January 5, 2009

This and That

We received an email from our agency last week stating ~ if we wanted to ~ it was time to renew our 797C. Our current paper work expires on April 26, 2009. Our agency stated in the letter that we do not have to redo the paper work we could wait until we are closer to a referral and they would contact us six to eight months from referral to begin the I800. I DO NOT want to have to do the I800!

I contacted our social worker. I was told that in our state we can’t send in our paperwork until 45 days before our current 797C expires. I don’t know about anyone else, but that is cutting it a bit close for me. Does this mean 45 Business Days or 45 Days total? If we are talking 45 business days then I need to have my forms ready to go by February 23rd. Even if she means 45 total days I need to have all of the forms by March 10th. Either way, I am going to have all the ‘i's’ dotted, all of my ‘t's’ crossed, and everything waiting to be mailed first thing on February 23rd. Now I just need to figure out how to get our social worker here!

Hopefully this will be THE last time! Don't they say, "Three Times is a Charm"?

I have had a cold for the last several days. Great way to spend the last days of vacation, but at least I don’t have to be at work and feel like this.

I have to brag on Big Bear for a moment. On Saturday night he asked me what I wanted for dinner. Do you know how when you sick comfort food is the only thing that sounds good? Who the heck wants a salad when you’re coughing up a lung? Not Me! Any way, all I could think of that I wanted was macaroni and cheese. We don’t have any in the house, because we rarely eat it. I asked BB if he would go get a box.

Well, not only did he run to the store, but he made homemade Mac & Cheese. It was delicious!

Sorry~ but I have the best hubby. :o)

Now, to work off the Mac & Cheese, cookies, and junk that I have consumed WAY too much of lately, I am getting back to the pool this week. I NEED to get back in the pool! I haven’t been swimming at all the past few months. I went one day last week with a friend of mine. It felt really good to be back in the water. Now I just need to be more committed.

The hardest thing is getting up so blessed early in the morning. If I didn’t have to work I could swim whenever I wanted to, and sleep too. I guess I can sleep when I’m dead. I need to be healthy, I want to be healthy when Polar Cub comes home.

I’ll keep you posted on the swimming.


  1. I think that it's 45 days in advance...Not business days. I just did my third one and in Michigan we can send it in 90 days in advance. As long as you receive notice that they received it on time...I wouldn't worry. Just make sure that every last bit of paperwork they could EVER want is in there! I wouldn't EVER want to deal with that 1800 form. Yuck!

  2. Sorry to hear you're feeling so punk. Not fun. Big Bear rocks...mac and cheese looks great!

    Way to go getting back into the pool. Trying to talk myself into the same thing. You're a great encouragement!

    Hope you're feeling better soon friend. How many sleeps until spring break? :o)

  3. Happy New Year...It has been a while since I visited...I am a little behind on my fav blogs:)

    So sorry to hear you are not feeling well, but that bowl of mac n cheese looks like it might have lifted your spirits.......what a great hubby you have!!

    New Year's Eve we got our packet of paperwork to renew as well.....I am so not ready to start the new year with all of that, but I guess it must be done...I DO NOT want to do the I800 either!!

    Glad to hear you are back to the pool and try to have a great first day in school!


  4. Sorry you are not feeling to well..
    Get the paperwork in as soon as you can.. I made sure nothing expired.. 3rd time is a charm..
    Have a Great Week..
    Happy Swimming.. that is something I should take up..

  5. Mine was 90 days and that was total..not business. Yes, this WILL be your last time before Jack comes home.

    Mmmm....homemade mac and cheese. Email me that recipe when you can. I'm having trouble finding a good one (not that I NEED to find a good one!). I hope it hit the spot for ya.

    Swim on!

  6. Feel better soon! With agreat hubs making you great food, you are sure to be back and swimming like a fish soon.

    Paperwork headache...maddening but SO worth it.

    Keep smilin!

  7. my. you've been a busy little blogger, haven't you. post away mama!!!
    YOU DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE I-800a - that form aged me!
    And I would like to correct you - I have the best husband!
    Hope you feel better.
    Have fun getting back in the pool!

  8. Hope you feel better soon! You do have one great hubby!

    Good luck with all that awful paperwork!

  9. I don't knowwwwww, my hubby is pretty darn perfect!!!!! lol

    I am in the process of renewing our paperwork too and YES third times a charm!!!!

    Love, Kristy

  10. You do not want to let your paperwork expire!! Chin up! It is all worth it (from a recently new mama's perspective)! This is your year!
    I have the absolutely BEST husband..... We may need a posting contest on the best traits of the beat husband.... mine irons too!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy of 15 Weeks!

  11. Oh....for sure get your forms done!

    Mac -n cheese looks yummy....what a great hubby....hope you are feeling better.

    Now get in that pool and swim girl! lol