Thursday, October 18, 2007

This, that, the other, oh, and that too...

I heard from the jeweller about the charm that I gave back to them and they're going to be replacing it in the next few days, no questions asked. Which is really good of them, considering that it most likely got scratched during the packing, moving and unpacking...

We're getting out kitchen table at some point today. I was told originally it would be between 9:00 and 5:00, but I got a call this morning saying it would be between 1:00 and 4:00. So it *SHOULD* be here any time now...

I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but when we had our shutters installed in our kitchen, neither the salesman nor the installer took the wooden valance into account, so they had to re-do the second set of shutters. I hadn't heard anything for the past week or two from Sears, so I called the salesman yesterday. He called me this morning to say that the shutter would be ready next week. WOO!

It seems that everyones in the adoption community is down lately. It seems that not many people are posting nearly as much as they used to (count me in there as well). It's pretty tough to always put on a smiley face when there's absolutely no news. There's so little news out there that our agency is starting to suggest that we read the rumour site. How sad is that?!

For quite a while now, this blog which was originally intended to be a record for our child of our adoption journey, has been more about our daily (boring) lives than anything even really resembling it's original intention.

That sucks.

The only thing that's getting me through the long wait is the incredible friendships we've made through the process.

Whenever I bring up the topic of the adoption to my family, I can't even say when we're going to get a referral, or even take a guess. All I seem to keep saying is 'at least another two years'. It seems that I've been saying 'another two years' for quite a while now, and we're only logged in a little over 13 months.

What do you all think, are we even a third of the way through the wait?! I think it would be 'easier' if I knew that definitively...but of course nobody knows the answer to that question. *sigh*

8 comments:

Headmeister said...

All I can say is be thankful that you have this big move to keep your mind occupied. I've got nothing going on and have chewed my nails down to the first knuckle already. I'm working on making it to the second but I'm thinking a hospital visit might be in order if that happened...lol...

OziMum said...

I'm not gonna say what I think re: the referral situation... you don't wanna know!!!

I know what you mean about "the blog being a daily journal, rather than an adoption journey"... but I guess, this IS our adoption journey? Life as we wait?

Great news on your charm! Sometimes you can get lucky?!!

Doris & Dan said...

You are rocking the getting stuff done 'tude! Good stuff.

I have ajournal that I write in and for a while I have nothing new to say. The blog has the bits that happen in life but the deep inside stuff is for the journal. It was the same thing over and over.

I second that friendship emotion.

Keep smilin!

Beth said...

I am so with you on the "I just wish I knew when" vibe.
I remember when the wait started to stretch I said to friends "I just wish I knew what month, I would be okay knowing what month".

A few months later it was "I just wish I knew what season, I could handle this so much better if I knew what season".

Now it is "I just wish I knew if it was going to be 2008, 2009 or 2010"

Hugs

Kathy and Joel said...

I'm with ozimum...you don't know what I predict about the China program. Sigh...
Keep busy and keep sane in whatever way you can.

Mark & Michelle said...

Waiting sucks...

MotherMotherOcean said...

Doesn't all of this just make you tired?

secret agent said...

my aunt emailed with the news that it is only ONLY 12k to hire a surrogate in India.
I am going to flip out if one more person tells me how to get a kid.....
I respond with..... got no egg... and she's completely confused.

I refuse to discuss or explain any thing about my adoption with my family
they can read the damn blog
yet they don't.... and want explanations......and I just say I refuse to answer when it's all in black and white for you.

sorry for the rambling