Who knew we'd be back to counting numbers. Fortunately it's six weeks not months since court. It just FEELS like six months. And may it not come to that for all our sakes.
I've now moved into stress/sad management mode: Returned to gym to 'work-it-off' after the summers moving hiatus. Trying to catch up with friends for lunch (aka distraction) a couple of times a week. Keeping a couple of fragrant lilies in the house because it's a treat for me and I love their smell. House projects - soon out of the indoor ones and will have to move outside! Scheduling drives to the beach to hear the waves and smell the salty air. Love that! Saw a large pod of dolphins last week:) Each day focusing on what went right and the little things that I have to be grateful for. On bad days this doesn't always work though I have to admit. Crossing each day off my calendar, because that means we're one day closer to whenever the end is.
Think I've decided the hardwood floors might not need a thorough hand scrub after all! Phew!
I'm also thanking my sanity to the other moms (you know who you are! All the support and love is mucho appreciated,) and to my awesome husband who gives the best bear hugs to cheer me up, and sweet Bean who's just lovely!
9/19/09 Mailed in I-600A application 9/20 Got Package from Gladney 9/21 Hired KBS Dossiers - great idea! 9/22 Orientation call with Gladney 9/25 1st packet to Gladney 9/26 FBI/Dossier fingerprinting 10/5/09 2nd packet to Gladney 10/7 1st homestudy meeting 10/19 All medical forms signed 10/20 Final documents to Gladney 10/22 2nd homestudy meeting 11/6/09 Homestudy to Gladney & USCIS 11/27 housefire 1/17/10 I-600A approval 1/26/10 Waitlisted
We are so excited and feel very fortunate to be adopting from Ethiopia. We have 2 girls, 19 and 12, and are so excited about having 2 more. My husband is a little outnumbered! I am a stay at home mom, and my wonderful husband works very hard so I can be.