Thoughts. I have many. There’s a lot going on in my head. But I haven’t really had the energy to put it into a post. My last post was a CHEESY one. But I meant every word. (Unless there were grammatical or spelling errors. Then you’ll have to cut me some slack and figure out what I meant.)
-School started and I’m excited about this semester. I am nervous, as both classes (Cataloging & Classification, and Information Literacy & Instruction) are sort of new territory for me.
-Food Lush is ending and I’m so sad. I’ve really enjoyed being a part of that blog and I understand why Jennie has to let it go, but I’m sad I can’t do something to help. I guess I’ll make a food page on this blog and share recipes, dishes, and restaurants worth noting.
-I’ve been researching daycare programs and day schools and preschools for Eriana for this time next year, assuming I get into the PhD program I want.
-I’ve been weeding through forms and web sites regarding doctoral programs and am NERVOUS about even meeting with an advisor. I know that I can do it, but I am terrified that I’ll fail.
-Jim and I did some talking about babies, and are confident that we’re done with conceiving biological children. I know we’ve been down this road before, but committing to being done at the age of 27 with a single tragedy behind us, and being done at the age of 30 with two tragedies behind us and a healthy child in our arms is different. We are open to adopting, and I have started researching domestic adoption. I am meeting with a friend next week to discuss her family’s domestic adoption and to have some questions answered, and though domestic matters are truly foreign to me (ha, see what I did there?), I am confident that we will figure out what we need to do for our family. (As an aside: I have been researching international adoption for YEARS, and have several friends and acquaintances who have gone down that road. Researching domestic opens a whole new set of fears and questions. We shall see.)
-I want to start planning our trip to Seattle for this summer, but I’m having a lot of difficulty with starting that endeavor. But, PNW Friends, we’re still planning on July.
-I wish someone would just hand me, like, $100K. Wouldn’t that be great? I could pay off all of our debts but the house, and have money leftover for adoption costs and to top off our emergency fund.
Sorry I’m so scattered, Friends. Thanks for bearing with me!
There’s just no way I can properly express how much I love this kid and her (lack of) style.