Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Salsa lessons!

Well our computer broke down just after I did my last post which was 10 days ago. I am now at my neighbours house checking everyones blogs because I am unable to do that at work. I can't believe how awful it is to be without a computer. I'm on our computer for an hour a day at least and now I have all of this free time.

In my free time I have decided to take up Salsa dancing lessons. Last night was my first one and it went great. I have never done any kind of dancing lessons before but I've always wanted to. I was so nervous starting off, but once I got going I really enjoyed it. I am going to try to talk Brian into joining as well but I don't think he'll go along with it.

I am going to see Mamma Mia this weekend with a group of friends. I've heard great reviews about the movie and I can't wait to see it. I just love ABBA so I'm sure that I will really enjoy it. I haven't been to a movie in two years so this will definetely be a treat.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beautiful sunsets and weird dreams

I am finally home safe and sound after driving over 2000 kilometers! The last 300 kms of the journey was completed in terrential rains so it was slow going. Tonight I can't wait to sleep in my own bed again.

This picture was taken when I spent the night in Corner Brook last weekend. It was such a beautiful sunset and it has been raining here ever since!
I had the funniest dream last night. I dreamt that I was at the shopping mall and visited a store that had babies of all shapes and sizes hanging on the walls. On one wall were babies from various Asian countries and on another wall were babies from various Africian countries. All the babies were so beautiful and they were smiling and happy. I asked the man at the counter if you could just go and pick up a baby and bring it home. He said no sorry, it will take you 8 - 10 months before you can pick up your child. How weird is that! Dreams can be just crazy sometimes.

Friday, August 15, 2008

3 month anniversary!

I am writing this from a Hotel in Gander as I still haven't made it home after my exciting week at camp. It is pouring rain here today and I dread to start my 3 hour drive to the cabin where I am meeting the girls for our girl weekend. I must have gained at least five pounds while at camp. The food was awesome as usual and I ate so many cookies and squares. They even made cherry cake which is one of my favorites. We didn't get the kids in bed until 12 or 1 each night and then the staff would all stay up until 2 or 3 am. We'd be up again 7 or 7:30 am, so I'm pretty tired right now.

Today is the three month mark since we received ICAB approval. The time is just flying by so far. This part of the wait is definetely better than the wait to have our dossier sent off. You know there is nothing you can do to make the process go faster so you just have to sit back and wait. This week was actually a nice break because with so much on the go, there wasn't even time to think about the adoption. I have alot of catching up to do though. I just checked my e-mail and I have 250 e-mails to read! I'll save all that reading for when I finally get home. Hopefully Brian is making out okay home alone with Sid. I'm sure that Sid has him worn out by now because Sid is a pretty demanding dog who loves lots of attention. I can't wait to see them both!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Baby clothes and good food

After reading Emilie's blog, I was reminded of all the clothing I was given by a lady at work early last summer. She only gave me girls clothing because at the point we were still planning on adopting from China. There was a ton of beautiful clothes, all 12 -18 months in size. I'm pretty sure that I will receive a referral for a boy as I only have girls clothes and even if I was referred a girl, the clothing may be too small. It doesn't really matter either way as I have lots of friends having babies, who could avail of the clothing and if not there's goodwill. For now, it's all packed away in our closet. I am just so excited for when it's our turn to receive a referral because I can't wait to start shopping! Baby clothes is just so cute!

I'm just getting ready to leave the house to go on my big road trip for work. It involves a ton of driving and I'll be away for a week. I'm attending a camp for teenagers with physical disabilities. One of the Speech Pathologists from work is joining me on the car ride. We plan on stopping at lunch time for Mexican and then having Italian for supper, when we reach our final destination of Corner Brook. Sounds like a good day filled with good food!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Busy times

Well in the past few days I have driven 1000 kms and I'm finally back home. I went to work for a few days in Gander and Bishop's Falls which is a 4 - 4.5 hour drive from our home. This coming Saturday I have another big road trip for work which will entail driving roughly another 2500 kms. I am attending a teen independence camp with the teenagers at work. This is my 8th time going and I just love it. The camp is completely wheelchair accessible and they even have a pool with a lift there. The kids have such a great time and they just love hanging out with each other. There's a dance, a talent show and of course a bonfire. It's a great time for everyone.

On my way back from camp, I stop at another campground where I'm meeting up with all my running friends and we are tenting for a few nights. We do this every year and have a great time. We do some hiking, swimming and shop at the local craft stores. I'm really hoping that the weather here improves as over the past several days its been cold, rainy and windy. Brian and I did have a camping trip booked for this weekend but had to cancel due to the weather.

In September I will probably have to do another road trip for work and that will be roughly 1600 kms. My poor car will be run to the ground after all that driving. I'm getting tired just thinking about having to drive all that distance.

Nothing else is new on the adoption front. I'm still expecting to wait up to two years but hopefully not any longer than that. I would love to get a referral by early 2010 and have our child home by May 2010 but we'll just have to wait and see.