February 28, 2010
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SchoolWe haven’t had much school at all this year due to snow. I have worked one full week since Christmas break. Other weeks we've been in school for a day or two and then out for the rest of the week. When we go for one day and then are out for three it’s tough. It’s hard to get the kids back into the swing, it’s hard for me to get back in the groove. Some kids rarely come on the days we are in school, some of them are there in body, but it’s like pulling teeth to get them to concentrate on ANYTHING!! Friday I finally decided to just give credit for the work accomplished to this point, and start fresh on Monday. Hopefully we have seen the last of ol’ Man Winter!
Usually I would be quite upset with the number of snow days we’ve had this year. The only thing keeping me sane is the thought that we may be in China when my school is making up snow days. Several of my seniors hope we are in China in June. They have been on this journey with me since they were freshmen. Miss A thinks it would be so cool if we are in China when they graduate. Thinking about it, that would be a really cool ending.
For those who have been around the blog for a while you know I’ve had trouble with my knee. Back in January it popped out again. It usually takes about a week to right itself, and then a couple of weeks after that for the muscles to strengthen again and the pain to stop.
The knee was mending as usual, but then two weeks ago my graceful, klutzy self managed to fall down a flight of stairs. Not a pretty sight, for sure. I was one big bruise, and thankfully those are now disappearing. What is not healing as quickly this time is my knee. It has been nearly two weeks and it still hurts. I know part of the problem is because it wasn’t fully healed from when it popped out a few weeks ago.
The major realization I have had over the last two weeks is that I NEED to get back to the pool! When I was swimming regularly my knee was strong. I can’t remember having trouble with it like I’ve had the last few months. I also know that getting back in the water will help me lose the weight I have gained back, which in turn will help my knee.
Last night I told my friends that Monday I will be getting back to the pool. Now I am telling you ~ MONDAY, I am getting back to the pool! I won’t be able to swim laps just yet, but I will be walking and doing my water aerobics. In a couple of weeks I hope to be swimming those laps. I need to! I WILL NOT be taking this freakin’ cane to
Ps. Mom ~ I’m fine. ;o)
Last Saturday the final major piece for the nursery was delivered. We found an electric recliner! It is wonderful!!! Being that I am some what vertically challenged ~ wink! wink! ~ I thought this would be perfect. There wouldn’t be all that scooting down, pulling on a handle, struggle to pull down the foot rest all the while holding a sleeping baby and praying she doesn’t wake up.
With this wonderful chair one button is pushed and the chair quietly reclines. When the second button is pushed it quietly goes back to the sitting position. It’s PERFECT!!!
Yesterday Big Bear and I went up to
Ok! I don’t know why this was so exciting for me, but it is!! Four years ago I did A LOT of research on car seats. I wanted to get the safest seat on the market. After much thought I was sold on getting a Brittax. Imagine my shock and awe when we walked out of Bab*es R Us yesterday with the Evenflo Symphony 65.
There were two other couples looking at car seats while we were. One of the sales people came over and gave a talk about the different seats. She was VERY knowledgeable and gave the good, bad, and ugly on all of the seats. Two of us pulled out our phones and looked up the information she was referring to. It all checked out. Big Bear and I decided that the Evenflo was for us. We walked out with the tan colored one for his truck, and put the grey one on the registry for my car.
One Last Note
The other night Big Bear and I were sitting around talking. Suddenly he says, “Just think in a two weeks or so we will know if we are next, or next-next. It gave me a chill. Looking at the numbers on Rumor Queen I am pretty confident that we won’t be in the March batch of referrals. In my little fantasy world March referrals will go through April 11th. Then we will be next without a doubt.
Like I said, “In my little fantasy world” ~ The CC@@ hasn’t yet granted any of my hopes, so I’m not holding my breath ~ trying not to...
February 2, 2010
The CC@@ sure does like to keep things interesting! On Saturday I commented that there weren’t even rumors that matching had begun, which has been the case in the past. Rumors would begin to swirl around the internet that matching had begun and then about a week or so later people would receive the call.
Friday there was no news of ANYTHING happening. Jump ahead to early morning Monday and I woke to several emails that European agencies were CONFIRMING that referrals were coming. By the time I went to bed last night several families from the April Flying Tigers were receiving pictures of their new little bundles. WILD!!!!
All month I kept hoping that CC@@ would get through the 5th because it is a large group. Deep down I have to admit I was a little disappointed. I was hoping they would do more than two days. I did read some where yesterday that more families were matched in this batch than in the December batch. I also read that if CC@@ matches the same number in the next batch it will take us up through the 11th.
That means that we will be next, next. That is a good thing. Only time will tell. For now I am very excited to follow along as fellow Flying Tigers begin the next part of their journey.