Thursday, July 31, 2008
Next Wednesday, August 6th, will be the three year anniversary of starting the adoption process. The first two years, eleven months and three weeks of the wait were frustrating and difficult, but manageable. This last week has been agony. The uncertainty is driving me nuts. I can think of little else. Last night I dreamed a friend got referred a two month old and we got a four year old. My thoughts are following me into my dreams. There's no escape from High Anxiety. Agghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
Don't get me wrong; I'm thrilled to be anxious about being this close to referrals. It's a nice issue to have. But I'm really whacked out and wired all the time. It's like I have Red Bull running through my veins instead of red blood.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This is not a post about James Bond's martini (I know, groan). The earthquake today really shook me up. Literally. My office is on the 12th floor and it's on rollers, so after the actual earthquake stopped, the building continued to sway. Yikes.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Imagine this: You're a coffee farmer and a musician from Uganda and you're in New York for the first time. It's September 11, 2001. Just as you are about to step inside the World Trade Center, the first plane slams into the building. What do you do next?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This is our latest purchase, an Ergo baby carrier. I've heard great things about it, and it's good for babies and toddlers alike. We got the black one with green lining, so David aka Daddy can wear it, too. He's not going to wear the flowery baby sling I also got :).
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Are we next?
Will the CCAA only refer the (small) two days ahead of us and leave us hanging another month?
If we get our referral in August, will the October trade fair in Guangzhou affect us?
If we get our referral in August, will the basic closure of the country the first week of October affect us?
Will we have to wait a whole other month to travel?
If we don't get our referral in August, will the CCAA do referrals during the Olympics?
Will they skip September (which would mean two more months of waiting)?
Can this get any more frustrating? (wait, strike that; best not to tempt fate)
Can this get any more exciting?
Will we really see Kavanna's face the first week of August?
When will we get to hold her in our arms at last?
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
If the CCAA only does about 80 Rumor Queen families/month (less than current average despite this month's abysmal number):
August: through 2/06
December: through Feb, into the beginning of March
If the CCAA does about 100 RQ families/month: (which is more the norm)
August: through 2/08
November: March 2 or 3
Anybody with me?
Saturday, July 05, 2008
What does a $300 (yes, three hundred dollars) diaper pail look like? Like this.
Friday, July 04, 2008
The cut-off this month officially blows. It's abysmal, it's depressing, and it's upsetting. But you know what? We're lucky enough to know our referral is a month or two away (or even three, depending on how much credence one gives pessimists who believe there will be zero referrals in September due to the Olympics). We're talking months to wait, not years. Am I disappointed in the last referral bunch? Hell, yeah. But we're also fortunate that we won't be waiting too much longer. So I'm over it.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
In the play, the characters wait (and wait... and wait...) for Godot, who never arrives. Let me tell you, I can totally relate.