Thursday, November 30, 2006


Oh well, Hopes were dashed again today. The cut off date for referrals this time is September 8th. The 3 months to get through 1 month worth of LID's trend continues. I have accepted it. 9 more months before I am likely to receive Abby's referral.... Add 2 more months for TA (travel assignment) and It looks like I will be in China getting Abby sometime in October. 11 months more to wait. Everything happens for a reason. Yea! for all of you lucky ducks. :D

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

And the ride continues.....

Referrals may arrive tomorrow or not depending on which rumor you choose to hope for. As for the all of September LID's rumor..... Evidently not so. Now the rumor is September 7th or possibly the 12th? Who really knows??? I think I am going to start wearing one of those motion sickness patches behind my ear. I want off this ride! Please just give me my baby........

Monday, November 27, 2006


No new good rumors right now. In fact the few that are actually out there are gradually contradicting the previous good rumors......

Friday, November 24, 2006

Still hoping...

Rumor has it we may be pleasantly surprised with the next batch of referrals. These much anticipated referrals may include not only the rest of the August LID's but also all of the September LID's as well. Rumor has it they may arrive next week. If this or anything close to this happens it may be a sign that things are finally going to speed up! Crossing my everything!!!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2006


WOW!!! Good rumors out there right now! Please let them be true.......

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for many things but especially for all of the kind words of encouragement I have received both on and off my blog as I continue my journey to Abby!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Nothing to post.

Yuck, my yearly "Holiday Funk" (that's what I call it) has arrived. I get sad every year around the Holidays. Mainly because I never thought I would still be single at this point in my life. I have plenty of loved ones to celebrate with so I am definitely not alone but it's still not the same as having that special someone to celebrate with. This year my "funk" seems to have come much earlier then usual. Likely because I thought for sure this time last year I would be celebrating this Holiday Season with Abby. Instead I have uncertainty and the feeling that no one really understands what I am going through as I wait. (except my blogger buddies of course!) This feeling really stinks and I hope it passes quickly.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dancing with the stars

I love this show! It has really helped the last several weeks pass by faster since I had Tuesdays and Wednesdays to anticipate. From the get go Mario has always been my favorite. (My TV boyfriend :D) As the weeks have gone by though I have become torn. Mario besides being so cute (dimples and all) is very good. Emmitt on the other hand has really come into his own this last few weeks. He also seems so genuine. I think it is going to be darn close but my gut feeling is that Emmitt is going to win. Time will tell.......

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Happy Eliza Day Tiffany

Tiffany got her baby today! What a surprise she wasn't going to get her until tomorrow. I follow many amazing family journeys towards their babies so you may wonder why I am singling Tiffany's journey out. It is because besides being a fellow single Mama, Her blog is one of the first ones I started following as I began my own journey to Abby. I have her blog linked in my side bar if you want to follow them along too. I just love the "at peace" look Tiffany has on her face. It just makes me feel like no matter how long I have to wait I know that I will be all right.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans Day

In support of our troops and for those that have gone before them........ This site lets you send a card of your choice (compliments of XEROX and designed by children) to one of our many deserving troops. Look how happy they are. What better way to celebrate and honor our veterans! :=)

Friday, November 10, 2006


Saw this in the Single Adopt China yahoo group. Not the book but a very interesting and thought provoking article was referenced. It can be found here. The article comes from the book above. It seems like an awesome book. It can be purchased here. They also have some other really cool adoption related items for purchase on this site and they take PAYPAL. It's worth checking out!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

LID 11 Months Today

YeeHaaa! What can I say? Not much. No idea how much longer I have to wait. Another fellow single China adopter described her experience with the wait on her blog a few day's ago. She said that basically while each month brings her closer to her referral she also ends up having to push her expected referral time back by yet another month due to the minimal LID's worth of referrals issued that month therefore feeling like she is in a standstill. Well said and exactly how I feel!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Warm Fuzzies

I am always looking for new blogs to read or anything involving China adoption for that matter. Here are two wonderful blogs worth checking out. Both of them leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling........ Blog one is the latest Love Without Boundaries Travel Blog. They do wonderful things (similar to "Operation Smile" around here. The children are beautiful. Blog two is about a wonderful woman who is living over in China and fosters quite a few babies all on her own with the help of volunteers. She actually seeks out babies from various orphanages that she hears about. These are babies that would benefit from any extra TLC available. She and her team of volunteers do amazing work!

Friday, November 03, 2006

100 Good Wishes Quilt Update

Here are the Pictures that Karri sent me of the top of Abby's quilt. I think it looks great so far. She still needs to do the backing. I want to again Thank everyone who took the time to send Abby and I a quilt square and a wish! This quilt represents a part of Abby's heritage. I promise to make sure that she will always know and cherish the Abundance of Love and Good Wishes that helped make this Quilt So SPECIAL. Now go ahead and scroll down. If you click on the picture it will get larger. Can you spot your square????

Thursday, November 02, 2006

They are coming!

Congratulations to all you lucky Mommy's and Daddy's. I can't wait to see the pictures posted! For the rest of us according to Rumor Queen things may be looking up! I am crossing my fingers!