Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election day! We are all very very nervous. All day we have been praying. We have been so busy that we haven't even noticed that none of us have gotten adopted today. A couple of people wanted to, but one woman had a grumpy husband who shook his head and another had no cash.

Sinje is feeling a bit shaky today because of the election. She has been wearing her knitted coat and a couple of people stopped dead in their tracks (the coat looks pretty spectacular). One woman wanted to order one and have Sinje send it to Texas. Now that made her feel a lot better, even though we won't know how we will all feel at the end of today when the election results come in. All day we have been praying: "Go Obama! Kick that man's &*#!"

Today was the first day that we played on trapezes.

Wow, is that fun! We love flying so much that it is hard to take turns, but there is only room for two of us at a time.

A few very strange things have happened since last week--or rather we don't find them so strange. Slowly, we have begun to take over Sinje's life. She created an online shop for us on Etsy. I, for one, showed her how to use the "move" tool in Photoshop so she could make us a really great banner for her store. She also learned how to take fabulous pictures of us on a spiegelreflex camera. She's never used one of those before! And, one of us snuck in and replaced her screen saver. Boy was she startled when she saw me making a summersault on her desktop.

Sinje scratched her head over and over again and said: "I didn't do that!"

We also helped her navigate through the Diamond District yesterday. Sinje was trying to find some brass chain for our trapezes. She got so freaked out by the weird characters on 47th street that she nearly bolted and headed home. There was one guy with wild glasses who yelled at her, "We buy gold!" and tried to pull her into a store. When he opened his mouth all his teeth were covered with gold and diamonds. No tooth enamel anywhere. A couple of diamond store guys whispered, "Only for you..." and tried to touch her. No one seemed to notice Sinje's wedding band. But, Sinje was fascinated by the diamond-shaped street lights. "Diamond District? No kidding! Everything here is diamonds."

Sinje ran in and out of stores asking for brass chain, but all she got was people trying to sell her gold, silver, or diamonds. When she was just about to give up, we said: "Just one more store, PELASE! We want to swing on trapezes today!" Someone at one of the stores had suggested 46th street, so we walked one block south. Suddenly we found ourselves in mecca! The store had everything we needed: all kids of metal chains, connectors, even trapezes. Sinje couldn't believe it. We bought lots of stuff and got home on time for her to pick up her daughter from Pre-K. Sinje thinks this is all some freaky chain of coincidences, but we know better. So today we told her, don't worry, we will all get adopted. We're just getting ready. It seemed to make her calm down. Now if we could only pull some strings for this election! We hope the praying has helped.

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