Thursday, June 21, 2007

Let the games begin

Our dossier was sent to Ethiopia on June 19th for our next adoption. Referrals at this point are taking about 7 months. So I don't have to start obsessing until Jan 19. I am going to remind myself of that frequently as to not obsess too much. I have a long list of things that need to get done during the wait. I have to learn to chant "serenity now" at all possible moments as Minnow is getting more and more "twoish". He is getting more and more stubborn. If he wants something "you better give it to me or I will scream and cry as if you are poking my eyes out with a sharp stick". It has been a rough week. My patience is worn as I have been a bit under the weather. He is also getting so very clingy. He wants to be help all of the time.

We put up a pool in our back yard. It is just a small pool. But Minnow loves it. It certainly is nice to be able to float around the pool when it is 95 outside with a lot of humidity. It has been a nice addition to our backyard.

We have been really busy this week. I sold my car--it was our 3rd car and it was a small two seater. It has a removable hard top. It was the first new car I had ever bought and it is a great car. I bought it in 1994--but since Minnow joined our family and we bought a Volvo station wagon, we haven't driven the Honda much at all. So, it is gone. It was sad to see someone else drive it, but I am happy to know that it is going to a new home. Yes, I know how ridiculous I sound. But that car was a big part of my life and I have great memories in that car. I'm going to post my top 3 memories of the car over the next day or two. Some of the stories are pretty funny. Til then...


Becky said...

Yahoo on your dossier going. I wish we lived closer to each other. Maybe Minnow and our baby guy could entertain each other a bit. We too have been hearing lots of "eye poking" screams and fits! I bought some MORE baby gates this week.

Anne said...

Congratulations!! So exciting. Hopefully our little ones will make the wait go by faster than last time! We're anxious to get our dossier done and off, but Hayat makes sure we don't have a lot of time to obsess about it... :)