Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I Love Summer....

And all it's pedicury goodness.

This is my favorite time of year. It's funny because my mom hates the summer and loves the winter. I was thinking maybe it's because we were both born during our favorite seasons, and we probably associate good memories with that time of year. I always had birthday parties in the backyard with great summer food and home made birthday cakes. I have many pictures of "helping" my Dad wash the cars in the driveway wearing little halter tops my mom sewed herself. Then I realized, if we get our child in September, there's a good chance they were born during a summer month. That makes me so happy, because I can give our child some of those same great experiences. While I am really thankful to be able to adopt a newborn, I do have a slight pang of envy for those of you who get toddlers. The interaction with a toddler is so priceless, I don't know if I will be able to wait until those years. Of course I will, and I know I will enjoy all a baby has to offer as well, but I can't wait until the day the child can say "I love you" back!

So what is your favorite time of year and why? Does your choice relate to your childhood memories? If so, what are they?

Okay, time to go stretch out in the sun!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Good news & a Good Cause

First of all, please take a minute to go visit Jen and congratulate her on her new and very cute arrival from Korea! You've got to see those cheeks!!

Then go and see Amy & Aj, and their gorgeous new Indian jewel. Just precious!!

Second, our fellow blogger Michelle has taken up a very good cause, and as I feel very strongly about the issue too, I decided to post it here as well.

Michelle has noticed that many stores have baby registries that do not accomodate for the arrival of adopted children. Would it be so hard for stores to celebrate the adoption process and whole heartedly as they do biological births (especially considering we are far less annoying)?? Why couldn't it say "Date of Arrival" instead of Due Date? Why can't there be a place to enter the actual age of the child, since many of us adopt toddler age children? It seems such a small thing to do to please a large (and growing) number of people.

If you agree, please take a moment and send a note to one of the retailers below. Let us know if there are others that should be added.

Target: guest.relations@target.com

Babies R Us:
Go to the website https://www4.toysrus.com/guest/contUs.cfm; mark the comment/suggestion field and the BRU field then make your comments)

Buy Buy Baby: info@buybuybaby.com

Baby Depot:

Wally World:

Hope you all had a lovely Father's Day. We spent time with both of our Dad's yesterday. I couldn't help wondering if DH is a father and we don't know it yet...our child could conceivably be born by now. We didn't talk about it though...it seems we're on the same page as far as enjoying the last bits of freedom we know we have....

In other news, we got our fingerprinting appointment this weekend...we go on June 28th! I get the shakes just thinking about it. I know I have to start planning for this kid but if I think too much I start getting heart palpitations!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Rant, and more book talk

First, a little rant: Why is it that when someone has been out of touch for a while, the first thing they want to do when they finally call is go on for 20 minutes about all the excuses they have for not calling? Giving me a list of things more important than calling me does not make for good conversation. I'm a big girl, I know that the world doesn't revolve around me (shhh don't tell my husband) and you've got your own life, so let's not make a big deal of it, shall we? If you feel bad, say you're sorry and let's move on. Besides, your crappy life doesn't compare with my current circumstances, so let's just not go there okay?

Oh, and no, this does not refer to the "friend" I had an argument with. She apparently could care less about me so that friendship is officially dead. I removed her kids pictures from my fridge this week. I tried, people, I tried.


Not much else to report. Saw Walk the Line. Love that Joaquin, although I thought the movie was a little on the slow side. Ellen Degeneres and Martha Stewart are doing fine in case you wanted to know. My knitting is progressing nicely (almost done Kirsten!). If I only had the energy to give myself a pedicure I'd be all set.

I've tried to motivate myself to start thinking about buying things for a new baby, but I just can't seem to do it. I know some people without referrals have whole nurseries done and complete wardrobes already, but I am just not ready for that yet. I think I may start with books. I am an avid reader, and some of my best childhood memories are going to the library with my mom. Jen has provided alot of inspiration. Karen too, and she reminded me of one of my favorites, "The Monster at the End of this Book"...Remember that one with Grover? DON'T TURN THE PAGE!! I know I read a ton, but I can't remember too many specific books from back then. I should do some browsing to find some of my favorites. And ask my Mom which ones I asked to read over and over.

Woo Hoo, a little project for me...let me go get started!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

It's Alive!

I've made it through the worst of it my friends. I would like to wax poetic about my feelings of loss, my new perspective on life and what I've learned through it all...but frankly, I'm just slightly uncomfortable and mostly bored.

I'll write more when I'm inspired by something other than bad tv and an overdose of chocolate.