Friday, November 20, 2009

...and to think that this time last year I was telling myself, "NaBloPoMo in November 2009!"

So. Things have been a mite busy on Mom Street, which I'm sure you knew thanks to my relative silence.

I've been a really crappy blogger. But! (And it's a very big But indeed. No, not butt. Although that's also very big indeed.)

But! I have been a very good mom/friend/MOMS Club officer/adopting mother. Since I last posted a real, honest-to-goodness post with, like, words and stuff, there has been this:

And this:

And also some of these:

Yes, I have hosted or co-hosted two Halloween parties and a baby shower. I am hosting an intimate Thanksgiving dinner next week.

I have chaired meetings, made holiday crafts for the preschool's Secret Santa shop, solicited donations for the preschool's silent auction and met with an adoption attorney.

I have been fingerprinted. Twice. I have been criminal background-checked. I have been to north and south Florida visiting grandparents both well and unwell. I have been vaccinated against H1N1. I have had a sinus infection. I have had a leaky roof repaired. I've called the FBI 7 times. I have drunk lots and lots of coffee.

Most importantly, I completed our homestudy.

The social worker signed off on it today, pending the receipt of our FBI fingerprints. The fingerprints are supposed to be released on Monday or Tuesday, so by Thanksgiving Day I'll be jumping out of my skin every time the phone rings Is it D? Do we have a baby? Be-still my heart!

Feel for my husband, y'all. It ain't gonna be pretty.

But for now, the merry-go-round that has been my life for the past few weeks (or is it months?) has stopped and I hope to have a little time to find a groove here on Mom Street again before I take my seat on the adoption roller coaster.

In the meantime, I changed my ringtone to Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down a Dream." It seemed like the right thing to do.


StephLove said...

I want you to make my birthday cake! Or can you make Beth's? Her birthday is Monday and I'm just now thinking about cake.

Fingers crossed for speedy good news for you.

Manic Mommy said...

Good ring tone choice. Damn that real life for getting in the way of blogging!

lonek8 said...

oooh - I'm so excited for you! I can't wait for the blog post welcoming your new baby!

FollowMeDown30 said...

I am so excited for you and glad your absence was for the positive. Have a wonderful week-I praying you'll receive your new bundle of joy in time to celebrate the holidays.

Stacey said...

Wow--at least you have a great excuse for your slow posting (unlike myself, as I pretty much just suck as a blogger) But wow! So much going on. Congrats on clearing all those prelim. hurdles. Oh, and may I assume all those calls to the FBI were adoption related?! I hope so anyway!

May your waiting game be blessedly short!

Mama Goose said...

I love that this is all coming together for you at this time of the year. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year and now, even more so. Congrats! Can't wait to hear the news.

(I love the ghost cupcakes! When you have time let us know how you made them!)

Karen Chatters said...

I love the ghost cupcakes, those are great. And I like the hand in the background of the floral cupcakes. I can just hear Grasshopper, "Hurry up mom."

Good luck with the new baby!! I hope Thursday is really a day for you to be thankful.