Photo credit: Chris Downey, 2012
I just found this gem of goodness from Organized Home:
Open your checkbook. Write the new year in the date line of your next 20 checks. By the time you come to the end of your pre-dated checks, you’ll have made the transition to the new year.
Such a great idea! I’m going to do it.
Some of you may know that I love to take photographs and post them to Instagram. I even have some displayed here.
For those who haven’t come across Instagram yet, it’s an iPhone and Android app that lets you take a picture on your phone, apply a ‘hipster’ filter and post it to the world. Pictures get labeled, using ‘hashtags’ (#). There are many creative Instagramers (IGers) and just to look at their work is a treat.
The narrative of an adopted child’s life is confused, vague and full of holes or contradictions. Often the child has moved through several placements, social workers come and go, and links with the bio family are lost. The story of their birth, or tales of when they were toddlers, or why they have a certain nickname, get lost along the way. The reasons why they came to be adopted get mysticized, and the children tend to rewrite their own history as a way of coping with their loss. This is hard for the adoptive parents too.