Monday, June 29, 2009
My husbands directorial debut with OHMPAA (Oxford Hills Music and Preforming Arts Association), in Never Too Late, also has wrapped up. The last show and cast party was Sunday. He had a terrific run, all shows were nearly full, or full. It was a great comedy, with some great first time talent and a few veterans. My daughter, Alyssa, had one of the leads. She continually blew my mind. The girls got mad skill! Look out Broadway!! Even still...I am glad to have my family back. It takes a lot of time from them, and a lot "alone" time for me. I miss dinners at the table ( I hate eating alone), and sitting on the couch with my man and a movie. Time with my favorite adult.
We are still waiting on carrot tops information packet to arrive. I have never done this before, BUT his social worker has told me now that it has been narrowed down to two, it goes something like this....
*We receive information to review.
*After reading, discussing, and thinking on it...We make a decision to continue or not.
* They then have 48 hours (or so) to make a choice between families.
*We then meet with his social worker to discuss transitioning.
Now, it was said that we should know in 7 days if were are the matched family. You and I know that means at least 2 weeks. I have watched his video and stared at his picture a million times. I am cautiously optimistic. Hopeful. This is as far as we have EVER gotten. Is it in the cards for us? We'll soon see.
Chicken are growing. Dumb creatures, and messy as hell. Cluck and peck. That's it.
We have had only 3 days of sun in nearly two weeks. I fear my veggie garden is rotting. Molding where they sit! All that time and effort. *SIGH*
I guess that's it. You are officially in the loop!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
AND THEN IT HAPPENED!
I got a call from a friend and former co-worker of Andy-the-Great. She invited me TO A MOVIE!
A chick flick. Like real adult women may do. We are even gonna visit our local Dollar Tree store. For candy to smuggle in (I know this is bad, but times are tough everywhere).
When we come out of the theatre...It may even have stopped raining.
Now that's a good day!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We have played board games, made play-dough, done word searches & mazes. Colored more pictures than I care to count. This morning, we are having donuts and a movie.
It is starting to get to us all. Tired of being cooped up inside. We want to play under the sprinkler. Walk to the park. Paint with spray bottles.
Thankfully my back is better. Or it would REALLY be bad!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
My baby boy is staggering around. Like a drunken sailor. My wonderful husband, posted the video..THE FIRST VIDEO...on his blog. I know that you all want to see it. Go ahead. Go see my baby walking to his Daddy (pay no attention to the lady in sweat pants with the crazy hair).
Come back and tell me how cute he is!!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
No more teachers..
No more books..
Yes, today is the last day of school for our community. My life is going to officially suck!
I will have 12 cherubs here at Tee's House childcare. On top of my own spawn.
Our library program starts next week, and field trips the first of July. I am on vacation the second week of July!! WOOT!
Don't get me wrong...I have activities planned. Trips in the works.
But life is about to get a whole lot CRAZIER!!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
We got the call from carrot top's social worker....we have AGAIN made it down to the final two.
If you remember, we were there once. They posted his profile on A Family For Me, and spotlighted him on Thursday's Child (you can see that on WABI 5 Bangor). Well, literally hundreds of home studies poured in after that feature. I was told that we would be put "back in the pile" to be weeded through. 5-10 would be chosen from the vat. 2 would be selected from that bunch. A more detailed portfolio would be sent to the two possible matches. The social worker and her supervisor would then select the best fit. If they declined, the second family would then be chosen.
Hooray! We have again made it to the finals!
I watched his video profile on Saturday. I cried. Butterflies were in my belly. A lump in my throat. Could he be destined for us.
I am trying to be calm, and expect the worse. All the while hoping for the best.
A red-headed Turner.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I am told that we could get a call anytime. Today, tomorrow, three weeks. Who knows.
We have a room ready.
Waiting patiently...well, not really!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Griffin's first birthday is creeping up on me. 3 weeks left. It is an exciting time. So much happening, developmentally, so fast.
Cutting 3 teeth (AT ONCE)
Talking (kitty, ball, stuck, Dora, hi)
He eats all solid foods. Anything we eat
Plays pat-a-cake & peek a boo
Dances like a mad man. Sings up a storm (even uses a microphone)
I can't believe how fast time flies. How fast they grow and change. What a blessing each minute is with them. HOWEVER,you may want to remind me of this the next time he wants to play at 3:28 a.m!
Monday, June 8, 2009
I went on a field trip today, with my son's 5th grade class.
We spent the day in our state's capital. It was so much fun. I have been there before, but never with Ty. I must say I was geared up for a day full of history and many yawns.
I spent the day with my 11 year old son, who was stuck to my hip like glue (smile). He ate lunch with me and put his arm around my waist when hearing a tour guide ramble on about bone needle embroidery (I guess he will never work in textiles).
I even learned a few things. For example...
There were 1200 females working in shoe shops in the 1950's. The tourmaline is the Maine state gem stone.Portland was the original capital of Maine. You can eat cattails and frog grapes. AND TY HAS A GIRLFRIEND. Her name is Mikayla, and she is sweet and pretty. He sat with me at lunch, however (smile).
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
22 social workers received our family spec's. Complete with photos of each, our house, and pets. Very informative, I must say. All in one easy-to-read page. Not an overload of info. Would take all of 5 minutes to read.
How many responses have I/we received?
ONE!!! ONE effing responses that said this...
"Wrong, Kathy Smith".
I am mad. Mad and extremely disappointed.
Maybe it's early yet.
Maybe there is a state wide, mandatory training for all adoptive case workers. One that takes them out of the office for the week, and doesn't allow email correspondence. Or maybe they are drivin crazy by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe I need to find something else to do.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I also contacted our adoption case worker. Told her what I was doing, and asked for her suggestions. She quickly responded..."There is no mystery to this" and "Your floating around somewhere".
There is some parent advocacy, if I ever saw some. Thanks for your help!
I am anxious to see the response, if any.
Andy and I have decided AGAINST the Meet & Greet scheduled on Saturday. It is not our favorite activity. Wrestling with other potential families for a few minutes with child.
We will keep on the way we have been. Doing what we can to get our name out there. Without compromising what we deem important.
I guess that is the best anyone can do!