This year we had a small gathering, just us and one other couple. These are the friends that we spend all of our holidays with. We didn't have Christmas with them this year as we spent it in Ontario. So we decided to have a full turkey dinner for Oscar night!
No one can resist Hilary's turkey! Luckily we were all able to stay awake after such a feast and we made it to the very end of the Oscar's with very full bellies.
My Facebook feed has lately been clogged with pictures of adoptees (or birthparents, or siblings) holding up posters with their information, trying to find their first families. Social media is a huge part of our lives today, and a picture shared with a few friends can suddenly go viral. The number of people who have been reunited through this method is growing. There is a whole Facebook page dedicated to helping people share their pictures.
Every time I see one of these pictures go by, I think "Should I?" Should I print up what information I know about my paternal half-siblings and put it out there for the fates to handle? I have enough bits and pieces that someone might make the connection. I have met my birthmother and I look nothing like her or her other daughter. I suspect that I do look like my paternal half-siblings, based on the bits and pieces I have. Would someone see the picture and make the connection?
The pros and cons are overwhelming. Do I want to find them? What if I don't find them? If I found them, how would it affect Iris? Should that concern stop me? What will I find? Do they know about me and don't want to be found? and on and on it goes.
Today's the last day that the Canadian Mint will be issuing pennies. They've determined that it actually costs more then 1 cent to make a penny, so it' not worth it to keep them in circulation. I don't know how long it will be till they are fully out of circulation, but we have put a few aside to pass on to the grand kids one day. Currently they also make up Liam's pocket money. Hilary and I empty our wallets of all of our pennies and nickels into a jar and when there is enough to roll, Liam gets the cash. I guess with inflation the way it is these days, we'll have to start giving him nickels and dimes instead.
Yup, these were the manipulatives that we had to use for math homework tonight.
I suck at grade 4 math homework. I couldn't answer half of the questions until I Googled what vertices and edges were and I'm not sure what the answer to "I can slide, but I can't roll" is supposed to be ( Liam and I guessed a rectangular prism). I'm clinging to the excuse/reason that I did grade 4 math in French and so I never had to learn what vertices and edges were.... just please don't ask me what they are in French!