Friday, October 27, 2006

If you give a mouse a cookie

No, this is not another calorie laden recipe. It is instead a statement about the weather in Addis, the capital city of Ethiopia, and where our agency's orphanage is located. My information HERO, Anne, did all of the waiting families a favor and put a call in to see what is going on with our court dates. What she got was a weather report. Apparently, it's raining in Addis and when it rains in Addis...the phone lines are frequently down, and when the phone lines are frequently down...the agency can't contact their lawyers there, and when they can't contact their lawyers there...there is no update on our court dates, and when there is no update on our court dates...the waiting families start calling the agency, and if you give a mouse a cookie...perhaps he will share it with you while you wait for the rains to end.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! It's a vicious circle!! (I prefer giving a pig a pancake or giving a moose a muffin.) Brett suggests a book: If You Give Ababa a Downpour.

patjrsmom said...

I'm thinking that if this drags on too much longer, it's going to be a CNN headline story--something along the lines of "If you DON'T give an angry mob of adoptive parents a court date..."

Giessenmom2 said...

If You Give the Lord a Prayer...
He Will Answer.