Monday, January 18, 2010

I feel like I should be doing something...

The girls are asleep. The boys are not here today on account of illness. I am wired from too much morning caffeine. And I know I should be doing something during this nap window, but I can't for the life of me figure out exactly what it is.

This weekend, I finished up most of our homestudy paperwork. Yep, we have to update our's been a year, so we have to repeat most of the paperwork, have a visit from our social worker, and have the whole thing rewritten. Oh, and pay for an update, which is much cheaper than a first-time homestudy, but still. This week, we both have to get TB tests, send off a medical report form to each of our doctors for their signatures, get a county criminal history limited check and send off for the state criminal history checks. Oh, and get our fingerprints done electronically. You'd think, since fingerprints never change, that we wouldn't have to do this every freakin' year. But you'd be wrong. *Sigh*

The good news is that all of the homestudy paperwork (on our end) should be finished by the end of the week. Then we can check THAT off of our to-do list.

It's getting warmer here. Not warm, by any means, but above freezing, which feels pretty warm after the cold spell we'd been having. We decided to get a little fresh air this weekend by taking a couple of short walks. Olivia enjoyed exploring, finding wonder and amazement in the smallest things. "Look...a rock! See the bird? There's some water down there!" It reminded me how much we miss during the cold months when we are stuck inside. She is so observant and is learning so much about the world when we are outside.

"Look, Mommy. The corn is gone! The birds ate it all. That's so sad..."

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

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