Deciding if you should adopt is a big decision. There are many questions that prospective adoptive parent(s) have. How much will it cost? Where do the children come from? What will we know about the child’s family history? What is “open adoption”? Can the birthparents come back and take the child away? These questions are all relevant. I’ve found that some questions are well thought-out, and some questions come from a place where the only thing known about adoption is a horrible story on the news about an adopted person committing a crime, or questions are based on misconceptions about who birth parents are or who they aren’t.
On our way back from Colorado, our teenage daughter reached us by cell telling us there was a fire up on the mountain. She was concerned. From the tightness in her voice, we knew this was real. The “Big One” everyone on the mountain had feared for so long had arrived.
You can choose your instrument and, enjoy playing. I personally loved the Brian King Joseph. It is a little difficult at first to get used to the right hand motion to make the instrument play. You can even create your own album cover to really make you feel like a star. If you don’t want to play the instrument, you can try being the conductor. You can go fast and you can go slow when you are conducting which does add to the fun of the game.
Depending on where you are, you may or may not need to watch out for scorpions. They are mostly present in dry and hot climates like deserts. Most of them are either brown or black and they live a nocturnal life pattern, which means they are really only active at night. They have adapted to their harsh climate by developing a light yellow or green coloring so they can blend into the environment around them. They grow to an average of about 2 1/2 cm but there are some that can grow as large as 20 cm, mostly in Central America.
You can almost instantly recognized a bee because most of them have a plump and hairy body while a wasp or hornet is slender and has absolutely no hair. Some of these insects live in the ground in colonies while others build their homes hanging off of rooftops or branches.
Four years later we have seen firsthand that even out of the darkest time, or impossible situation, that good can still peek through and take the day. We had always wanted to live in Oregon and the 2003 fire gave us the freedom to do that. We are so grateful for our lives and especially grateful for all the people who helped us through such a trying experience.
Regardless of who you choose as an instructor, I’d highly recommend preparing for and auditioning for a local community orchestra. Our area has one, and many other mid-size to large communities do as well. You will need to be reasonably proficient to get in, but even if you aren’t quite ready yet, you can always work toward that and when the time comes, solicit feedback from the folks for whom you audition. Those usually aren’t high-stress environments, but they do stretch you at times and help you learn a lot!
Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the music! You may not qualify for a position in an orchestra yet but hey, who says you can’t enjoy music when you hear it? Or, in your case, while you learn to play it?