Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TWENTY MINUTES!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2016

TOMORROW!!!!

Move in day is TOMORROW!
Well it's Monday.

What oh what might the day bring?

Could it be a weeny boy?


Friday, May 27, 2016

Told you Fridays were big news days around here!

My license has successfully been transferred and a new one printed off.  Great right?!

The not so great news is that Teddy's worker who will be the boss of the when and how the move is done is off sick today.

GAH!!

That likely means Monday is out now for move in.

I might be a little on the excited however frustrated side.

At least we have movement
It's been two weeks today since we met little Teddy.  It's been sixteen months since this baby has been waiting for a family be it temporary or permanent.

No calls yesterday about anything regarding him.  For something that seems like it should be an easy transfer of my foster care license from one agency to another it sure has been taking a long time.  I have only had a license as one of my kids up until these last few months was not allowed to be placed for adoption.  Cultural reasons.  This too is the good news as LEGAL permanency with us is on the horizon!

It's Friday and big things good and bad seem to happen to me on this day of the week.

Fingers crossed we get some sort of news.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Everyone is in a hurry.  There are so many cogs in the bureaucratic machinery that it is likely another week will end with a weeny boy living where he shouldn't ever have been.

Everyone is motivated.  Everyone is doing their part but holy toledo this is dragging out!  Every day the kids who know what's up are asking if Teddy (internet name I have decided) is coming.

Today is a new day and if more of what needs done is successfully completed then we are one day closer.

Fingers crossed

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Said far more eloquently than I could.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Doesn't it seem that there is always some holiday break when you're waiting on those who work business hours to get things done?  It's a long weekend here.

We are at the tail end of the red tape that has to occur before the little teddy bear can come home but what I think is the last of it should have transferred virtual hands days end Friday.  Last week we were teased with a potential move in date of the 24th.  Unless I get a call first thing Tuesday then I can't see that happen.

The crib has been purchased and set up.  Teddy will be sharing with the eight year old who also is in a crib and fortunately I found one that matches short of a slight colour difference.  This makes my need for matching very happy.

We will be in for an adjustment for sure but one we have been waiting for.  The nine year old has been losing her mind about the prospect of Teddy joining the family.  When she's not thinking or talking about Mario Kart then it's about him.

Fingers crossed the move is smooth and that when it happens it causes as little trauma as possible for the ball of sweetness

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Change is in the air!!

Nothing is ever for sure.

I trust few when it comes to the growth of our family.

There have been so many close calls in the last SIX years.  Situations that I thought were most definitely our dream come true.  The stars were aligned I thought.  Our wait was over!  Then something would happen.  A change of heart by the first family, us not being the chosen family or the most maddening, bureaucracy rearing its ever ugly head dashing all hopes.

This most current 'situation' of whom I speak is not adoption but as far as I am told long term nonetheless.  We are the chosen ones and we choose him right back.  Until his sweet head rests in his new crib in his new room I will not fully believe it will happen.  All things going well I think it will be under two weeks before the stork arrives with its two and a half year old bundle of sweetness.

We have met him and let me tell you....charming, delightful, precious only scratch the surface of describing him.

Fingers crossed!

Oh....and I might have another secret too.....

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It's much less fun to find a piece of salad in your bra than an onion ring

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

When mommy has a craving its a win win. The kids get the cookies I get the dough
I was having a pretty good day until people happened

Monday, May 9, 2016

OMG!  This is what my life has come to!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

whoever decided peanut butter and chocolate go should be president or at the very least be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, May 7, 2016

GALA NIGHT!!!

Due to aging, cramping aching feet would it be appropriate to wear knock off though very comfortable orange birkenstocks with my black gown? 

Rhetorical question. 

 know the answer is yes....
I have either developed a cold or allergies. I don't feel like I have a cold. 
Fingers crossed I have developed an allergy to a big someone....

Oh I kid.....

Maybe

As ever hopeful that I am to adopt again I am honing my lost knitting skills.  That might be overstating things.  I can knit but was never very talented at it.  Almost all of these finished items have mistakes in them but for the most part are not noticeable.



I'm making an assortment of colours for both boy and girl.

Here's hoping I will be needing the hats and booties but if not we are having a baby boom in the family and perhaps they will get used by somebody.

In the meantime it gives me something baby related to do with my time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Every week when I take the nine yr old to her swim lessons at the athletic centre I become encouraged. I see folks of all ages in the gym, on the track, on the stationary bikes, swimming lengths. I think to myself that I should be doing that! I could do it! It might even be fun! Then I walk by the Pepsi machine and remember who i am