Corny’s First Century September 6, 2009
Yesterday I rolled out at 8am to ride my first Century. The longest that I have ever ridden in one day on a bike is about 70 miles. I haven’t been riding much either in the past 2 weeks. I wasn’t expecting much but I was there so let’s see what happens.
The day started out cool and it stayed that way most of the time. There was cloud cover and a little drizzle. The wet roads made for a lot of water kick up from the tires. I feared that the sun would come up and the day would become unbearably humid. It did not and until the end of the ride, the sun hid behind the clouds. 100 miles later I arrived back at the start at 2:11pm.
The folks at MACC really know how to put on a great event. As my first Century, it was a great experience. The volunteers cheered us on. The stops were great. They had cookies, pb&j, water, Gatorade, tomatoes, oranges, and bananas. The route was well marked and they had people at the major intersections where the different distances peeled off. Thanks to MACC for the One Love Century. I’ll see you next year!