Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy Monday

(Yawn). Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there. Yes, I’m just sitting here zoning out into space. What? No. No news yet. Last night there were three (three!) messages on the phone, but alas, they were just various desperate politicians trying to make a last minute plea for my vote for tomorrow. It really is a game of pick the one who will do the least amount of damage and perhaps won’t be indicted for a crime. Rock the vote people.

Things are kind of boring around here. Work is getting interesting…there may be some changes soon that could be a good thing for we’ll see. A co-worker found out that she got her referral from China today! Woo Hoo for her. I’ve got to go get her a card as soon as I finish interviewing someone who, actually, should be here by now. One demerit – late for the interview. Doesn’t look good, pal. You’ll all be happy to know that The Fish is still alive and well, and still very pregnant. And still obnoxious. Aforementioned co-worker said that if she hears about her delivery date one more time she’s going to scream. Thank goodness I don’t have that much interaction with her. Although I saw her in a meeting recently and she looked like someone hit her one too many times with the ugly stick. Even my boss (a guy who never participates in catty crap) turns to me and says “So I guess she didn’t feel like washing her hair today?”. At first he thought she dyed it. Nope. Just greezy.

This weekend was mostly uneventful. I spent Saturday with my cousin K who is hanging in there after the death of her dad. Getting through the upcoming holidays is not going to be easy for them. It was a delight being with her two kids. M who is almost 5 is just the most hilarious thing you’ve ever seen. I taught him a few knock knock jokes and now that’s all he wants to do. The only ones I remember are the ones with the punchlines “Orange you glad I didn’t say banana” and “Olive you too”. If you’ve got any good ones let me know, I’ll be a hit next time I see him. N is 6 months old now and I was only a little freaked out holding her and wondering how soon I will be holding my own! Let’s hope it’s soon so they will be close in age.

Sunday we did some shopping, and I went to return something at a store that rhymes with Falbots and the very nasty clerk with a Napoleon complex said, “What’s the matter with it, it was too tight??” Umm..excuse me cranky pants, but why must you assume IT was too SMALL and I was too BIG?? I actually laughed out loud and looked at my husband who just shook his head. No actually, the jacket was too BIG thank you very much, and just for that I want you to call every store in the tri state area and find the right size for me (Insert sarcastically cheesy obnoxious grin here). Sheesh, what’s with people anyway? She’s not going to last through the holiday season! Speaking of which, not to freak you out but do you realize there are only 7 weekends before Christmas?! YIKES MAN!

Oh! Last week I did go to see Elton John. AWESOME concert. His voice is still so amazing. Okay so he couldn’t hit all the high notes anymore (the “zeen” part of “I read it in a magaz-een from Benny in the Jets is now sung way down low!) but he sang every great hit you could think of. My mom loved it. Of course, I had the obligatory obnoxious people sitting in front of me. You know, the kind that in the middle of a song (slow song, fast song, whatever) raise their beer up and yell ‘WOOOOOOOO!’ for no apparent reason. Over. And. Over. They apparently were there for the overpriced beer. They kept getting up and making these poor older people get up and let them out, then came back with more beer and reeking of cigarettes. Thank goodness they left early. It was almost as amusing as the concert itself!

I still have not done one bit of preparedness for a new baby. I am of the belief that the second I start, it will confirm that the referral will not come until next year. Yes I am aware how ridiculous that is. I am still holding out hope that it will come in the next 2 weeks. Probably not likely, but a girl can dream. On the Colombian Adoption message boards, someone got a referral to my orphanage on Friday, so it’s still possible. So since you crossing your fingers and toes probably won’t help (save it for those out there who really need the prayers) leave your favorite knock knock joke in the comments.

Oh, and you'll notice I've decided to take my name off of my blog. I'm getting more hits than I ever thought I would, and while that makes me very happy, it also makes me paranoid about who might find me!

Happy Monday.


-Jenny said...

late for an interview? Gawd, they are soo not hired.

GOod about work. I hope it is good good news!

Elton. well, I got nothing. Did he have sunglasses on?

2 weeks, I will cross stuff for ya no matter what!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,
I check you blog every day in order to find out if you finally got a referral. I hope for you that it still comes this year and we'll met in Bogota. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

wavybrains said...

I suck at knock knock jokes. I'm going to keep up my crossing and knocking on wood. NEXT YEAR? Bah! But, you know what you DO know? This time NEXT year, no matter what, you WILL be home and all will seem like a distant, bad memory.

Erin said...

I know that with Pisingos, they basically stop giving out referrals mid-November because of the Christmas shut-down. And trust me when I say you DO NOT want to be in Colombia over Christmas. Nothing is open and it's just a whole lotta hangin' around.

I don't know about FANA, though. Hmmm . . .

Stacey, Mike & Adrianna David said...

Whose there?
Don't cry.. It's just a knock-knock Joke..

Whose there?
I think we got an owl out here...

Whose there?
Bless you

That's all I've got.. I teach preschool, what can I say.

thinking good thoughts for you, we are leaving in 6 days!!

Avonlea said...

knock knock
who is there?
Banana who? (Repeat 10 times)

Knock knock, who is there?
Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

Okay, so perhaps it's the lamest knock knock joke on the planet, but it was my favorite as a kid and would make me giggle until it hurt.

I hope you'll be hearing giggles real soon.

del said...

The concert sounded like a hoot--I thought everyone went just for the beer. He he.

I'm shocked I can't think of any knock knock jokes right now (you already know the "orange" one, one of my faves) because that's all I hear!

I think that once you do get your referral, you'll probably amaze yourself with how quickly you can pull things together.

Elle said...

Yeah... I suck at knock-knocks. I'll have to ask Kicky when I see her at christmas.

Debbie said...

Sounds like a fun week. I like the new name.

And I can't think of a single Knock-Knock joke.

chou-chou said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for the 2-week plan... and I love the name. (i'm with you on this issue - best to keep it anonymous on the big ol' public internet)

I suck at knock-knock jokes, so I'll leave you the one my 5-year old nephew told me:

Who's there?
Loster who?
Lobster Lobster!!
(insert hysterical 5-year-old laughter here)

Clearly, he had not yet grasped the concept of the knock-knock joke yet. But I like in anyway.

Hang in there.

Miss Scarlett said...

Last year my brother and I went to see NIN and we had the exact same people right behind us!
What are the odds?
The drunk chick kept trying to hug me and offering me her beer. It was a little weird - then we overheard her say to her boyfriend "This concert is the best! Whhooohooo!! But it would have been better if Rage had opened." We just looked at each other and laughed.

I seem to forget Knock Knock jokes as soon as I've heard them - I think it is a self defense thing.

If I remember any I'll come back.

Anonymous said...

who gets more hits than you????

tell me where that Falbots is - and I will choke that beatch with her peter pan collar!

Lauri said...

Just popping in to see if there is any referral news..... have a great week

natasha said...

i know everyone says dumb things like this...but it will happen, and there is some reason bigger than all of us that it has taken this long. you are meant to be connected with someone specially made to be with you. so try to remember, it is not a matter of if but when.

Beagle said...

Your patience amazes me . . . the waiting is the aspect of adoption that I dread most. Paperwork I can do, money I can scrounge up, but waiting . . . I don't do waiting well. Not at all!

I will hope along with all the others that you get your wish soon.

Beagle said...

Almost forgot my joke!

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Little old lady.
Little old lady who?
Wow! I didn't know you could yodel.

Amy Lane said...

I did a blog w/knock-knock jokes w/my kids names a while back, but those won't work... but my best little kid joke ever (if you're up to juvenile corruption) is, what do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhinoscerous? 'Elefino!

Ahauna said...

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Dwayne who?
Dwayne the twub, I'm dwowning

jeneflower said...

Hey Starfish,

I understand the not wanting to get a jump on buying baby things because then the news will take even longer. I know it isn't true, but it is so hard to see rooms all made up with no child around or even in mind.

I hope you hear news soon!