Whew. I don't know why, butI am really being attacked in the health department this trip. This morning, best we can figure, I ate bad eggs for breakfast. They don't refridgerate eggs here, and mine were well undercooked. At any rate, I spent most of the day in the bathroom vomitting and doing "other" things. Feeling mostly better now and I think I will be good to go for tomorrow.
Yesterday we were walking through a very poor area when we saw pink and black chickens! I mean, hot pink! LOL! Gail and I were both amazed and commented about how we don't have pink chickens in America. Come to find out...they were painted pink to show ownership. So...not as cool ofa siting we we originally thought!
Today was a very exciting day for AAI as Gail and our new administrator bought furnishings for our home. I can't wait to see the children's faces when they walk into the home for the first time.
Bright was quite ill yesterday with a 103 fever, but is doing better today. Cold symptoms. He's stopped making the weird "whine" in his sleep--thank goodness! Mommy was going crazy!
I am amazed at how well Bright seems to be doing with attachment. If you know me you know that I believe attachment is a slow thing, but after seeing Bright I can see why some people come home saying that their baby attached "instantly." He is appropriately sad if I leave him, and appropriately happy when I come back. No rages. No agressive behavior (beyond normal toddler stuff). It's amazing. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop! We'll see how he does at home...
Yesterday was mine and Eric's ninth anniversary. And I forgot! Eric called me last night to wish me happy anniversary. We have a history of both forgetting our anniversary so this is par for the course for us.
I love you Eric. And I can't wait to be home with Bright so that we can celebrate!
Guess that's the big stuff from Ghana for now.
Thursday, May 31, 2007