What's New and Not
-I have been hoarse for almost a month. At first it was like a really minor cold, then just a hoarse voice, then a full-blown cold and now it is nothing more than a hoarse voice and at it's most minimal state so far.
-I have this weird... Read more
Can I Forgive Myself for the Past?
Can I forgive myself for the past? How will it affect my successful journey to better health?
Oh man, as I blog this for a BL challenge, I really have to reflect on where I've been and where I'm going.
In 2009, I reached my goal weight an... Read more
Can Someone Please Come and Clean My House?!
Things have continued to keep me hopping here in the land of 6 kids. Laundry is a DAILY must-do, the grocery budget has grown tremendously as I still try to master making the appropriate size meals for our larger brood, and we're officially in ... Read more
Quick Praise/Share/Vent Session
Yesterday was eventful.
I teleconferenced in to the placement hearing for my 2 youngest foster kids. None of us knew why the judge called a court hearing rather than accepting the paperwork "as is," so I was unsure what to expect. Appar... Read more
Spring 2015 Challenge Goals
My top 3 goals for the Spring challenge are:
1. Exercise a minimum of 100 min/wk
This one seems pretty wimpy at first glance, I know. The thing is, I need to not feel discouraged if I'm only getting 20 minutes every weekday. 20 min... Read more
More Kids…Less Work
Don't be deceived - I'm DEFINITELY not saying having more kids is less work…read on to find out what I REALLY mean.
So, we've had our foster son for about 2 1/2 weeks now and he has settled in beautifully. He gets along well with my birth ... Read more
Valentine Get-A-Way/Business Trip
DH has a work conference out of town and I came with him, leaving our kids in the care of my wonderful MIL for a few days. We are calling this our Valentine get-a-way. Since we are bringing home our foster son Friday, we'll have less opportuni... Read more
Successful Weekend Visit
Okay, so having an energetic 7 year old boy in the house is exhausting! LOL The visit with D this weekend went fantastically well. He liked to help with everything…chores, supper, laundry, anything. I'd no more say, "Who can help me with…?" ... Read more
Upcoming Weekend Visit
So, here is the update I've been meaning to write since the weekend.
We went down for the world's most awkward meeting and it all actually went rather smoothly. D was pretty closed off during the meeting since he was obviously overwhelme... Read more
So Easily Distracted
Oh man, I have gotten very little "work" done today for my part-time customer service work-at-home job because I have so much I want to get done, I can't sit down and plug away at the tedious work. Read more
Putting Forth Effort
Some musings from recent events…
As we prepare for D to come here, it strikes the amount of effort we must expend to transition him here -- Paperwork, Requesting school records, locating and scheduling appropriate services for him, organizi... Read more
Met D Today
So we found out Thursday (as my previous blog mentioned) that the judge--after much deliberation--granted the change of placement for D (our soon-to-be foster son) to come live with us!
That meant we made plans to go down this weekend and m... Read more
We Find Out Thursday
We got an e-mail a couple days ago letting us know the Change of Placement hearing for the oldest little boy (of the sibling group of 3) we want to foster/adopt is this coming Thursday, the 22nd. That's when the judge decides if she'll let him ... Read more
Changes Here and There
It occurs to me that lately my blogs have included little information on my health and lots of information on other aspects of life. Not a bad thing, but I am trying to have some balance here.
I resolved this year NOT to burden myself with... Read more
An Important Phone Call
On Monday, while in the IKEA parking lot, ready to go into the store for the first time, my cell phone rang. It was our adoption worker, so we all hung out in the car for a few minutes so I could take the call in relative quiet. She proceeded ... Read more
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