It seems that even though (a) I haven’t been writing much lately, and (b) I certainly haven’t been writing much about adoption, per se, when I do write a post, someone nominated me for the “Top 25 Adoption Blogs” at Circle of Moms.
I know nothing about the website, honestly. So, for what it’s worth, I toss this out to my (few remaining) loyal readers:
One of the nice things is that I’m in good company. Malinda of Adoption Talk; AmFam at American Family; Tonggu Mama at Our Little Tongginator; Heather, at Production, Not Reproduction; Shannon at Peter’s Cross Station; and M3 at Do They Have Salsa In China are all also nominated, plus a smattering of adult adoptees and a whopping two birthmothers.
Go forth and vote for those who you think do best! (I believe you can vote once each day, but am not quite sure.) This is not, however, a vote-for-OmegaMom promo, as I think my dearth of blogging lately sort of makes an award like this moot.
In the meantime, I am serving on a grand jury for two days every two weeks and find it promotes a heavy dose of cynicism. Criminals are stupid. Teens do stupid things. Fights get started over stupid things (chipped coffee cups, anyone?! Dirty sheets?!). Drunk drivers are stupid. Lots of people stupidly drink or do drugs or sell drugs. Women get into stupidly obvious bad relationships. Most of the cases we see are depressingly banal.
I can see why police officers tend to be world weary and cynical, oh my how I do. I’m only doing this for three months, very part time; they do it all the time.
Additionally, I am finding lots of things to be worried about vis-à-vis a tween who is much too eager to grow up. (To her, that means “being a teen and having boobs”.) Sex! Drugs! Creepy dudes! The thrill of swiping someone’s credit card to buy (wheeeee!) towels!
(ETA: Anyone have any idea why my badge—which I swiped directly from Malinda’s post, where it shows with a transparent background—does not have a transparent background on my blog?)