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March 29, 2007

mommy, horizon, and gumshoe
posted by soe 11:06 am

The number one thing on this week’s three beautiful things list nearly knocked everything else off. It’s worth three items, just in itself:

1. One of my best friends from college phoned last night to tell me that they’d finally received their adoption referral. A woman, just our age, dropped off her darling baby boy at an orphanage in Guatemala City last Friday, four days after he was born. Rebs and Rick are overjoyed, as are both families, for whom this will be the first grandson. I can’t imagine how hard that decision must have been for the woman, but I hope she will sleep well at night because Rebs is going to be an unbelievable mommy to this dearly desired child. She is kind and playful and disciplined — and filled beyond brimming with love. I’m over the moon with delight for them all and must now get busy knitting baby items.

2. I sat outside reading after work Tuesday afternoon in the 80+ degree weather. I shifted slightly in my seat and realized there was the most gorgeous sunset going on over my shoulder — blue intensifying to vibrant purple streaked with magenta and ending with brilliant oranges and pinks near where the sun danced with the horizon.

3. Well-written tv shows are hard to come by these days, and those that exist tend to focus on an ensemble cast. To have a show that focuses on a single character — and to pull it off — is nearly unheard of. But Raines, a new character drama featuring Jeff Goldblum, does just that. He plays Michael Raines, a California police detective whose overactive brain causes him to imagine his murder victims come to life. He’s brilliant and troubled and tetchy — but in a lovable way. I hope the show is picked up for a full season next year — and that the writing and acting remains so strong.

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

Aww, what great news for your friends! And for the little baby. YAY!

Comment by Jenn 03.29.07 @ 11:22 am

Hurray for your friends!

I SO agree re: Raines. Jeff Goldblum is a long time favourite of mine, and this is *just* the right show for him. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s new episode!

Comment by canknitian 03.29.07 @ 2:08 pm

Thanks for your comment on my blog! 🙂

Comment by Kat 03.29.07 @ 7:17 pm