Lunch Dates

Today I had the chance to reconnect with a male friend who I use to date many years ago. We have a long history which includes some dark parts and some sunshine and roses parts. Truth be told, except that he hurt me badly the first time I would probably date him again. I love... Continue Reading →

Gad Awful Rooms

I must admit I am not a neat freak. HOWEVER clutter bothers the bejesus out of me. Enter three teen girls. M1 likes to throw stuff on her floor. She hoards food and I find it in drawers, bins and sometimes under her pillow. M2 throws stuff literally everywhere. She does not hoard food but... Continue Reading →

Whirlwind Days

You know in the playground so many years ago they had a spinning ride that your friends ran around to get you going then jumped on with you? You have to be a bit older I suppose to remember them but they were fun. Well they are fun when they are a ride and not... Continue Reading →

Finalization

Yep finally happened. 755 days after meeting N for the first time, we got to officially adopt her!!!! I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh or cry to be honest it seemed like such a crazy long journey. I was worried at the start of the day something would go wrong..did I mention I... Continue Reading →

Today’s Church Sermon

There was a song from a long time ago that went like this: He sang as if he knew me In all my dark despair And then he looked right through me As if I wasn't there And he just kept on singing Singing clear and strong Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my... Continue Reading →

Approaching Finalization

We are finalizing on¬†August 3 at 1 p.m.!!!!!!! Attorney C from our office will be present with ANYM and N. ANYM- The court said other family members/friends are welcome and cameras are fine but no balloons, signs, or cake.. Please confirm you received this email.¬† Thank you! Yep finally got the word. Believe it or... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion Part 2

Sunday rolls around and off to church we go. We help my Mom set up for the buffet afterwards and then headed up to mass. While we were sitting my niece and her Dad came in and sat next to me. She plopped down next to me and put her head on my shoulder....yep melted... Continue Reading →

Workplace Conundrum

I am not sure I write about my job but as of today things got a bit sticky. Let me start by saying I work for a great guy and my cubicle mate and I are super close. Love the team, love the job, the Director....well not everything is sunshine and roses...sigh.... So my boss... Continue Reading →

Weekend Planning

Tomorrow we are having a wonderful gift, we get Little Man and Little Bit for the weekend. We are planning to start out by going swimming at the YMCA then either spaghetti or burgers for dinner. Sunday we are going to Great Escape. I figured in the midst of all this trauma it would be... Continue Reading →

Devastating Birth Family News

Wow my head is still spinning. For those that do not know the story, I have known M1 and M2's family for over 16 years. I met M1 when she as 4 months old and was in her biological Aunt's life for a year before that...why does that matter....read on..... I got a phone call... Continue Reading →

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