Sunday, July 30, 2006

Are you a blog stalker?

This is anonymous right? O.K. I admit it here in this safe place, I am a blog stalker. I read other's blogs daily, sometimes I check them two or three times a day.

I have my favorites on the left here of my screen. I am so anal retentive that I have them categorized by LID. Yes, it is true they are in order. At the top are the LID's who are next to receive their referrals. Then they progressively go down the list of favorites. If you are lucky enough to have received your daughter (at this point all my fav blogs have been referred daughters), then you drop to the bottom of the list.

The Laukats hold a special place for me as they are the first family I started stalking. I am holding my breath for those awaiting TA's (travel assignments, B.G., G.J. F.) and referrals (T-F).

Who are these people you ask? I don't know. But, we are all in the same boat paper chasing, waiting, guessing what China will do next. Do they know I exist? No, not unless I make myself known as I did with G. I am sure that their are a few individuals stalking me. If so, now is a great time to ID yourself. Just say Hi, leave and your LID and your blog address. If you stalk me, I'll stalk you.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A beef and something sweet

Alright, I'll start with the beef! So, remember that I wrote all those politicians? See June 4, 2006 post. (EEWW, I have to take a shower now. I don't much care for politicians. They are icky!) Ok, back on topic here.

I wrote all these people, including Senator Warner, Senator Allen, El Presidente, Representative Scott, Ann, and Emilio. I received two responses...........
First was Senator Warner! Thanks Johnny. His letter was actually pretty good. He knew what I was talking about and gave reasons, albeit reasons that blew smoke up my skirt, but reasons nonetheless for the 15 month and 18 month expiry.

Then El Presidente wrote back,'m sorta, kinda. Some low person on the pole (like the bottom) sent me a two line stock letter. The President appreciates your letter and takes your concerns seriously. Seriously, my foot!!! Do you even know what the hell I am talking about, Dubya??

I heard via RQ that a Representative in NM has introduced legislation extending the I-171H. Kudos Heather! So I shot an e-mail off to Booby Scott (no, that wasn't a typo). I doubt he'll want to help after I gave 'em hell for NOT responding and then got to my point about the I-171H. We shall see.

OK that concludes the beef portion...
Now the Sweet stuff....
Here's a hot cup'o'joe latte with Vanilla Chai creamer raised in honor of those families who will be receiving their referrals in the next day or two. Families from June 29 through July 13 have been matched!! Hooray. For those of you who missed it by a a few days, it sucks! But get ready things are 'a' changing soon enough.

My thoughts are hurry up and get through the beef to get to the sweet stuff. The dessert is much better!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Number Day

Today is a milestone number day! We have been logged-in with the CCAA for 150 days! With a wait of approximately 548 days (i.e. 18 months), we are now at approximately 398 days. We are about 28% down for our wait time. That is assuming (_!_)-inserted ass icon-you know the ass, you, me thing-, those numbers are real....

Friday, July 14, 2006

TAG! You're it!!!

If you have read the title of this post, then consider yourself tagged! Read on fellow bloggers to see what you must do....It is all about the sevens.

7 Things I Want to do Before I Die
1. Travel to every continent
2. Go on an African Safari
3. Travel to Morocco
4. Laugh everyday
5. Own another sailboat
6. Learn to windsurf
7. Be the best Wife and Mom I can be

7 Things I CANNOT do
1. I cannot sing, although in the car I have a great voice :)
2. I cannot make jello
3. I cannot stand it when people touch my feet
4. I cannot talk softly
5. I cannot eat overcooked steak
6. I cannot stand children eating in my car, I cannot stand a dirty car!
7. I cannot say I am sorry

7 Things I CAN Do
1. I can teach children how to read
2. I can cook (aside from Jello)
3. I can be a friend
4. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue (quirky-huh?)
5. I can crack gum and blow bubbles
6. I can assemble anything just like a man would (with no instructions, maybe
7. I can be a bitch and say mean things when I am mad!

7 Things That Attracted Me to My Husband
1. He was single
2. He has the most beautiful color of eyes
3. He is a big guy, I feel/felt safe
4. He has a huge heart
5. He is kind
6. He says I am sorry
7. He can't dance or sing, but he thinks he can

7 Things I say Most Often
1. Montessori? well it is a method/philosophy of educating children......
2. Oh, my stars(in the company of children)
3. *&^%$&&$#@!#$% (in the company of adults)
4. Actually
5. Yes
6. No
7. Honey, where's my coffee?

7 Books I love
1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
2. Chrysanthemum
3. The Kitchen God's Wife
4. The Devil Wears Prada
5. The Accidental Virgin
6. Twenty Things Adopted Children Wished Their Parents Knew
7. The Montessori Controversy

7 Movies I Love
1. Braveheart
2. Dances with Wolves
3. Bull Durham
4. Crash
5. Ocean's Eleven
6. Unfaithful
7. Jurrasic Park

That's it kiddos...your turn!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Heller there one and all. I know, I know, I have neglected you all! I know I have had my e-mail inbox flooded, I mean FLOODED, with requests to get back on the bandwagon and post something. (NOT!) Well, I am back. Let's just say the school finally opened (it almost didn't). I have been consumed by that for the last 3 weeks.
So kids, fellow adopters, question here.......Are we all type A personalities? or what? I just received an e-mail from one of my many adoption groups asking about Cheerios....So how do you pack them, without arriving with only Cheerio crumbs? I have asked myself that question a million times, until the BTDT woman, let's call her R, to protect her idenity of course, suggested to put them in my thermos. Then, I figured, wow, stuff them into the bottles too!!!
Overachievers anonymous here I come, anyone what to join me????