Monday, January 23, 2006

Weekend Update

This weekend I left my baby with his grandmother, my husband’s mother. She said that she wished she could quit her job and look after him. She enjoyed him that much. K and I went to Orlando. I wouldn’t call it a getaway. We went to attend a Communication Workshop. No, not for lovers but for church. They covered topics such as writing letters to editors, picture-taking, tips for interviewing people, and there was a track dedicated to sound engineers. It was a very informative weekend. We drove up on Friday and came back Sun morning.

Corresponding with the new family member is going very well. I even got in contact with yet another cousin who is teaching English in Japan. He seemed very excited to hear from me. (For those who missed it, my dead-beat dad has three brothers all of whom have children that I’ve never met, some of which I didn’t even know existed. Recently I’ve been swapping emails with the only female cousin I know of. She put me in touch with a male cousin of ours.) There’s a lot of ground to cover. So much to learn about them. Right now we’re in the phase where we’re trying to learn and share as much as possible. Of course, one day we hope to meet. Maybe we’ll even like each other. lol. It's always nice to meet family. I hope that even at this late stage that we'll develop a strong bond and that we'll be a part of each others' lives from here on out.

3 comments:

Shawn said...

Wow, looks like things are progressing nicely with the cousins? I hope it's everything you want it to be.

Did the cousins know you were around?

In my family, my 5 uncles had a ton of kids that were never introduced to the rest of the family. We heard a tidbit about a few of them but my uncles never felt the need to bring 'em around.

You don't know if you like her yet?

notyouraverage.... said...

missing the updates on sidney ;-(

good to hear that things are going good on the 'new' cousin(s) front.

chele said...

I hear you on the new family thing. I'm going through the exact same thing. In fact, that is the plot of my novel. I ask myself, "How do you learn to become family?" We think it should be natural but it really isn't.