Monday, January 26, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

Mandy tagged me, so here goes:

25 Random Things Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1. I stop for fast food breakfast about once a week.
2. I'm crazy about my son.
3. My car tends to be messy.
4. I remember every phone number I've ever had.
5. I hate doing laundry.
6. I was born at 2:06 on 3/06.
7. I used to ask Jesus not to return until I'd...whatever my current wish was.
8. I know almost the entire script to The Princess Bride.
9. I strongly dislike Anne of Green Gables 3, but LOVE the other 2.
10. It bugs me when movies based on books are nothing like the book.
11. I'm afraid to get sunburned.
12. I drive like a little old lady on snow and ice covered roads.
13. I can't stand tomatoes.
14. Strange textures in food bother me.
15. I sometimes avoid someone I know so I don't have to stop and chat.
16. I like some of my students better than others.
17. I want to get National Board Certification someday, but I'm not sure I want to work as hard as I'd have to to get it.
18. I'm reading through the Bible in a year.
19. I use "taking care of the baby" as an excuse not to do things that I'd rather not.
20. I'm a picker...nails, baby's cradle cap, etc.
21. I'm 31 and cover my gray hair with highlights.
22. I want an i-pod for my birthday, but I'm afraid it's frivolous when there are so many other things to use the money for.
23. I worry about money a lot.
24. I'm not good at teaching writing.
25. I miss my grandma often.

Now, I tag....
Sarah F

Friday, January 9, 2009

Post-placement visit

Our Social Worker visited last night for her 2nd post placement visit. Joshua was great, as usual. We talked for quite a bit about how things are going, what to expect next, and our next steps with Bethany.

We have an appointment on March 6 (my birthday) to drive to the agency in Waukesha, with Joshua, and fill out all the paperwork for court. That will be our final post placement visit, and pretty much the end of our formal relationship with Bethany Christian Services, although they will be available for questions or other things that come up. On March 17, they will file the paperwork here in Columbia County. They have to wait until the 17th, since Joshua came home on Sept. 17 and it has to be 6 months. Once they file, the court will let them know the date of our hearing, and they'll pass the info on to us. Joshua's "Gotcha Day" will likely be sometime in April. I'm hoping for a glorious spring day. I was surprised to learn that the SW doesn't come to the hearing, it's just for us and our families. I'm told that family court judges love adoption hearings, as it's one of the more positive aspects of their job.

In other news, Joshua is doing well. We haven't seen any teeth yet, but we've seen all the symptoms! He is reaching out for us a little and likes to watch Sadie walk around the room. He smiles and laughs, and "talks" to us quite a bit. He can roll on to his side from his back, but hasn't made it all the way over yet. On his tummy, he lays in crawling position, but doesn't really start to creep, and doesn't quite roll over yet. He loves his baby food, especially fruit.