I haven't posted in awhile, because I have kind of had a block... I have been looking at others' blogs so much that Mr is looking for a 12 step program blog addicts-- blog. I got kind of intimidated that others are having so much fun and their blogs are SO co-ordinated. I thought mine was cute after I added wallpaper. Uh. No.
This morning I woke up with so many ideas. In fact, liking them. The main reason for starting all this, though, is to follow this adoption, and when I last updated my timeline, I was feeling mighty frustrated.
nov 19 2009...post a whiney timeline
dec 15 2009...home study is complete and approved
dec 06 2009...send off for birth certificates and marriage licenses
dec 10 2009...send off for another NY bc b/c I ordered the wrong one the first time.
dec 24 2009...rec'd approval for fundraising assistance
jan 07 2010...send documents to state secretaries of state to be certified/authenticated
jan 12 2010...original deadline to have dossier in China comes and goes
jan 14 2010...documents are received back from states
...Skype with Superboy and Aunty (my heart squeezes like a juicy grapefruit.)
jan 21 2010...Up next... Why doesn't the to do list ever seem to shrink?
I was really wild with worry, about that assigned deadline to have our dossier in China. Somewhere in there, the lovely girls at our agency applied for the extension. This is routine, but I really wanted to meet it. It caused me a lot of anxiety. I seem to have let it go. There was a day that I had a talk on the phone with Kerry and it just took away the "fratch". I don't know why this time and not the other 20 times, but hey. I'll take it.
I am pretty proud of having gotten the authentications done myself. This had all been killing me with organizing and the agency can do this chore for me. For a price. An $800 price. I did it for $115. I am looking forward to getting the country authentications done myself as well, and saving the money. Saving money was a thrill before, but never like this. I feel sort of dorky about how empowered I feel about this. Let's hear it for dorky.