Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait

I feel like this is going to take forever. Remember when I said I was finished? I have been finished for such a long time (okay, just a couple of months) and was waiting on a couple of things outside my control. Now I am just waiting on almost everything, but it still feels like it is going to take forever.

One thing this is teaching me is the geography of the former Soviet bloc. I can identify all the flags (mostly because of the Olympics) and Chase is very interested in all of the Russian winter athletes. He squints at them and says, "does he know my baby sister?" Very cute. He also likes to shout "USA!USA!" at the television.

I got a letter in the mail today from a sheriff where we once lived that congratulated me for not being a felon. I felt appreciated for the good life choices I have made thus far. And for paying that speeding ticket I got in 1996.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Most exciting Word document of my life

Today I was settling in for a little naptime Tivo catch-up (found Kevin and Kitty's trip to the high school reunion kind of silly) and email check when what to my wondering eyes should appear but OUR HOMESTUDY! So what if it was just a draft and kind of grammatically incorrect? So what if I graduated from a college I didn't attend? All of these things are totally fixable, and puts us just a little closer to our baby.

The big missing part? My letters of recommendation from friends (not family. They were very clear on that). So now I am going to start sending pleading emails and cajoling phone calls.

Since this afternoon I have become somewhat obsessed with getting a new car that has a bench second row so that all three kids can sit in carseats in my armreach. Charlie has done a whole heap of eye rolling tonight.