Thursday, February 25, 2010

While we wait

The last six months we were pretty busy with adoption stuff.  A few months ago, someone asked me what I liked to do with my free time.  The first answer that came into my mind was, "I fill out adoption paperwork."  Ha!  I did manage to say something about spending time with my dogs, but I had to think about it!  After we turned everything into our social worker, it took me a few weeks to feel like I wasn't forgetting to do something when I found free time.  After rushing to get the paperwork done, it's kinda hard to just wait.  It feels like there something you ought to be doing to help your child come home faster.  I have a few projects that are going to keep me busy for a while, and hopefully they will help this time of waiting go by faster.
1.  Finally painting our basement.  It needed to be painted when we moved into this house - almost two years ago.  I started last week.  Pics coming soon, although I'm not finished painting.

2.  Repairing some messy grout work in two of our bathrooms.  We had ceramic tile installed in our bathrooms last year, and the "professionals" that did it, didn't do a good job with the grout.  I blogged about our frustrations.  If you click on the label "home renovations" you will find the posts.  I'm going to see if I can fix it myself.

3.  Moving our office downstairs.  Then we will turn the room that had been the office into a kid's room.  I'm not going to start this right away.  We're still months away from having our kids home.  When I am ready to start decorating, I'm going to use a Dr. Seuss theme.  That will do for a boy or girl.

4.  Take a photography class.  One of the camera stores near us offers a lot of classes, and I'm going to take at least a couple them.  Some of them last a whole day, and some of them are just for a few hours.  Speaking of photography, I'm kinda bummed that the main lens I use has reached the end of it's life span.  It's 8 years old, and I've taken thousands of pictures with it.  It had a good run.  I'm looking for a new one that doesn't cost $$$$.

5. Lay ceramic tile in the half-bath in our basement.  After watching the "professionals" put tile in our other bathrooms and being disgruntled with the quality of work, I decided that I'm going to give this a try myself.  I'm going to take a class at Home Depot and borrow and wet saw from one of my coworkers.


  1. Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy with home renovations! I'm working on the laundry room right now. This month has been all about purging. Eventually I would like to paint, and do something about the cracked cement floor. Little by little we're working on our home. By the time I get it to where I like everything about it, it will be time to move to something bigger! Oh well, that's how it goes. :)

    Keep us posted and let us know when the waiting is over.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I've decided that you will tackle anything. Hats off to you for all your upcoming projects. I'll look forward to seeing pictures of the finished work. Always enjoy your blog!

  3. Sounds like you're staying busy! Time always seems to pass so much faster when you don't have the time to look at the clock! :) Happy project-ing!

  4. Hope the adoption process goes well!

    That's quite a list of projects to keep you going. I started doing the project 365 where I take a photo everyday and put it on my blog. It's tough but I've really started getting more comfortable using my camera.

    Enjoy your project.

  5. You've got a great project list. Way to go! My main project is to purge...we just have to much stuff!
    Sure hope the adoption moves forward quickly and easily.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. whew, that's a lot of work! Good luck with all of those projects!

  7. Sounds like you have done a lot. Good job!

    I have heard that it is a lot of paperwork for adopting. Hope everything will go smoothly with that. It's very exciting!

    - Joyce