Monday, February 22, 2010


Everything happens for a reason....right?
I know this is true but it doesn't make me any happier when I am faced with something I don't like.

We are at a stand still because our social worker called this morning and said the roads were too bad to come all the way to Muskegon. I am sure that she has a valid point and I don't want to see anyone get hurt...
But may I point out that we not only made it to both our appointments in Jenison but made our first one after wiping out the Jeep. So now after cramming all the paperwork and cleaning into last week we now have to sit on our hands till next Monday.

We are also in the process of waiting to find out who our new Russian consultant is because ours just up and quit last week. All my hard work is going to the crapper!

Just to top it off, I got an e-mail last week Thursday (from union prez) saying that if our millage fails I will be out of a job by July and even if it does pass it looks like PSO for us and that may not include FD people. Who must be hard to talk to the city when there heads are so far up there butts.

Well enough sharing of the good news .... hope everyone else is having a good week.

Monday, February 15, 2010

die dust bunnies die!

So my mother-in-law calls it nesting.... I call it getting-rid-of -the-crap-we-don't-need!

We are having our last homestudy meeting on Monday Febuary 22nd and I want to be ready with all the paperwork needed and the house atleast presentable. To most people there are varying degrees of presentable, mine just requires we get rid of all the extra stuff that we haven't used in years.

So now, I am off again to finish hanging pictures in the hallway and taking the required photos...


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In one piece even!

First off, we made it. Yes, Tim drove there.... quit your giggling! I drove home and we made it there fine too :)

Our meeting was good. Our social worker, Mary Beth is a very easy to talk to person, she is also going through the adoption process at the same time (just domestic). She asked general family dynamic questions and about your personality, ect. I think mine went so much longer because I eventually had to break out a flow chart to explain my family!

We then had a trans racial/trans culteral class in the evening. It was a good class, opened our eye's to some of the things we might be dealing with in the future. We also met two other couples who are adopting from Russia. They both stated they just finished there 2nd meeting with Mary Beth too, I then started asking if they had there psyco. eval., passports, and educational stuff done......... (deer in the headlights)...... I guess I am just a little more OCD about the whole thing. It seems we are a little ahead of schedule. I am sure that somewhere along the lines a goof up will make up for all our hard work...but for now we are doing good.

We are scheduled to get the medical evals done for all of us and are waiting for conformation of our next meeting. We will try to keep everyone posted.

A BIG Thank you to our Friends who got stuck with a reference letter, we know they are sometimes difficult and time consuming.... so thank you for your efforts.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


We are scheduled for our next meeting with the social worker. Next Monday (the 8th) we will each meet with her for an hour (separately). I guess we had better get our answers straight.

We then are taking one of the required classes for the home study. I am so proud of Tim, we have been busting out the on-line courses like nobodies business. We only have 1 more to go... that 12 hours of class requirement wasn't as bad as I thought.

Now we are just waiting on our passports and trying to get ahold of our doctors to get our "home study" medical eval done. Then I think we can get this part of the party started!
I am just hoping to make it back to Jenison with out incident this time!