First thing's first. Surprise! - Our paperwork is in and our home visit is scheduled for the morning of October 15. I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't nervous. Not so much about the house. Those of you who know me well know that the house is always in order. I don't live or work well in chaos, so it's not the order of the house that makes me nervous. It's the going over every aspect of your life part that makes me nervous. I'm good at putting my thoughts on paper, but I sometimes get flustered trying to put my thoughts into words... that's the part that worries me. I'm sure it will be fine, but - naturally - I have to worry about something. That's just who I am.
In the world of nursery furniture, our crib that we originally ordered from Wal-Mart and had to re-order at Babies R Us never arrived. Again. This forced me to accept that somewhere, someone just does not want me to have this particular crib. So on Saturday morning, I headed out on the Great American Crib Hunt for a white convertible crib that cost less than $200. And I found one! It was actually less expensive than the original crib we picked out, too. We bought it and brought it home today, and Joey is going to put it together this week.
Aside from getting things together for the home visit, I've also been hard at work with my fellow RESOLVE volunteers to organize a big adoption event here in the Orlando area. Sadly, I just found out late last week that I won't be able to attend the event because I have a big presentation in one of my grad school classes (another part of my life that's been occupying most of my free time). But I hope that you can attend if you're in the Central Florida area. Here are the details:
When: Monday, October 10
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, 9400 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
Join the Central Florida affiliate of RESOLVE as they host an exciting evening focusing on various aspects of adoption. This seminar offers valuable information for people considering adoption as a future option, those beginning to gather information, or those already on the path to adoption. Presenters include adoption professionals and adoptive parents.
For more information and to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.