Monday, September 29, 2008

Another small batch

Boo-hoo for those of us still waiting. The batch looks to be small again, only getting to February 15th (which is what? 4 or 5 days?). I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I can't help it...it bums me out but at the same time I have to believe that China is going to surprise me soon in a positive way...I'm just thinking what goes down, must come up! So, I'm keeping my chin up and keeping up with my novenas...I'm seriously one candle and scarf away from being one of the little abuelitas who light the candles and pray to the santos.

On an interesting note, I actually have a date on Saturday. I know my best friend Sandra who reads my blog is jumping up and down with joy. I'm really not ready to be in any relationship but I figure a date could be fun...we're going to have bubble tea and play Wii at my house. Nothing major and in case you're wondering Sandra, I really haven't thought about what I'm wearing. You know, I like being the queen bee in my house and I'm not sure I want to give it up or share the power, especially the power of the remote control. I have yet to say anything to him about Grace...how bad would it be to show him the nursery and say guess what? Just kidding!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy #28th LID Anniversary?

I can't believe my dossier has been logged in for 28 months! Wow! Who would have thunk? So, in this waiting time I've been getting my fix of Project Runway and all of the other TV shows that I won't get to watch as much. Right now I am so addicted to Project Runway. I love Leighanne, Kato & Jerrell. I can't stand Kinley! She's way too full of herself. Her dresses are pretty but they all look the same. I also can't wait until Amazing Race on Sunday! Woo-hoo! I love it so much.

On a sadder note, Shannon is in the middle of a scare...she started having pain in the same breast that had the cancer. She knew something was wrong last time when she started having pain. She had a mammogram yesterday and they are supposed to call when they know something. I am keeping her in my prayers and I hope you will too. She is one of the coolest, nicest people that you will ever meet. Last year she lost her mother suddenly and battled cancer...I hope that this year it'll be better...let's hope that it's nothing.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's almost the end of September

Can you believe how time has flown by? It's almost the end of September. It seems that my days at work fly by so fast. I have never been as busy as I have been this year. I'm not sure what it is, but I like that my day goes by fast. I have been working with more teachers this year which is great. It took 7 years to get them to come to me for help.

The other middle school librarians were teasing me the other day in our meeting about how cute my hair was and they liked the way my toes were painted and they told me to enjoy it now because my cute hair, outfits and toes are going to go bye-bye when my daughter gets home. I'll have food stains and food and slobber in my hair. You know what? I am actually looking forward to looking like that. I can't wait until I get to see my little one's face. It is still the question for people I haven't seen in a while. They wince when I tell them, well, at least they are in my year but it has been taking several months to do one month, but it could change or speed up. I think I have waited so long that I'm so used to the questions. They don't bother me anymore. I just told them to be prepared for the big ol scream they'll be hearing that will eminate throughout our city when I get the referral.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weird Dreams

Okay, so this post is going to sound a bit weird, but I told myself I had to write this down somewhere because when the time comes, I want to see if I was right. So, here goes...bear with me as I tread in the bizarre waters. I don't know if you have ever had the experience when you're asleep but you're sort of not, like in a twilightish state and you feel like, I don't know, I would imagine it's like when they use those shocker paddles on people to get their heart started. My whole body was like this "slam" feeling and in my ear as I was recovering from that slamming sensation, I heard a baby crying, like the first cry from a newborn. I opened my eyes, wondering where it was coming from. My room was dark and the clock said I think 4 or 5 a.m. I even got out of bed looking to see if maybe someone was out front with a baby (and of course there wasn't...why would someone have a newborn baby in front of my house that early in the morning). I thought it was strange, but it got me thinking, maybe it was a sign from above that my daughter Grace is born somewhere in China. I know, I know, it's strange, but wouldn't it be interesting if my daughter has a September birthdate???

Friday, September 12, 2008

Guess what I saw today?

I was on my front porch, opening my front door when I looked up at the porch light and guess what I saw around it? Two, that's right, two, ladybugs. Hope it's a good sign.

I am hoping that Ike will not do too much damage. The swells over the Galveston sea wall were scary. I remember hanging out there when I was visiting my friend Matt at A&M in Galveston. I'm glad my aunt sold her beach house there. I will just have to say a little prayer for the people there and I hope we get just a bit of rain here. My yard is starting to get some brown patches.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Wimberly Days and Jack Levitt

Today I spent the day with my best friend, her hubby and her beautiful daughter at Wimberly Days. It was so fun just ambling about checking things out. I bought several crosses that said, hope, love, joy, and faith as well as some cute sandals. Then we went to eat at Inos for lunch which was very good. I made the mistake of laughing at Holly when Sandra said, "Show me your nose" to which Holly did by sticking her fingers in her nostrils. I was laughing so hard that she kept doing it over and over again. I really tried hard not to, but it was funny. I hope she doesn't keep doing that over and over. I'm super dooper sorry if she does. She likes it when I laugh. I think it's because I can be hyena like.

I also just got back from going out with some friends from work (decided I should do this more before Grace comes home). Our friend, Bob, has a band called Jack Levitt (check out their website and hear their music, http://www.jacklevitt.com/ )and we went to see him play at the Broadway 5050. I had a good time except for all of the smoke. I won't be surprised if I wake up later today coughing up a lung. It was bad. One of my friend's friend liked this guy who was sitting across from us. Bob told us that he was a jerk and he did look like one. My friend's friend was like sort of obsessing about him so I told her, look, why not go over there and talk to him and she responded that she couldn't. So, I go all middle school and ask her if she wants me to talk to him, which she says yes. I go over to the guy and I introduce myself to his friends and then to him and I say, "My friend at the table wants to know how old you are" to which he says, well how old is she? I replied, "She's around my age." and then he says, "Well, how old is that?" I tell him, "How old do you think I am?", which I know can be a touchy question, but it was kind of a test. He pretty much nails it on the head, with, "35" and I say, "Close enough." He tells me his age is first 24 then 27 and then I ask his name. He doesn't give it to me right away. His friend tells him, "Billy, give her your name." And he says, "Uhhhhh, I'm thinking of a sexy name, uhhhhhhh, uhhhh, Todd." I said, "Dude, a guy who can't give his own name is so not sexy." Then I leave and go back to my table to tell my friend's friend what he said. We all agreed he was a total jerk and that Bob was right. I think that made her get over him. Anyways, as we were getting readyt to leave, my friend's friend goes to the bathroom and who comes over and sits in her chair right next to me? Yeah, you guessed it, our friend Mr. Sexy Todd! I looked at him and he looked at me and I said, "What? My interested friend is in the bathroom" and he said what back. Then he asked if we were leaving? We only had our purses out! I told him that we were and when you get older you go home earlier! He stomps away and I look at him puzzled. What was the deal??? Yeah, didn't get it at all. I'm just glad I'm home now, showered and smoke free. I can feel the effects from the smoke in my chest. I hope I don't end up getting sick and having to go to the doctor. Yuck!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I just love Stork Landings...Seriously

I love stork landings. They make me so happy that parents are getting to see their child's face for the first time. I think it brings home the fact that it will one day be my turn. Shannon who has never ever made predictions thinks it's going to be in the Spring of 09. I would be happy with early summer...actually, I would be happy with any day as long as I get my child! The sooner the better! Okay, 9 more days down! Yippee!

I had my author visit by Jennifer Anne Kogler. She rocks! I'll have to add the picture that she, Shannon and I took today. I felt so bad for her because our school's AC broke and it was VERY hot, like today it's 99. I'm glad she came in the morning and it wasn't as hot. If you like young adult books or you have reader kids, her book Otherworldlies is a fantastic fantasy. It's a perfect middle school book (meaning no real violence, somebody gets frozen and no sex or cursing). It's like a combo of Percy Jackson, Lemony Snicket with a small splash of Harry Potter thrown in. It's a vampire book with a different kind of bite (not typical or anything similar to Twilight series). I didn't like the first chapter because too much info was given (and my reader's A.D.D. can kick in) but it picked up and I finished it in less than a day (I didn't want to put it down and it's not a hard read).