Sunday, April 15, 2007

What went on in the world on...

Even though I wasn't officially 'tagged', this looked like way to much fun to pass up~so here goes.

Wiki Birthday Meme Thing - at least that is what it is called.
Here are the rules are:
1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day, but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)
6) Tag 5 other bloggers to complete

Events on my birthday (December 11th):

  • 1927-Guangzhou Uprising: Communist militia and workder red guards launch an uprising in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
  • 1941 - World War II - Germany & Italy declare war on the United States
  • 1972 - Apollo 17 becomes the sixth mission to land on the moon.
Born on my Birthday:
  • 1709- Louise Elisabeth of Orleans, queen consort of Spain
  • 1912- Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer
  • 1950- Christina Onassis, American heiress
Died on my Birthday:
  • 384- Pope Damascus I
  • 1941- John Gillespie Magee, Jr. , American Poet and aviator
  • 2006- Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world @ time of her death
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires

What a great distraction! I found this on a another site and it was a lot of fun to do. Thanks

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sad but true...

We too are sad that the CCAA recently sent out referral matches that spanned only 2 days (October 24-26, 2005). Our agency reports that they do not have any families logged in during this time frame.

Not great news in the adoption community! Though we are thrilled for those families who have been waiting a very long 17+ months at this point. There is no news as to when the next matches will arrive ~ they are usually approximately 32+ days apart.

So, if I can say WAAAHHHHH!!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Blogless in Seattle...

okay, Okay, OKay!!! I realize it's been a while ~ thirty days (4 weeks, 720 hours, 43,200 minutes) is more like it ~ since I last blogged. So I've had a few things keeping me busy...lets see children home sick from school, renewing our I-600A for adoption, wrestling matches, dessert theater, children home sick from school, re-fingerprinting for I-600A, trip to Colorado, did I say children home sick from school?

And Yes, it's true, I missed our 14 month LID anniversary on March 27th. I am choosing to move into denial mode rather than give any thought to the fact that it's not looking like any time soon we'll get even the hint of a referral. A more realistic scenario from our agency is it might be more like 20+ months from LID to referral ~ which would put us at somewhere between September to November.

Our hope and our prayer is that we will have our little girl home with us by the end of 2007. Man that's hard to say. Here we are only in April and the thought of December is so very far away. Good days and bad days seem to go with the adoption territory.