Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It is getting kind of frustrating to keep saying to people - another year. I think we said that when we started... It never gets less than - another year. Keep having to remind myself that this WILL happen.
Anyhoo - a shout out to my sister who celebrated her birthday this week. Happy Birthday!!
On the weekend, i attended a local POMBA (parents of multiple births assoc) garage sale. this is a famous sale that happens twice a year. My friend Julie let me know all about it - so i got up way too early on Saturday and got in a massive line up with my cousin Wendy. This is a serious sale!! I was looking for some furniture type things (extra change table for down stairs, high chair etc). I have decided to limit my clothing purchases until we know a gender. I ended up getting a really nice wooden rocking chair, some toys including Fischer price little people - and an adorable chicken Halloween costume. Thanks for the tip Jul - good stuff to be found at said sale!!!
That's it for me. i feel bug coming on, so i am heading for the couch. Need to rest up for our trip to Canada's Wonderland on Saturday with the youth group. Its supposed to be 24 and sunny - should be a good day!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thanks to Ken for helping Mike carry the dresser upstairs!!
Our new dresser/change table
Notice the garbage can on the right - we are not quite finished with this room - but the furniture needs a home until its done. We still have - floor to paint, baseboards, light fixture to install, one more coat of paint on the walls and doors/trim. We are almost there... I am happy with the paint colour but it really doesn't show well in these photos. Its a very calm green.
We had been keeping the door to this room closed - to not see the mess i guess. And now i like to keep it open and peek in every once in a while. i even found some old baby blankets that were mine and Mikes and have them and some buddies in the crib.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We started this mess last August - hopefully we will be finished by this August. Stay tuned...
More therapy is definitely needed - but this weekend was a good start.
I am also very excited to have friends joining us in the international adoption world. Its great to have someone in 'real life' joining us and its a good feeling to be able to pass on some of our knowledge and experiences on to them.
It also really helps to hear of other people's good news. Congrats to Carolyn and Adam on their referral of a baby boy!
Anyhoo, so yeah for 6 months. Lets all hope and pray that we are really 1/2 way there!!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Its a CNN article about Madonna and the hoopla over her international adoption. CNN interviewed Melissa Faye Green. She wrote: There is no me without you. I love how she answers the questions. I am glad that there are people in the world who are articulate and smart - then i can copy what they say :) Take a peek.
Thought i might try something new. Haven't been blogging much lately. I have kind of felt down about things - not many (any really) referrals happening - which is really slowing things down. A year ago, when we started, we were told 3-6 months for referral. then around Christmas i came to realize that we will probably be waiting 12 months for a referral. Right now (according to my own little spreadsheet) - there would have to be roughly 5 referrals a month for us to get one by October. This looks fairly unlikely. I don't want to think of how far i need to push back my expectations so that they are more realistic. ugh. nuff about that. sorry to depress you.
So, I was thinking that i need to focus on the positive - and things i am thankful for. I know its Easter and not thanksgiving but humour me.
1. I am thankful for my husbands health. He has now suffered a second concussion - that would be 2 in less than 3 weeks. Luckily the last 'incident' was not as serious as it could have been and mostly, he has wounded his pride. It could have been way worse and so I am thankful that i won't have to be a single parent.
2. I am thankful for my sisters birthday!! She is celebrating a milestone - which only means that in 2 years i will be too. Anyway, this weekend we are heading to PA for a show at Sight and Sound Theater and some good shopping. Layne Bryant is my fav store - and I am looking forward to seeing what we can find at Carters for baby :) it is so nice to be getting away!!
3. I am thankful for spring. Ok - well today you wouldn't know it - got a nice dump of snow. But you can feel spring in the air. I have been dreaming about buying plants and being outside more!!
4. I am thankful for good friends. This past week i got to connect with 2 good friends. Seems like we are all busy these days and we don't get to see each other as often as i would like. Tracey and I are planning a mini-girls-get away in July and i am soooo looking forward to it!!!!!
So that's it. I found 4 things - not bad for someone who has been kind of grumpy lately. Maybe tomorrow i will find 4 more things.