Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meeting Scheduled

Our meeting with all the social workers is scheduled for next Thursday at 1:00pm. I am really excited!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


For the sake of keeping the child that we are matched with anonomous I will going forward call her LG, short for little girl.

We are in the process of setting up a meeting with our worker and LG's workers. In this meeting I get the impression that they will get a chance to ask us questions that were not answered in our homestudy. We will also get a chance to ask some questions. Then, after this meeting we will get the final decision whether her workers think we are still a good fit. If so, and we still want to go forward then we get to start meeting with the important people in her life like, teachers, doctors, workers, her foster mom etc.

I wonder how long this will take and when we will be able to meet her. I keep telling myself that we are on our way, and hopefully if all goes well, we will be parents very soon.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Got her social history on Saturday

We got the packet of social history information on Saturday and we have decided that there's nothing in there that would cause us to turn back, so we are looking forward to the next step. It turns out that this child is not the 10 year old, but she is an 8 year old little girl. From the report that we got she seems to be small for her age, but we have still not seen a picture of her.
Since this isn't a done deal, I would like to keep other information about her private until we get further along in the process.
Since finding out more information and deciding that we would like to move forward, I keep decorating her room in my head, coming up with special mom and daughter activities, and other things. It couldn't be happier where we are now. I hope we hear from our social worker today to find out what's next. I will continue to keep you posted.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Got some News

I just got an email from our social worker that a worker for a child that we submitted our homestudy for contacted her to say that she thinks we will be a good match. Unfortunatly, I don't know which child this is. I left a message with our worker, but haven't heard back yet. I should be getting information in the mail, but I can't wait. I am thinking it's probably the little girl, 10-years-old, that we were interested in. I will let you know when I know more. It's exciting to see process happening!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Beautiful Fall Weekend

This weekend we picked out our pumpkins.Ate apple goodies like donuts, turnovers, brats.And drank apple cider and tested wine.
We also picked apples directly from the trees.

All in all we had a great weekend. On Sunday we had a visit from our nephew Josh with his little girl Savannah. She's adorable, 3, and looks just like her daddy. Also on Sunday, my sister Melanie came over to watch football with us.
On Thursday we had our second matching meeting. It went well. We have migrated a bit higher in age. we have requested information on a could of sibling groups where the children are over 10. Although our niece will enjoy having some cousins here own age. There are several youngersters that are in sibling groups of 3, but we still need to discuss those. Jerry is very nervous about having 3 new little ones in our house all of a sudden. I think it might be a bit overwhelming.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today I had my Remicade infusion and now I feel blah. I have a bit of good news though. I have a phone interview tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Yesterday I made 6 loaves of bread. Three of them were pumpkin (my favorite) and 3 were zuccini bread from the 3 ton zuccini that my mother in law gave us a week ago. I have been cutting off hunks to make for dinner and now for the bread and there's still a 3rd more left. I don't know what I am going to do with it. Hopefully, by the time I get home next Wednesday from up north Jerry will have eatten the rest of it and I won't have to worry about it.

We also brewed a new batch of fall beer last night. We have an annual Halloween party at our house each year and we wanted a few varieties for our guests to enjoy. So, this year they will have a choice between a pumpkin ale and an apple ale, and of course the normal Michelob Lite from the keg. Boy, it sounds like we are lushes, but really we have so much because we are expecting about 100ish people. Last year we topped out at 69, but we invited a few more this year, so it's gonna be a full house, literally.

This morning I got up really early. I couldn't sleep with anticipation of my adventure this weekend. In a few short hours I will off on my 3 hour drive. This will be the first time I have driven up north alone. It should be alright though. At least I don't have to fight over the radio with the hubs.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's Me and that's Just Fine

Well, I have been going through a mini crisis the past few days. I can't stand being at home anymore and I feel less then productive. Why doesn't anyone want to hire me. I have a great resume and a good personality if I do say so myself, but still I haven't had any good employment prospects for months. Maybe it's because I have been unemployed for 10 months and I am getting out of "practice". I am willing to take a paycut and everything, but still nothing. I know that this is not a reflection on myself and that the job marked just sucks right now, but it's getting more difficult to accept that as the reason. Again and again I have to reason with myself that it's not a personal refection on me.

In other news, we have another flyer meeting scheduled with our social worker on the 15th to go over all the flyers of the waiting kids in the system. I am excited for this meeting, but I don't expect anything to come of it, since we came out of the last one with high hopes and nothing to show for it at this point.

This weekend I will be heading up north to spend about 6 days with my younger brothers. My dad and stepmom are going to a lodge up north for their 20th Anniversary. It seems like not so long ago that they were married . Can you believe that I actually loved that polka-dot dress. My stepmom Kathy sewed if for me as well as my sisters pink one. Flashback to the eighties... I know that you are jealous of those bangs too. I had that down pat that I didn't even need a mirror to make them do that. Just a little hairspray and a blowdryer. I hope that fashion never comes back into style.