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O.K. I guess I haven’t really been using this blog as it is intended: as a weblog or online diary. The thing is- I am afraid if I actually wrote down my daily life I would bore everyone to tears. Here is what I will do- I will give you my entire weekly schedule and then you will be good to go for the next few months. You will no longer be kept in the dark on my exciting life.
(This is going to be a little difficult because M went out and purchased this strange new mouse that you control with your fingers instead of your wrist, so I will muddle through this with my pathetic finger coordination)Schedule:
a thought or section from an uplifting or inspiring spiritual book and pray
that the adoption will go through before we move, that we will receive the child that is right for our family, and blessings to all of my adoption blogger friends, etc.
2. Take care of my kids needs
(grooming, clothes, homework, lessons, lunches, chores, etc.) This includes stuff needed to do for the adoption
. I have conveniently included reading other adoption blogs and writing in my own here. It makes me feel like I am doing something towards the adoption besides just waiting. I know it isn’t, but just humor me.
3. Exercise/ shower
I have a stash of workout videos. I am a little addicted to collecting them. I know you are all grateful for the shower part.
. I am currently enrolled in College Biology with its corresponding Lab. Even though school work is 4th on my priority list, I usually turn everything in last minute. A little history of me- I got an associates degree in 1994 in general education. Since then I have been a stay-at-home mom. I have also substitute taught at my kid’s school. Recently I went back to school to get a degree in Information Systems. I am in a quandary over whether or not I should enroll in school summer semester. I need 24 more credits to graduate. Going full time this could be accomplished in 2 semesters, but with 3+ kids I don’t want to try this. I will probably specialize in databases, so that I can eventually work as a DBA (Database Administrator or System Analyst).
my house, laundry and meals. I am really into simplifying these tasks. Simplify your Life
by Elaine St. James and Speed Cleaning
by someone I can’t remember are great resources.
6. Read for fun
. I am currently reading Obsessive Genius- The Inner World of Marie Curie
by Barbara Goldsmith. If you think your life is hard, try this book. I am also listening to Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
on tape- this way I can keep up on conversations with my kids.
. I usually submit photos monthly to an online contest(such as the photo above). This can also be quite addicting. I would tell you which site I use, except than you will see how poorly my photos do in the contests. The contest is open to any and all professionals from all over the world and lowly little me doesn’t go far. Despite this, it has been great in helping me improve my photography. They usually leave very helpful remarks. Although I have had comments such as: "Your photo sucks". However, I do get ranked much higher than when I first started.
You can see that my husband
is not on my priority list. This is because he makes certain that he is somewhere near the top without me having to make any effort towards this end.
Ok- so my priorities sort of outline my schedule. Usually all of those things get some attention weekly.
I don’t know how long this schedule will last. I was informed by an individual recently that society as we know it was going to end very soon. This person (who does not want to be identified) explained to me that workers from China and India are going to overtake American society through advances in technology- the middle class will crash as we become polarized, and life will never be the same again. ( I am regretting recommending the book: The World is Flat
by Thomas L. Friedman to this person who likes to warp everything in to their extremist pessimistic views of the future)
So, if society as we know it ends in the next few days, I will give you an update on how I am surviving.
Most likely; however, life will really change once a referral comes through. I know for sure that life will dramatically change at time of travel and adoption. Like you all, we are welcoming that change!
Labels: self help for adoptive moms, waiting for referral