Saturday, September 29, 2007

Well shoot!!!!

It's being said on RQ today that the cut off for referrals this time around will be November 30. Not Fact but currently an R3. The Spanish rumor site is stating this as Fact (If the translation is right anyway)..... I have seen several posts on the RQ forum where people with LID's on November 30 in the US and Canada have been told by their agency's that they are in. I have not seen anyone with a December LID post this yet.....
Sounds like 5 days is all we are going to get. That pretty much squashes my hope for a November referral and probably means I will not be meeting Abby until February. I am tired........... Nuff said!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Heads up

Today I check my email and see one that is from my adoption family advocate. The title of the email was Heads Up. What would you think???? I opened the message to find out that I was being given the heads up that my advocate would be out of town soon. Maybe I am just being a little sensitive but you would think that at this juncture of my wait......... just maybe my adoption family advocate could have thought of better words to use for that email title :(

On a better note though :) Check out these cute cowboy boots I found at Target tonight for Abby. I can't wait to see her in them :)

Sunday, September 23, 2007


I found out about these cool additions to Abby's wardrobe the other day. I love them! Babylegs are like little baby leg warmers. I think they will be adorable under dresses or skirts instead of tights. They can also be worn under pants and cover the gap between your babies sock and the pant leg when they ride up. Sound perfect for China and for the clothing police (HEH).

These are the ones that I got (On Ebay actually). They come as one size fits most and evidently grow with your child up to size 10.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Word Out!

So I'm thinking most people think the word verification thing is a pain in the butt. I took that feature off of my comments a while back and besides 1 strange comment that I deleted I have yet to receive any spam. So bloggers unite! Take off that anti spam feature for your comments that makes you type the word 2 and 3 times sometimes when you swear you typed it correctly the first time. Whats the worst thing that can happen? If you find yourself getting spam then just add the anti spam feature back to your comments :P

Sunday, September 16, 2007


List night for the first time in a while I was chilly. It was 68 degrees when I left my Mom's in shorts and a tee shirt. I turned off my air and opened up the Windows. My cats are in heaven. Today we had a high of 72. I am feeling like Fall is finally coming :) I can't explain why but for some reason it makes me feel closer to Abby. Rumor Queen posted some projections today and they appear to point to a possible referral for me in November. September has been whizzing by almost as fast as I would like. I am ready for the October referrals. I can't wait to see how far they get next time. Please pray that they at least finish November this time around. I have actually been studying some travel packing lists and starting to put some things together in groups to pack. I have even started picking out what outfits I want to bring for Abby to wear. I'll probably wear the same thing over and over cause my girls outfits are probably going to take up my whole suitcase :O

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Mackenzie

I got to spend a couple of hours with Mackenzie yesterday. What a cutie she is!!

She was a little different this time though. She is now mobile :O

It was so cute to watch her pull her self up on things and to watch her crawl around. I have some big time baby proofing to do before Abby gets here but don't worry Mackenzie was safe. I was with her the whole time. She was good enough to let me know what areas I especially need to focus on.

Quackers was definitely interested and even tolerated and occasional grab in her direction.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Memory September 11, 2001

Please don't ever forget..........

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wow and Thanks

Chris and Deb of Sophie's World and Stephe of Giorgia Danette both nominated my blog for the Nice Matters Award. "This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world." This was a very nice and unexpected surprise. I am grateful and honored to have been thought of by them. Chris and Deb are the lucky parents of the lovely Sophie. Their blog has some of the most beautiful photos that I have ever seen. Stephe is another single Mom to be like me. She is waiting for Giorgia and one of the most organized Mom's to be yet that I have already learned so much from. You name the topic and she is either on it or researching it. So Thank you to you guys for thinking of me and for giving me this award!

Now comes the hard part. I am supposed to nominate other blogs for this award. How do I choose??? I just can't do it. I don't want to leave anyone out. I feel so fortunate to have become a part of this blogger community that have been touched by adoption. It is a unique and special group of people that I just can't explain to those who are not a part of it. We all share so many thoughts, feelings and things in common. It's like an unspoken bond of understanding that exists whether we know each other in person or not. This special community is made up of a bunch of just plain nice genuine people! So..... I nominate you all. You all deserve the Nice Matters Award many times over. I don't think any of us would be able to make it on this difficult journey without each other :)

Friday, September 07, 2007

LID 21 Months Today!

How many more? Only the CCAA knows.............

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Don't Forget!

Just a reminder. Don't forget to set your VCR and DVD players. Tomorrow Friday September 7th on PBS (Check your local listing for showing times) Arthur's show airs featuring the adoption of his friend Binky's baby sister from China!

Thank you also for all of your encouraging comments in regards to the last 4 day batch of referrals. I really appreciate them. You guys are like cheerleaders at the end of a 100 mile marathon. Just when I feel that I can't stand it anymore you cheer me on. THANK YOU :O

Monday, September 03, 2007

Pity Party

Well today's post is brought to you by the number 4. That's the number of LID'S the CCAA managed to get through this month for this batch of referrals. 4 is also the number of months worth of LID'S (per the rumor queen) that have received their referrals over the last 12 months. Kinda makes you ill doesn't it......

I knew the "some of December" rumor was to good to be true. I just knew it! So how come if I knew it then I still feel let down? Gosh darn it!! I was really hoping to have my referral by November. Is that still a possibility????? Now I have to wait a whole new month to find out.

There are 12 LID'S before my day. Of course things have to get even slower now that my turn is finally approaching. Allrighty then. This will be my only post this month with whining. I will allow myself this one day to feel sorry for myself and then I will move on. I'm sure I'm not the only one hurting today.

On a final note though.... YAY for all of you lucky parents that will finally get to see your children's faces this week! :O

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Baby has some new boots

I'm still on pins and needles as I wait to see how the latest rumors pan out so....... I got my girl some new rain boots :O After seeing them on this cutie I knew I needed them for Abby. Yesterday as I shopped in Target there they were. I love them and can't wait to do with my girl what this cutie and her Mama did.

I was fortunate enough to spend the evening with them the other night. What fun it was to watch Mom and daughter together and learn all of this new single Mamas tips :)