Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summertime, holidays and paper work

By now its the middle of August. I can not believe where the summer has gone. I love summer. I dream of it all year long. Remind me next February when i am dreaming of summer - that summer was really crazy hot and humid this year!! Last year we complained about our cool and rainy summer and this year we complain about our hot and muggy summer. Guess you just can't win. Last night i asked Mike to turn the fan off cause i was feeling cool, He checked and our house was still at 27. Hmmm guess i am getting acclimatized. Anyhoo, i didn't intend this post to be a weather complaint. I have much more important things to complain about. Before we get to that here are some shots from our week of camping at the end of July. We had a great time!!!!!!! It was hot - but we already covered that. The beach there was nice and the water was warm!!!! Our camera is broken : ( and so we only have a few shots from our holiday. The first is of our new second home. Lovingly referred to as our new 'condo'. Now some may and do mock at such a tent for just 2 people - somehow i managed to fill it up and use all the space with no problems. What i love the most is that i can stand fully upright and therefore my back is grateful.
This 'little' guy was our welcoming committee. We had been in our site for about 10 minutes before he swooped in. His wing span was about 3 feet or so. He sat in the tree for quite a while and finally turned his head all the way around to look at me when i talked to it. i was kind of relieved when it left again - it sort of freaked me out!!!

So, Holidays were good. Of coarse they are never long enough. But after a total of 8 nights in the tent i was happy to come home again.
D&T's wedding is coming up fast and furious. There have been showers and dress fittings and bachelorette weekends and all the fun stuff that comes along with it. Can't wait to show some pics of the big day!!
I also happen to be on holiday this week. Just me this time, Mike is working on the farm now and so holidays are in short supply during summer. So, i am amusing myself here at home. Doing the stuff i never seem to get around to doing and also just taking it easy in general. I have been trying to choose paint colours. Our spare bedroom is now ready for paint. I think i have the colour for that one down - a grey/purple colour. But it's our master bedroom that has me stumped. The bedspread has quite a few colours in it from a silvery blue to mauve's. Hmm. I am really not sure where to go with this one, so I am taking the whole king size comforter to the paint store later this afternoon for some help and guidance. With all the errands i have on my list, I am sure the week will fly by.
The biggest errand on my list is updating our paper work. ugh. I hated doing this paper work the first time - 2 years ago and i realize that i still hate it now. We got an email in July (while on first holiday) telling us it was time to get working on it...and here we are with nothing done. Now, the email does say that there is always a chance that we could get a referral before our stuff expires in October. But i think its safe to say that this is not going to happen. We are still about 42ish on 'the list' and October is not that far off. In fact, the way things are going our file will probably expire before i get everything updated. Wouldn't it just be my luck to be the one causing the delay. So, its on to the second round of fingerprints, police checks, physicals, and a new homestudy update.
So, that's what we've been up to. We are still alive. I see the ticker now says 1 year, 10 months and 3 days - are we almost there? Are we getting close?? Some days i wonder if that ticker will be ticking for the rest of my life. Hopefully we will hear some referral news soon and maybe my next post will be so say the paper work is done.