Thursday, March 29

Feels Good :)

When I get an email from Rainbow Kids and it has a child that matches my profile, I follow the link.  There is a quick synopsis of the child as well as a picture (usually) of the little one.  The ones that manage to tug at my heart (and it doesn't take much ;) ) I "add to my rainbow kids".  Then there is a tab you can go to that will list all the children that you have marked as such.  Then when they are matched they are taken back off the site and therefore no longer in my tab of kids.  So when I go to said tab and see no children in there it makes me happy.  Happy to know that their family has found them and that soon enough they will be loved and cared for in their very own family.  Though I also know that it could be they were moved from an agency specific list to perhaps another agency's list, or even back to the shared list.  But I just hope it is a family and pray that they will have a happy life.

Wonder if my little one will be found through RK or put there through the agency.  If so, it will be the sweetest "feel good" when they are removed from the list because I will be approved to be their mommy :)

Tuesday, March 27

It's All a Blur

Or so it seems like that is how this past month has gone.

Two weeks I covered for our midshift person due to losses in his family.  And while I only had to cover for 7 hours a night vs. our normal 10 hour shift, it's tough.  Being at work during the hours I'm normally asleep, and then trying to sleep during the day.  Yeah, waking up a few hours after finally falling asleep and having my brain think of things to do since it's daylight outside does not lead to more restful sleep.  I worked that shift this past week and am thankful to have three days off because I just got a semi-normal night's sleep last night.  Then tomorrow morning it's back to work at 6 am--ugh!  Glad I have the shift I do, not sure I'd survive too well the midnight/mids/3rd shift.

Now that the house has sold and I'm moved in for the most part, my focus has shifted to starting to get excited for our vacation coming up at the end of May--whoo hoo!!!  Really can't wait to see the World through the little one's eyes :)  It will be fun to hang out with them and use them as a great excuse to get in some rest during the smoldering afternoons.  Just hoping it's not too super hot and humid while we are down there visiting the Castle and Mouse.

I'm sure these next two months will fly by as well, as it leads up to our Sunshine State visit.  Let's see we have Easter, Sister's Birthday, Niece's Baptism, Goddaughter's Confirmation, Mother's Day, and the other two Nieces' Birthdays to go.  I'm sure I forgot something in there as well. . . :(

Not a real exciting update, but one none the less ;)  Hope the month of March is going well for you, if not so fast!!!

Sunday, March 4

The Sick and The Unpacking

Ugh, I have had both the stomach flu and now this head cold/sore throat deal since Thursday.  Luckily, I guess, they've taken turns and where the stomach flu ended the sinus crud took off.  It stinks knowing that when I use sick hours at work I'm taking away some hours that could be turned into paid Leave of Absence time later.  But when you really need to be by a bathroom, I'd prefer to be home vs. at work and walking across a call center floor to use one.

I spent some time last evening and now today cleaning and unpacking more things.  Finding new homes for my things and deciding if it's worth keeping or putting in a garage sale, not my favorite things to do, but I'll feel so much better once everything has a home.  For now the bathroom is done, and I think all my kitchen items have been integrated in.  More rooms need to be done, but I'll get there.

I plan to take Moo out for awhile tomorrow, and peruse some hobby shops, even if it is only to look :)  Then do something, not sure what yet, for my b-day on Tuesday (when it's going to be a high of 70--whoo hoo my favorite type of temp/weather).  Then haul Sue to Trader Joes and perhaps Whole Foods on Wednesday.  It's great being an aunt, especially when you can take them one-on-one for some fun outside of the house :)