While we were adopting the first go around...I became obsessed with blogs on adoption, the Gladney FBI list, and the gladney yahoo group. Anything that would bring news. Even if the news was not particularly good. There was nothing worse when everything was quiet. I would live vicariously through the other referrals. Don't laugh but I had even broken the FBI down into statistical charts. Crazy. I know.
Don't quote me on this in a few months, but this time I am going to attempt to put what I learned into practice. I learned....patience. Really, I have. I refuse to I find that I am again stalking blogs. Waiting for news. I have told myself...STOP! It is the biggest waste of my time. Time that I should/could be doing something so much more productive. We have finished everything we can do. Homestudy is done. Now we wait for our wonderful SW to write it, Gladney to edit it. Then we submit it to CIS. Now, I have made some unbelievable friends from all that blog stalking. So, don't get me wrong. I will look at other blogs, I will watch and pray and worry. But I am going to limit myself. I am going to nurture my mind, body, and spirit in other ways, too. So this is what I am doing now that we are done with all the paper gathering:
Gratuitous picture just because
1. yoga every morning to help myself get back to a less creaky self because as we add the younger children, I am more and more aware of how old I am!
2. journaling to help tell teddy bear what we were doing before teddy bear got here.
3. finished Bella's adoption book. Need to work on the older kids' books.
4. nesting in a big and fun way.... so I share some of the blogs that I have subscribed to. Here are some pretty creative women who have inspired me. Have fun:)