The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

Happy Reading and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I was "Tagged by Three Continent Family". - see their link on bottom right of this blog.

Today may not be the best day to do this-or perhaps it is-since I'm feeling down I could use a good laugh. I'm not certain I can come up with 7-but here goes..

Share 7 random or weird facts about Me....

1)I love to travel and I compare everything I purchase to the price of a plane ticket. Because of this my passport is the most important thing I own. When I'm not traveling, I'm reading about other people traveling or researching travel or other cultures.

2)I enjoy being left handed.

Did you notice no matter which way you vote this year- there is one thing for certain- we will have a left handed President in the Office!

Silly enough- I'm excited about this.

The two lefties:

A little humorous story:
The Left-Handed Whopper (an April 1st Joke):
In 1998 Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."

3)Animals. I just adore animals and they seem to adore me.

They come up to me-they follow me around. I actually got the rabies "vaccination" when I went to Ethiopia because of how much Animals like me (and me them). Even when I try to avoid them-think Dr. Doolittle. In someways I'm fortunate-because all animals add such peace to my life. Sometimes I think I'm recarnation and they can tell-laugh.

I've had squirrels run over my feet, birds land on me- I've even picked up a wild hawk with out being harmed in any way (yes-I've had more than my share of bird poop on me too it seems), Donkeys have tried to come into my living space, chickens in hotel rooms, monkeys on my doorstep, and I've found sheep sleeping in my room. I've been able to walk up to animals other people cannot.

It's very strange- I have a strong kinship with the less "domesticated" part of the world.

4) We keep Cheyenne pepper in our pepper shaker in our house, because I don't like Black Pepper. Most people think it's because I don't like "spicy" foods. In fact- I love spicy foods. Just not the black peppercorn. Try to go a day with out black pepper. It's difficult. Although- I've learned as I've gotten older to eat things and be more tolerant of it- I still don't like it. Otherwise I would not be able to eat at most places and would not like most foods.

In an evil attempt to get you all to eat less black pepper you should know (ha ha)-

In a recent report- Black Pepper is one of the 12 foods when tested-that most frequently containing pesticide residue (grinnn).

5)My toes are shaped like fingers. I have a really long middle toe and shorter big toe-but my toes are abnormally long. They look like hands and are good for picking up things. As a kid I use to be able to pick up more with my toes than my friends could.

6)My Mini-breast. I went to the doctors once and asked about a mole on my chest- really-it's the size of a mole-the doctor told me after examination that while I was developing as a baby my body started to grow a third breast- good thing I was born on time!!!.

I don't know if I believe it or not-but this mole- and the doctors response sure has added much humor to my life.. :-).

7)I Love to bake alone (and to cook with Denis). We love having company - love to try out new recipes with our friends. Baking is a way for me to relax. The smell of the house-delights me. But when I'm busy- and I bake- it's a complete disaster!


deniscissp said...

OK, this is Denis, the husband unit. That picture does not at all do justice to what Kimberly does to a kitchen while baking. If she had turned around 180 degrees, you would see the sink, now that's a sight to see.

I'm kind of hankerin' for a right-handed burger right now :)

kristine said...

I have the third breast too! Yup, the size of a mole.

Wow. It's like a sisterhood.

Love this post (except about the blackpepper - I love black pepper)

Love love love the left handed burger.

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