Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I should be paid double.......

I've mentioned in previous posts how much time I'm alone in the office. Today was one of those days, which would've been fine except that C was sick today. I knew he was getting sick, I'd had a "feeling" for the last few days. This morning J and I were trying to decide how to work everything out and I just decided to bring C to work with me and then call the doctor and beg him to see C. C wasn't feeling the best, but he wasn't in terrible shape until about 10:00 and then it started going downhill. So I'm at work with a boy running a 102 temp and George (my boss) is calling and giving me a list of things to do in town. Normally I wouldn't have minded but getting C to go to the courthouse to record a Deed of Trust was not going to be easy. Luckily mom came to my rescue and I picked her up and she sat in the car with C while I did what I needed to do. After the doctors appt Mom came to my office and sat with C while I dropped off his prescription. Right now I'm sitting at work typing this and poor C is laying in our conference room dozing off and on. I think he's made that switch from a little kid to a big kid in the way his body handles fevers. I asked him when we got back if he wanted to watch and movie and he said no. He must really be sick. But never fear, FCS has not shut down, except for C to go to the doctor. They should be proud.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Funny from Church

Yesterday morning I was preparing for my Sunday School lesson over the life of Joseph. The lesson paraphrased the last few chapters of Genesis so we were covering a lot of ground yesterday. The lesson was written to say "sexual misconduct" when referring to Potiphar's wife. I told J that there was no way I was going to say that. My class consists of 2 girls, one who is 9 and one who is almost 10. There wasn't any way I was going to say anything along those lines to someone elses child. Well I didn't have any reason to worry - as soon as I said Potiphars Wife one of the girls, who will remain nameless, said "Yeah, she tried to get him to go to bed with her" My face still turns red every time I think about it.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa Jim

Today is Papa Jim's birthday. I couldn't get a picture to download so I'll try to add one later.

Happy Birthday,
Love J, C & C

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Waiting Tickers

I guess I feel like depressing myself today. I decided to look at our tickers to see how long we've been waiting.

The first one is our wait time since we've turned in the profile.
Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

This ticker is counting the days since we found out we could start the adoption process.
Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

This ticker is how long it's been since we attended our first adoption meeting with our agency.
LilypieWaiting to adopt Ticker

This is how long we've been waiting total

LilypieWaiting to adopt Ticker

There are days when I try to be positive with waiting -It will all work out, I know it will all be worth it, God has a plan, God's doing it in his time and not mine, blah blah blah. I'm not going to lie, the waiting just flat out sucks. It just does.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Career Decision

C made a decision yesterday about what he wants to be when he grows up. He is going to be a teacher like daddy in the morning and then in the afternoon he's going to be a chicken chaser. Memo and Papa Jim sold their chickens last night and C got to watch it for awhile. I've only seen it once (it was the first batch they sold back in 1999) and it is pretty fascinating. It's amazing how many chickens one person can pick up in their hands. There is a specific way that they can hold the chickens by the legs and can grab like 5 or something in one hand. They also have to be extremely quick to get that many chickens at one time. It is pretty interesting. C must have thought the same thing since he decided that will be a career goal for him down the road. We had a good laugh over that last night.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Random Thoughts From Yesterday

I was going through C's backpack and he had a book wrapped in plastic that had an envelope in it. The envelope said "Attention Teachers - sponsor cards enclosed". In the envelope are three postcards already addressed to business in town. Are we supposed to write a Thank You to these businesses? I said "C, what in the world are we supposed to do with this book?" His reply - "Read it I guess" Not even 6 yet and he's already a smart mouth!

Sharon and I were talking about the cookbooks Terry gave us for Christmas. As soon as C heard the word Cookbook, he informed me that I could order a Imus Ranch Cookbook off of RFDTV. J's got C watching Imus in the mornings. C can spot an RFDTv piece of merchandise from a mile away - and he spotted one a few days ago. We were in a restaurant and he started pointing and talking very loudley about a man's RFDTV hat. Maybe we should tape C giving his spill about Imus Ranch Foods and send it to RFDTV. C would probably be their cutest spokesperson.

J's favorite thing that happened yesterday - After work I called him and said "I'm really worried about C's worrying".......and the cycle continues....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kindergarten Diaries - Chapter 4

C has a red notebook that he brings home every evening with the papers that we need to go over. There is a paper in the binder that has a list of bad behaviors that Mrs L can check mark if there is a problem. If he is good he gets a stamp on the page for that day. Since he's been in school we've only had one day that had a check mark on it, so I think he's doing pretty good. Yesterday he came home with a stamp, but Mrs L had written on the paper that she wanted J to stop by sometime on Thursday. We didn't think he had gotten in trouble and we couldn't get any information out of him so we speculated off and on all evening. Maybe she was going to tell us he was the smartest kindergartner she'd ever taught????J was finally able to talk to her this afternoon and this is what the problem was....

They have tests called benchmarks that they have to take every so often. Wednesday was a benchmark testing day. I guess C tested in the middle. Mrs L wanted to talk to J because the reason why he tested lower than he should've of is because of his test anxiety. She said he turned white as a ghost and she thought his knees were going to buckle. He knew the answers, he just completely freaked out and couldn't give the correct answers. I think the test had to do with vowel sounds. What are we going to do with him? J thinks he'll grow out of it after this year. I hope so or we are all going to have a miserable time during C's time in school. I think I would rather have needed to deal with him being in trouble instead of having to deal with his anxiety. Mrs L wants us to practice with him more, but I honestly don't think it will help him much. His personality is too much like mine...which is what really concerns me.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy 2008....I know it's a little late....

I've really gotten bad about updating the blog. I guess I just haven't had much to say lately. Things have been going along pretty normally so there hasn't been much to type about. C and J went back to school last Thursday and that seems to be going ok. C didn't put up too much of a fight. It's hard to believe we're in the 2nd half of his Kindergarten year. I also don't want to think about it, but contest season is just around the corner. C and I will be saying goodbye to our weekends with J in about another month.

As for the adoption were just waiting. In December J and I agreed to have our profile shown to an expectant mother in the Seattle area, but we weren't chosen. We found out about the opportunity on December 3 and the baby was due December 7, so once things happen it will probably be pretty fast. Since then our agency received one cold call, but we weren't a family that the birthmother was interested in. On Friday we agreed to have our profile shown to another expectant parent in a different state. That baby is due around the first part of February so we'll see what happens. The agency will contact the families to get their OK before showing the profiles to expectant parents who don't exactly fit all of the qualifications that the prospective parents were looking for (see this previous post)
J and I have decided that God knows what we need and He knows what our baby needs. We're going to have our profile shown and just trust Him. Who knows what 2008 has in store for us.....