Adoption Update: We made it through week 41, how many more? There were 10 referrals this week, seven boys and three girls. Congratulations to all the happy families! Our agency is closed until January 5, so no more referrals until after the new year. We did not know about this closure until this month, so if anyone picked a referral date in that time period, please feel free to pick a new date. We were re-fingerprinted last Saturday and USCIS is not very busy right now. We were taken right back for our fingerprints, so much nicer than the last time. Everyone say a prayer that my prints don’t get kicked back by the FBI, I had really dry fingers and she had a difficult time getting a good print. I was obsessively putting on lotion last week to remedy the problem but to no avail and this week I didn’t obsess and no dry fingers.
Running Update: I finally started running again! I have to say it is so much nicer taking up running this time of year. I can already run further and longer than I could when I stopped. The temps being well below 90 sure make a difference! Now I just need to start doing those push-ups again.
Gardening: My garden is doing really well. The snow peas have finally started to bloom and I have plenty of lettuce for salads. I haven’t had to worry about a frost yet and Matt is helping me build a cover for the garden this weekend for that rare occasion we get below 32°.
Life: We made lots of cookies on Sunday with my family and have been busy handing them out to neighbors ever since. Michelle and I also made cookies on Tuesday. She did a great job decorating them:
I also was able to meet Paul B. today! He is a wonderful baby! I had a very nice time chatting with Sandi and Bill about Ethiopia and their trip. I cannot wait to travel!