Sunday, August 5, 2007

August Priorities

  1. Maintain my household single-handedly - JB will be away most of the month which means my house truly suffers due to the loss of the main kitchen-cleaning, laundry-doing party. When he went to Afghanistan for a year I had to breakdown and hire a housekeeper once a week to maintain my sanity. My life is tremendously more complicated with out my I'll just have to suck it up. In addition to being gone this month, he'll have guard duty every weekend next month. It does complicate things, but it is a small price to pay compared to a year in Iraq which we appear to be missing (she says with fingers crossed.)

  2. Enjoy all the one-on-one time with my little man. School starts on the 16th. It is sure to be a stressful time for him since he has a great dislike for school...structure, homework, rules.

  3. Eat better and exercise - I am trying to limit my fat intake and exercise for 30 minutes a day. I really need to lost 30 (OK..50, but I'll take 30) pounds before I make this trip across the globe and my old bones and muscles need some stretching and attention.

  4. Finalize my plans for this baby girl's room. (Hidden message to hopeful reader...I'm ready for "that" color green.)

Lots to do and nothing very exciting. All the while accepting the fact that there won't be any adoption news for me during the month of August. There has been a lot of activity recently, lots of referrals, and I am thinking we are headed for a little dry spell. We may hang out at #3 for a while. I guess that's OK though...I have a new list to occupy me.


Jessica said...

Hang in there! I do not know which was worse #3 or #1. Hopefully you won't hang out in the top 3 for 6 months like I did.

Julie said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed on no trips back to Iraq.

Chris was in the national guard when we first got married and I will be honest I am glad he is done. If he would have stayed in there would have been tours to Iraq & Afghanistan. We live near a large military base so I completely understand.

We'll help keep you sane over the next month!!!

Heather said...

I am hoping for more referrals too. It does seem to come in waves, but with referrals coming from 4 orphanages now, surely you won't hang out at #3 for too long! Hope school goes boys start back the 27th; 1st grade!
Waiting list...# 8 ... Girl

Paul & Erin said...

Hmm - I vote for crossing the first thing off your list and hiring another housekeeper. :)

Wow #3 seems so close to the top! How exciting!!

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program