Friday, December 05, 2008

Santa's Workshop Weekend

This weekend and next are full of nothing but getting Christmas gifts done (God willing). I think tomorrow I am going to make Angela's Lentil Vegetable Soup in the crock pot so I don't even have to stop to make dinner. Love the crock pot and the rice cooker during this time of year.
To kick off the weekend we are going to my bosses house tonight for a cocktail party. He invited the "Operations Team" (aka the big dogs) and their assistants (me and one other) and our spouses so it should be fun. There will be about 20 of us there. My boss has a great house in Marin at the base of Mt Tam, it is pretty sweet. It will be nice to see everyone outside of our roles in the office.
Well, nothing else eventful going on here. Oh, we did finish all of the paperwork to have our adoption home study updated. I mailed it off yesterday. Hopefully we won't have to update again and will have our baby home before things expire one more time. We get one free government extension which is great because that is a lot of money and we just had to pay for the home study update ($$$$). Now we wait to hear when the social worker can come over and check us out again. I tell you there is nothing about adoption that is easy or cheap but I am sure to forget all of that when we get to hold our precious baby! I will admit to dragging my feet on the paperwork this time around, I feel like I have been burned and am not sure I want to get close to to the fire again, you know? We still don't know when and if Vietnam and the U.S. are going to come up with a new agreement so we can move forward or if we are going to shift gears and change countries completely. Last time this happened, it took 2 years for a new agreement to come about. My heart is in Vietnam though so I don't know how easy we will be able to switch without me having reservations. But on the otherhand, maybe my baby is not in Vietnam. I try not to think about it too much lately because it is the holidays and we thought we would have her home by last Christmas. It is like with each holiday or major thing that passes we say, "remember when we thought we would have Little Miss home by now?". It is very sad, to the point of I try not to cry when I see little ones and family things on TV. I just gulp real hard. I have a lump in my throat the size of Mount Rushmore. Oops just remembered that I was not going to merge my two blogs, but I just did, oh well!

1 comment:

Angela said...

Oh Katie,
I pray everyday for you and Timmy to bring home your baby. I wish I could will her home for you. I'm so sorry that this process is so long, painful, and gut wrenching. I will keep saying this, I admire your strength, courage, and patience and it will serve you well in the future. I miss you and love you and am sending you a huge hug!
Big kiss,


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