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Sunday, July 31, 2005

A Month of Muttering Sundays

Seems like the time for Unconscious Muttering comes about so quickly lately!

  1. Risks:: Opportunities
  2. Abdominal:: Pain
  3. Radiant:: Being
  4. The usual:: bunch
  5. Mix and match:: clothing
  6. Wireless:: Radio
  7. Remedial:: Reading
  8. Mile:: Long
  9. Long lost:: relative
  10. Only one:: like you

Well, today was an errand day. My husband and I both had eye exams yesterday and today we went to pick out some glasses. My husband's prescription is so slight, they could make his in an hour. I have to wait a week (or so) before mine are ready, but I'm good with that.

Yesterday I also went to my niece's baby shower. Big fun was had by all... except for maybe my sister (her mother) who had it at her house.

We're hoping we hear more adoption stuff Monday. We really want to get this child as close to the start of school as possible. It starts August 10th here and we know we probably won't make it in that time frame, but we're hoping for as close as we can.

More as we know!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Another Adoption Update

Good and bad news today. We found out the 15 year old girl for whom we were selected has opted to not be adopted. She wants to stay with her foster family in Dallas and continue in her school. We knew this would be a possibility - especially at this age. We were so looking forward to her, but believe everything happens for a reason.

And that's where the good news comes in. At the same time, we were told we were also selected for a 13 year old. This little girl has more issues in her past, but her younger age is a bit more appealing because it allows us more time with her before she's driving and all that high school entails. It looks like this adoption might move quickly and we're just thrilled.

More as we know it, and, as always, we're always grateful for prayers, good thoughts, and vibes.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Blame it on Harry

Sunday's almost over and I'm just getting to my weekly Unconscious Mutterings. We can blame that on Harry Potter...

  1. Believing:: Faith
  2. Invasion:: of the Body Snatchers
  3. Boys:: Town
  4. Island:: of No Return
  5. Repeatedly:: Redundant
  6. Normal:: Temperature
  7. Hex:: Spell
  8. Tuxedo:: Penguin
  9. Virgin:: Islands
  10. Cereal:: Bowl

Here's knowing it'll be a great week! We're hoping to find out if we'll get to meet the young lady we're going to adopt - as always, we're accepting prayer, good thoughts, and good vibes.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday Finds

Friday already? Gotta love it!

Well, I am not sure what I feel like writing about since it's been such a LONG week, as far as work goes, for me. I have my new position that I am trying to learn while teaching someone else my old one. The person I am replacing is trying to learn his new one and teach me. Hopefully, by next week, we'll all be in our new places without needing as much guidance and won't be continually distracted by training.

I fell down in a parking lot this week and have a lovely skinned knee which feel awful every time it bends. It was one of those falls you aren't prepared for and I didn't break it with my hands (as they were full), so I fell full force on my knee. Ouch!

One good thing is it got me out of a meeting with my trainer tonight and gave me some free time to surf around.

I have to tell you how much I love RoboForm - it saves my passwords, etc... There is a free version, but I finally took the plunge and paid for the "pro" version. Life seems to be made up of gazillions of passwords now, doesn't it. I have one for all the following: the home security system, my email at home, email at work, security entrance at work, my online banking, all my various websites, seven separate functions at work, and many, many more - the work one are all changing every 30 days as well... sheesh! So, having a tool that saves them is a treasure!

But, it's the weekend and I look forward to just enjoying having one.

Want to know what time it is anywhere else in the world, try the World Time Server.

Are you watching Big Brother this season? (I know, I can't help it, I have been watching this one since season one). Anyway, here is a great spot to find out what's happening from those watching the live feeds: Media Friends

I also love Iconoid - a wonderful free program that makes your desktop icons disappear, but brings them back when you use your mouse. Sure makes your wallpaper nicer!

Speaking of wallpaper, Mamselle has wonderful calendar wallpapers available each month. Don't worry if August is still 2004, she updates them on the last day of the previous month, so the 2005's are due soon!

Okay, that's all I have right now - enjoy!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Hot and Whiney

I know this will be a whiney post, but it's just too darn hot! It's like someone put summer in an oven, threw us in there, and locked the door.

The thermometer doesn't reflect the actual heat, though. With a hurricane lurking in the Gulf, the humidity is even higher than it normally registers. (Can you have MORE than 100%).

I'll take a Houston winter ANY day!

Click for Houston, Texas Forecast

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Adoption Update

We've been really frustrated with our caseworker due to the lack of information. As you may know, if you've been here before, my husband and I are in the process of adopting an older child (a 15yr old girl). Trust me, going through CPS is an adventure. In what, I can't quite pinpoint, but you can bet if you've ever needed a test of patience, this would be the way to go!

Today, finally, we found out the girl received our "lifebook" which is a scrapbook of pictures of us, our home, neighborhood, the school she'll attend, our families, etc... which allows the child to "see" the people and places that will be her home. This is a big step meaning we're moving forward.

Our goal is to get her before August 10th so that she'll be able to start a new school year on time. I don't know if you ever moved in high school or junior high (I know, I'm old - it's middle school now, but in my mind, it's still "junior" high)...anyway, my family moved once and I had to enter a new school in the middle of the year. For the rest of that term, I was "the new girl." We don't want our girl to have that extra stressed added on her.

That's all I have for now - more as we go!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sunday Fun

It's that time again... a day to relax and just share some fun or interesting sites I've come across online. So, without further ado, here ya go!

Your Dictionary When you just can't remember...
Fahrenheit to Celsius Converter
Where's George? Track your dollar bills
World Time Server "Hey, what time is it in...?"
Despair, Inc Replace those posters in your office!
80's Lyrics Quiz
Create Your Own Avatar
Be a Lego!
Magnetic Poetry
Spell With flickr

And, I don't want to forget my Unconscious Mutterings for the week:

  1. Do-it-yourself:: Project
  2. Pickpocket:: Oliver
  3. Ballet:: Shoes
  4. Resumé:: Updated
  5. Phenom:: Fab
  6. Love/Hate:: Relationship
  7. Unusual:: Circumstances
  8. Intense:: Heat
  9. Interruption:: Cell Phone
  10. Not enough:: Time

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Into The Wild

Friday flew and now we're right smack in the middle of the weekend. They sure go quickly!

Today was kinda' fun. I released some books into "the wild" via BookCrossing and am hoping someone posts that they "captured" them sometime soon. Even if that doesn't happen, I have already been contact by two different people in Canada and we're going to trade some books, so for the price of postage, we all get new reads.

Well, I'm off to read some of my favorite blogs...

Thursday, July 07, 2005

What's wrong?

Friday is almost here and just the thought of it is great!

Our adoption process seems to be in limbo, however, this has given us an opportunity to learn to live our beliefs. We believe that everything will work out perfectly in its proper timing. It feels weird to accept what's what and not try to micro-manage the situation, but it is even more freeing to do so.

This morning we awoke to the news of the bombings in London. How sad it is to see this happening in this world once again. Our prayers are with the victims and their families and friends.

I hope we never face a day with kind of news again.

Monday, July 04, 2005


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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Patriotic Mutterings

Just home from a fun day at the lake and an incredible fireworks display... it feels GREAT to be in the A/C now!

Oh, and here are my Unconscious Mutterings for this week:

  1. Statistics:: Logistics
  2. Grin:: and bear it
  3. Saturn:: Rings
  4. Fulfilled:: Sated
  5. Life plan:: Goals
  6. Cult:: Leader
  7. Lily:: Munster
  8. Stalemate:: Dead end
  9. Celebration:: Party
  10. Underwear:: Fruit of the Loom

Friday, July 01, 2005

One by One

We are all One...

Weekends in Threes!

Three day weekend! Those are always good, aren't they? Of course, it's about a 1000 degrees here and it hasn't rained in a month, so the idea of hanging around outside isn't really appealing, but it might just end up being fun after all.

Still no further news on our adoption progress, but we're believing we'll get good info next week. As always, we're gladly accepting good thoughts, prayers, or vibes.

Well, off to do to blog reading and maybe creating a little artwork.

If I had my wish, it would be clear and 65 degrees right now... what would you like it to be??