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What's New and Not

Monday, April 13, 2015      4 comments

NEW: -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?

Sunday, March 29, 2015      5 comments

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?!

Friday, March 27, 2015      7 comments

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015      5 comments

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      4 comments

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

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      6 comments

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015      6 comments

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

Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

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

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      3 comments

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

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      4 comments

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

Friday, January 30, 2015      10 comments

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015      9 comments

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015      9 comments

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

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      3 comments

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      5 comments

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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