Thursday, November 29, 2007


Okay, no news on the adoption front, which is the whole reason that I started the blog....

But, I did give my two weeks today and start the new job on the 17th... Now come on homestudy!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


On the off chance that anyone is still checking this, here is where we are... I emailed the home study caseworker the other day, like I usually do once a week, and asked if in her experience, she though that the background check would be much longer. I got a "Probably not. Happy Thanksgiving". Nothing like that personal touch huh?

Oh, and still at Oracle.. If anyone knows of any openings I would like to here about it though. =)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Background Check

For everyone who knows me well, you are aware that I am well known for my patience, in fact if you haven't already called me for advice on how to control your tempers, be understanding with your husband (hee hee heee) please feel free to do so.

Okay, all sarcasm aside - and if you weren't dropped on your head multiple times as a child by a one armed hunch backed nanny you can tell that I was laying it on pretty thick - anyone who is reading this and has already adopted or is in the process of doing so, how f*^#ng long did it take for your background check to be completed? This is driving me nuts. It was sent in the first week of October, and here we are, 2 days before Thanksgiving and no background check. Just curious........

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Same old Same old....

So, still nothing new to report, but I thought that I could put a few more pictures up from vacation. I know, lame, but I don't have anything else right now... Until Jessica works out a new job for me that is. ;)

On the water taxi from the airport in Venice to the hotel... I thought that I looked exceptionally good after all that flying and trying to drink the Crown Room in Atlanta out of Vodka - I really do blame Cory and the bartender he renamed for that.

Seriously, even in Florence I can't get away from this freaking car!!! Does ANYONE want a Porsche, know anyone who wants a Porsche???????

This is at Dolce Vite in the Piazza Navona. The older woman on the left is from Germany originally. She had 5 kids by the time she was 28, then her husband died in WWII, so she married the man on the right, whose birthday it was by the way, so that she could get out of there to come to America. She was so interesting.

This is in Florence. The legend is that if you roll a coin down the boar's snout/mouth, I can't even remember exactly, that you will return to Florence some day. Since this was Cory's favorite place, hands down, I think that is likely to happen. Right behind that hog is where I found my adorable brown purse!!!!

A little something for Jenny and Troy. Check out these lines at the Vatican... And on the other side, going up to the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel - there were NO lines. As in not a person in front of us.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


So yesterday I got an update on the Ethiopia program from our agency. It's a good thing that we had already pretty much decided that we (or at least I) would be traveling to Ethiopia, because now it is required. The escort option is no longer a possibility. Apparently the officials in Ethiopia did not like having the children escorted, pretty much for all of the same reasons that we had changed our minds. Bonding with the child while traveling, meeting the family, getting pictures of the country and where he was....etc.

Oh, and still waiting for the background check!! They must be backed up. Where's the trust? Everyone doing background checks. ;)

I'm also going to try and add a few pictures from Italy to this post. Let's see how it goes... Thought I would do this since I never remember to send them out.



Trevi Fountain

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Still waiting...

I suppose this is the nature of the beast, but it does seem to be taking quite a while for our background checks to come back.... It's not like we've done that many bad things. ;)

Once we get that back though, our caseworker has told me that she works fast, and will get the homestudy done quickly. We just need one mere reference to be returned as well. That one is one of Cory's jobs, so I'm sure it will be done soon. hee hee.

The social worker from the placement agency asked me how the dogs were going to deal with a child in the house. I am optimistic.... Although Tigger may pack his catnip and move out.

Halloween went pretty smoothly this year. No blood. Sake and Chivas were tied up and all three had a little puppy valium beforehand, but it went well. Shelby only scared one child, all 12 lbs of her. I don't get it. Other than that she just kept doing her cute little chipmunk pose until kids got close enough for her to get her front paws on their bags of candy. Smart girl.