Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy New Year!

Today marks the start of the new Chinese Lunar Year. Year of the dog and possibly the year of Abby's birth? Click on the title of todays entry for a special message.

Friday, January 27, 2006


I bought a pack of diapers tonight for Abby. The FIRST ones that I have ever purchased for her. By reading other families blogs I noted that size 2 or 3 seems to be the average size the babies are wearing at the time of adoption. I wanted to see how small the diaper actually is. My message boards are full of people talking about how they are buying their diapers now while they wait for their babies referrals. I'm not sure what I am going to do. It does sound like a good idea to stock up now but on the otherhand What if I am referred a older baby and the diapers that I had prepurchased don't fit her. I don't think I would be able to exchange them. Maybe I will just start up a diaper piggybank now instead ........

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

My weekend project

I made these for Abby's room this past weekend. Maybe if I keep making her things that will satisfy my urge to get something new for her and curb my spending......

Friday, January 20, 2006

Meg Ryan Adopting A Baby From China?

Saw this on my MSN Adopt message board. I think it's neat! Click on the title above if you want to read the article.

Abby's new baby

I had a doll like this when I was little. I believe I had received her for my birthday. Anyway my mom saved her and recently she sent her away to a doll hospital for a makeover. Then they lost her. Long story short, Mom found her exact twin on Ebay and surprised me with her over the holidays. She says, "waaaa"when you flip her over just like the older dolls did. I thought maybe her previous owner had given her a haircut but mom swears this was how she looked then. Looks like it was mullet season when she was made. We are looking for a picture of me with her. When I find it I will post it. She is wearing a 3 to 6 month outfit so If I want I can even model some of Abby's outfits on her. THANKS MOM!!LOVE YA ;D

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I have been tagged.

I was tagged several days ago but this is the first chance I have had to answer. It has made the rounds so I don't think there is anyone else left to tag.

What were you doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago, I had recently graduated nursing school was working nights in the ICU and spending way to much money with my new post graduation credit cards.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
One year ago, I was actively researching the international adoption process and looking for agencies that would place me on their waiting list. Also still working in the ICU but on Day shift (Thank God!).

Five snacks I enjoy: Popcorn, Chocolate, sunflower seeds, Chips and did I say chocolate?

Five songs to which I know all the lyrics: Piano man, Swept Away, Over The Rainbow, Star Spangled Banner and I Will Survive.

Five things I would do if I was a millionaire: Pay off all my debts, Help my family, Buy a new home, buy a new car and swich to laborpool status at work.

Five bad habits: Staying up to late reading my blogs and message boards when I have to work the next day, Holding in my feelings, I can't say No to sweets, I worry too much and waste too much money on magazines each week.

Five things I Like Doing: Reading blogs, Reading, Hanging out with my nieces and nephews, Doing crafts and watching Lost.

Five Things I would never wear, buy, or get new again:
1) Blue nail polish
2) Plaid skirts

3) Stiletto heels
4) Scrunchies
5) Candies

Five Favorite toys:
1) Laptop
2) Camera & docking station
3) Cell phone
4) Ebay
5) Furreal Panda Bear that I just bought Abby

Saturday, January 14, 2006


I have been wondering where winter has been. We have had a fairly mild one thus far. Yesterday it was 65 and my windows were open with the heat off. Fast foreword one day after a night of wicked thunderstorms.... Its 34, blowing like crazy and snowing! Okay they are just flurries and you have to look real close at my picture to see the snowflakes but still. Winter is really my favorite time of year and I am always up for a good snowstorm. Don't think I will be getting that tonight but I am still hoping for at least one good one before winters end.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Today I started to work in Abby's nursery. I took apart the bed and packed up all the stuff that was in there that needs to go. Below is what I will call my before
photo. As you can see I have a lot of work to do.

I also organized Abby's closet. It really looks a lot better. I don't have a dresser yet so there is still a lot to be put away. For now it's all crammed in her closet (and mine).

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Thanks for everyone's suggestions on how to make my blog look better. I am going to be messing around with it , my links, past posts, smilies ect to see if I can get my blog to line up properly. Basically I am apologizing now for anything that may be missing or look funny after my attempts. Any other suggestions are still welcome. I still don't understand why my blog has continues to line up appropriately on my computer all along but not on other computers??? This blogging process is still a mystery to me and my blog continues to be a work in progress. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Hello, A quick question for all of you experienced bloggers out there. Today I noticed that when I look at my blog at work my links, archives, favorite blogs ect... are not showing up on the right up top. I have to scroll down to the end before I find them down on the bottom at the right. Now when I look at my blog at home they are right up top on the right where they should be. My question is this. Where are they showing up for you when you read my blog? Please leave a comment to let me know where you are seeing them and if they are not showing up top for you why are they only showing up top for me on my home computer? Anyone know? Finally anyone know how to fix this problem? Any help would be much appreciated!!!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Saturday, January 07, 2006

1 MONTH !!

I have been logged in 1 month today! Only 7, 8 or 9 ? More months to go. It's 1:05 AM and as usual I am wide awake. (and worked 12 hrs today I might add.) As soon as I get home I get on the computer and check all my blogs, message boards ect... Then I continue my endless search for anything adoption related that I have not read yet. As a last result I then cyber windowshop for items that I think she needs. Course then I am hyped up and can't sleep! Tonight I am really craving (for lack of a better word) Abby. I miss her and want her home! It's going to be a long wait until the fall.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bargin Of the Day

Only $8.88 ! Target you gotta love em!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Okay today my agency informed me that my official Log In Date was December 7, 2005. They also said to expect a 8 to 10 month wait period for my referral and then expect to travel 3 to 8 weeks after that........

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Quick update. Still no log in date but I know I am not alone. In reading my message boards I have found that many others that are DTC also do not konw their log in dates either. I have also learned that there are some that do know. The genral concensus for those who were DTC on November 8th, 2005 (just like me) and do knw their log in dates is December 5th, 2oo5. This means the earliest that I may finally get my referral for Abby is sometime in August. That would be 8 months. It may be longer as the current projections for the wait period is around 8 to 10 months. I am still hoping that things will speed up. If they don't then I may not actually get Abby until December. As soon as I know anything more concrete I will let you know......

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Year of the dog

Happy New Year!!!!!! In China 2006 is considered the year of the dog. The actual start of the Chinese New Year occurs on January 29th. This should be a fantastic year that I hope ends with Abby as a part of my family. I have a lot to do between now and then so things will be just right for her arrival. Hopefully these activities will make my waiting time pass quickly! Check out my time ticker above. It has already been a month and a half since I have been DTC. Now only 7 or 8 more months (if the current time line continues-but I am hoping it will speed up! :D) to go until I get to see her picture. God Bless! And have a safe and healthy New Year!