Monday, November 22, 2010

Dossier Part 1 and more

Today was a great day in our adoption process. The last 2 documents came back from Austin with an apostille attached. I took them to the post office this afternoon, so they are now on their way to our agency. They in turn will send the documents to Russia to be translated and hopefully allow us to be registered in a region. The same mail brought us a fingerprint appointment from USCIS. We will travel to Lubbock in a couple of weeks to have our fingerprints done. Praise the Lord! Today was not such a good day otherwise. I feel pretty awful. I think it is just a really bad sinus infection. I stayed home from work for the first time this year. I wanted to cry. I have been working so hard to keep all my sick/personal days so we can use them for travel. I told my aide I will be there tomorrow even if I have to come in a medicated haze. At least I have good news to cheer me up. And a wonderful God, and a sweet husband.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blogging Question

I have noticed some blogs have music that plays when you open the blog. Could someone tell me how they did that? I have started a blog for my PreK class and I would like to have our Christmas program music on the blog so parents can hear the tune. Thanks!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Paperwork Stress

Who would have known that signing your name and the date over and over would be so stressful. I suppose that really isn't the stressful part. The stressful part is knowing how much time and work has gone into each paper and "what if" you have messed up some little detail and you have to redo something. Every big stack of papers that I put in the mail has caused some emotional upheaval. I think when the Dossier Part 1 papers come back from Austin with their beautiful apostilles (I am calling them beautiful even if they turn out to be boring) I will take a picture of me holding them in front of my fairly flat belly and call it a "paperwork pregnancy" picture. I feel pretty moody as of late. Why not? Of course that stack of papers still has to go in the mail. We are waiting on one document that we hope to pick up in person tomorrow, but it might not be done. I got an email, but I am not sure if I can get everything straight that may or may not be wrong before noon tomorrow. Ughh! I am so glad God is faithful and that He has never made me sign or date anything =).