Art On A Limb

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sharing All This?

Okay, I know I just posted about my siblings, but I guess I have somewhat of a confession to make... this blog is completely private. No one in my entire family even knows it exists - not my husband, not my daughter, not my parents, or siblings.

Yet, the whole thing is open to anyone, anywhere... I haven't decided if that's too weird or not, but it's working for me in the moment.

My husband really just isn't interested in sitting in front of a computer - I get this, "I sit in front of one all day long at work, why would I want to come home and do it here?" I do, too, but I don't see it as "work" but more of a release.

Our daughter is very active, so her spare time is spent swimming, playing volleyball, or flirting - or any combination of the group. Flirting might be number 1.

Looks like I'm ready to get back in the groove. Do you share your blog with friends and family? Coworkers?

Do you share your blog with your friends and family?

Super Siblings

I have a great sister. She's really been my overall best friend. My brother is in the top two as well. I'm finding the older I am, how very much I value both my brother and my sister.

I am the oldest. When we were growing up, there was all the typical rivalries and competitiveness, but that's all behind us now. Well, it rears it's head once in a while, but not often.

How do you get along with your siblings?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Before the Month is Over

Well, we've been parents for a month and 5 days and it feels like forever. We jumped right in at the onset of puberty, and this child is very open to discussing all subjects.

Last night, I was informed she would probably be having sex by age 16. I informed her she would not. Then, she went on to tell me all about how things work - you would not believe some of the crazy ideas these kids get.

Anyway, I told her if she felt like she was seriously considering it, we needed to talk and get her "protected" - she was flabbergasted that I wouldn't just say, "You aren't allowed to have sex until you get married." I told her she wasn't allowed to have sex until she got married, but this was just a precautionary measure. When I explained what a trip to the gynecologist was like, she changed her mind - lol.

My brother-in-law showed up unexpectedly last night and spent the night with us - he was passing through for work, so it was really nice for my husband to have guy-time with his favorite brother.

That's all that's going on in my world right now....

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Completion!

I know, I know... I keep saying I'll be back on track... here's my attempt to start. Well, we got through the hurrican and whirlwind and now are the official parents of a 14 year old. Goodness! It's worth every moment of it all.

Our adoption went splendidly on March 20th - this is our daughter's birthday. As I mentioned before, she was so excited to get adopted on her actual birthday. The whole day was like a big extravaganza. She originally came from a much smaller country than the one in which we live, so we had to do the adoption in that county. Well, lo and behold, Lisa had been featured twice on a local TV station as a child available for adoption in the past and the station just happened to call CPS prior to our finalization date to see if there were any children getting adopted they could feature.

When they heard it was Lisa, they kicked it into high gear - the whole proceedings were filmed (and supposedly this judge does not care for filming in his courtroom, but he allowed it this time)and then all 3 of us were interviewed separately. My husband and Lisa did fine - I cried like a baby through the whole darn thing.

So, it's final. And it feels SO good to have it done.

My goal now is to get back on track.

I've missed this more than I realized.