Ugh. Honestly, I strongly dislike this time of year. It seems as though the kids have a project due every other day. We are swapping sinus crap around. It being cold outside always makes me feel depressed and dreary. Oh, and I did something crazy to my knee today. And by the way, I'm getting almost 100 emails a day about the sale. And my "M" button isn't working very well on my laptop. It's times like this that I feel like a person who can't swim in the middle of the ocean.
But I know that this will pass, and soon I'll be stressed about something else.
I probably won't be updating as much because the consignment sale is about a month away. Or maybe I'll be posting more to vent my stress. I know you guys are excited.
I did go to a scrapbooking retreat this past weekend. It was awesome. 55 hours of cropping, eating and cutting up with old and new friends. I got 78 pages done and for the first time in a long time, I actually feel like I could possibly get caught up with my books. I do a baby book for each of the kids (those are almost completely caught up), I do a school book for each of the kids (those are completely caught up) and then I do a yearly family album (I am current through May of 08 in those). I'm not sure what I love more...working on the albums and remembering all the good times OR watching the expressions on everyone's faces as they look back through the albums.
We still aren't homestudy updated yet. It's mainly our fault. We have drug our feet and we finally got our physicals done today. I've said it before, I'll say it again: if people had to do all the things to have bio children that we have to do to adopt, this world would look quite different. Today I had three things of blood taken out so I could be tested for HIV plus all the other levels that need to be checked (white blood counts, cholesterol, etc.). I got a TB skin test. I peed in a cup. You know let's just stop right there.
Is there really an easy way to pee in a cup that is the size of a pill bottle? I mean seriously. Guys, I recognize this might be somewhat easier for you, but let's face it...this is a daunting task for a woman. I always worry that I don't get enough pee in the cup...I mean why don't they tell you exactly how much pee you need to get in there. Sorry for this disgusting side bar, but ladies you know what I'm saying, peeing in a cup should be a class taught in junior high. It's not pretty.
So back to the physical, after the peeing, poking and getting on the scale, I was told we need to come back Saturday to get our results. Can't wait. BUT, we will be officially done with everything we need to do for our homestudy and hopefully, we will have some visits next week.
I'll keep you posted!