Sunday, March 25, 2007

A little red heart



I was cleaning my kitchen counter and lo and behold I came upon the little red heart. I don't think I have ever told this story. But, for some reason I feel compelled to share it. If you believe in signs, then you will probably enjoy it. If not, well, I'd skip this and skip a paragraph or so.


I think I've made it clear that I have been in a serious funk about the lengthening wait times. Those who are waiting get it. Everybody is asking. You keep giving them timeframes, and then it changes, and yadda, yadda, yadda. It gets tough telling people the same thing over again. The bottom line is that I don't know when. Then you get the "Wow! It seems like it's taking forever. And then you have the know it alls who talk about how many girls are there and we shouldn't have to wait or the why don't you just have a child naturally. What is worse is the speculation on various rumor websites. I was addicted and reading the postings of doom and gloom made it worse for me. Even hearing other families who have the same month LID making predictions that it won't be until 2008 made it even worse for me because I felt that hearing others in my predicament were giving "the word" that it would indeed be a long wait. Anyways, the first weekend in March was the annual Junior League Rummage sale. I love to go because they normally have some pretty cool stuff and great prices. I found a rolling laptop case by American Tourister in mint condition for $3.00. I thought it would be perfect for the trip to China. I opened up all the pockets and stuck my hands it to kind of "see" if my laptop would fit. When I went to pay, the lady really checked the pockets and compartments to make sure there wasn't anything left by the previous owner. There was NOTHING! I watched her and I had already looked, I promise it was thoroughly checked. Several days later, I decided to actually put my laptop in the case to see if it would work. I had been feeling especially blah. I think I was reading that China was going to match a lower number of referrals. Anyways, it fit. I stuck my hand into the bag to get it out when I felt something smooth and cool against my hand. What was it? I grasped a hold of it and pulled it out. It was a small, red glass heart. That was weird. I KNOW it hadn't been there before. Was it a sign from my daughter, my spiritual guide, my guardian angel that Grace is coming and it will be here sooner than I can imagine? I think so. I think I needed a sign that good things are coming down the shoot. I will be getting my daughter this year. There will be a speedup. I'm saying it again all loud to all those naysayers. May DTC 2006 in 2007. If you choose to believe that it won't happen until 2008, that's your choice. But I choose to believe in my heart that it will be in 2007. Just don't rain on my parade and I won't rain on yours.


Okay, so I saw a ladybug today when I was weedwacking my backyard. The more I see them, the happier I become. I've decided to also buy a lawn mower and mow my own lawn. Yep, not one of my favorite things to do but it will save me money in the end and get some exercise. I'm a little allergic to the grass so I'll wear the mask and goggles and gloves. I found a couple that I liked at Lowe's but I'm also going to check the Bxtra. I also want to plant a couple of trees and get my flower beds and fountain working again. I know, I'm nesting or becoming a little more domestic. My shop teacher is going to build me a covered deck in a month or so. It'll be nice to sit outside in the shade and drink rasberry tea. Maybe I can have him put a swing up or a glider...hmmmmm.


Saturday was my best friend's baby shower. She is having a girl named Holly and I know that our girls will be best friends. Holly got this cute tutu and I want one for Grace too. I have already claimed it as a hand me down. Helping host this shower made me start thinking about Grace's and baby registries. I'm perplexed on having one right after referral or a little while after we get home. I don't know. I guess I'll have to think about that.


Finally, I need to give a big shout out to my awesome waiting buddy Diane who sent me the coolest gift. I got a onesie that says "Cute Chick" (I love it and I want one for me, not the onesie part...and those who know my nickname of library chick will get it). I loved the bib and the stuffed chick. My little chick is going to be stylin and profiling.


So, I've been very long-winded in this post. So sorry to those still reading. I'm also attaching pictures of the glass heart and of the cool gifts. Until next time.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Bunco Madness

You would think a Monday would be a pretty lame day to do anything. First of all, we just got back from Spring Break. It was a little slow, but once I got going, I was fine as frogs hair as my daddy would say. I got everything ready for my Cool Guys Read Book Club which will happen tomorrow morning. In my moment of craziness, I asked our Superintendent to join. I honestly didn't think he'd say yes, but he sure did. So did a columnist for our local newspaper. I hope that all 11 of my boys show and most of the male faculty who have joined. There should be about 18 on my first guys only book club. We even got cool shirts, which I'll have to post later. Anyways, I'm a bit nervous, but I have faith in my boys. It was a great book that we read and I know we'll have a lot to talk about.

So, I topped the evening off by playing BUNCO at my friend D's mother's house. I had so much fun and even won the prize for most losses. Yee-haw. I was totally embracing my losses. You know, when I was shooting Craps in Vegas, I think I might have been trying to play BUNCO and vice versa tonight.

I picked the paint colors for my daughter's room. It's going to be purple and green. I'm waiting to get the paint when I have a 3 day weekend to paint. The more I prep and get ready, the more room I make for her and I bring the positive energy. Again, I want to reiterate that I will be getting my daughter this year as will my other fellow May DTC 2006ers. There will be a speedup. It's going to come when we least expect it.

I'm telling you, this positive thinking business makes life so much easier to handle and things happen more readily. So, on that note, my Cool Guys Read book club is going to rock and we're going to have a great time. Luck, smuck, right?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Vegas

It has been forever since I have blogged. I think I got stuck in a rut. After watching The Secret and going on a minibreak to Vegas with my friend D., I am much refreshed and more positive. I have vowed to stay away from RQ because there is so much negative energy that I don't want near me. I truly believe that I will be getting Grace this year. I had a dream last night that they did this huge batch and caught up keeping it to just a little over a year wait.

So, VEGAS rocked. I can actually say it was a vacation. We didn't stress, were positive and everything worked out. The weather was GORGEOUS and the food pretty good. We got to see Carrot Top and were in the 4th row center. He cracks me up. He's also VERY cute. The boy works out and it shows. Made me think about becoming a vegetarian (Carrot Top, get it???).

I didn't win money but I didn't lose everything. I loved playing craps. That was fun when I almost took out the other side of the table with my wild roll. We also enjoyed the people watching. There are some very interesting people who go to Vegas. There are also some weird exhibits too. Like this one about the human body. They had actual human bodies preserved in various stages of dissection. GROSS!

I missed my dog. I think she missed me too. She seems a little bummed right now. I'm not sure if it's because I left her or what. We'll go for a walk later, if it doesn't rain again.

So, I'm back, happy and positive. I'm getting my daughter this year and I don't care what stats say or what people are saying about the #s and waiting. We May DTC 2006 people will be getting our children from China THIS year.