Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paperwork and other ramblings

Happy Halloween! Can I first start off by rambling a bit? Ok thanks, don't mind if I do... LOL! From time to time I go through phases where I dislike our house, tonight is one of them. I'm whining, but...I wanna live on a street that is BUSY with trick-or-treaters! We had more visitors this year than in the recent years (I think we have 18), but not near as many as I wish we had. Yes, I realize buying a bunch of candy for a boat load of trick-or-treaters would be expensive...but I don't care...I love to see all the little kids dressed up, love to see their faces as they get candy, I would love to be able to where a costume myself when answering the door....  Our street stinks!! We're on the end of a street that is not very well lit...and all the houses around us were NOT participating in the poopers! What's not to like about kids? Kids all dressed up in cute costumes, totally excited and having fun?! Why wouldn't any sane person WANT trick-or-treaters?! Unless you don't like kids...???  Weirdos!!!

Anyway, enough of that nonsense!

So...adoption news? Not much...  But we did FINALLY turn all of our paperwork in! We haven't heard anything as a result of that I'm starting to worry about whether they received the paperwork or not...I'll give it a day or two, then I'll send off an email to be sure. Although our adoption case worker is retiring soon...maybe at the end of this week? I don't know for sure the date of her retirement because my crazy husband threw the letter away! Gggrrrr!!! So, hopefully I can figure out who to contact....

Well, that is all. Rambling, crazy, stupid post!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's October already?! What?!

Yeah, so -- I've been MIA for a few months... Back in June (seems so long ago!), I was still in the mad dash trying to get things done and preparing for the home study. Then things got hectic and somehow my "to do" list kept getting pushed back, back, back...I admit, I kind of went into panic mode about it. However, my dear friend, Sarah, reminded me that it was okay to take a little break if I was feeling overwhelmed. I don't remember exactly what she said, but something just "clicked", and I decided to go ahead and let it set on the back burner for awhile. Not that I wasn't thinking about adoption the past few months, because that couldn't be further from the truth, but we've been busy and I think letting go of the stress and worry about the things we still needed to accomplish was a good thing. We're ready to go again...because we've taken enough time (and it also helps that we got a letter from our case worker saying that we'd passed our deadline on a paper we signed (oops!) and we needed to let her know if we were dropping out of the program or moving forward).

So, I've recently been in touch with our case worker, we'll be turning in the remaining pieces of our the huge amount of paperwork very soon (end of this week or beginning of next is my goal!), and then very quickly getting the home study scheduled!

Several weeks ago we picked out the paint color for the nursery (Valspar Polished Silver #4008-1B) and the room is now painted! Although I have decided that I'm going to paint the chevron pattern on one wall very soon. And, just this weekend, Rob put together the crib (so cool!!!).

Pictures, I've got a few...although they are nothing spectacular, actually rather crappy! The picture of the crib is awful, because it's just sitting in the middle of the room waiting for us to move some junk out of the way, but I'll share the pictures now anyway...because it's still exciting (or I think so anyway!). Ha ha!!