School Begins and Z Meeting

Kindergarten began again on Monday. Boy, do I have an interesting class! They are going to go down in the books- that’s for sure! We had a rough first day, yesterday was better, but today was more of the same behavior from Monday. I do love a challenge, though. I think that’s part of being a teacher.

Today, one little boy asked me if I had any kids. When I told him I didn’t, he responded, “You should work on that.” I had to walk away to keep him from seeing me laughing. Oh, kids do say the darnedest.

Tonight J hopes to meet with Z to find out what her plans are for her baby/ if she’s made plans. She should almost be 3 months along. I’m really praying that she comes to grips with the situation and won’t continue to live in denial. J said he would let us know how it goes…

I’m a month ahead in my lesson planning and plan to continue to stay ahead so that if/when we get the call to foster, I’ll be able to take some time off without having to rush and make lesson plans.

Tonight we’re going out to eat to celebrate a friend’s birthday… which means I don’t have to cook! Which makes me a very happy lady! (It’s the little things, I know.)

This post was kinda all over the place. Sorry! Hope you’re having a great week!


Brain. Dead.

We had our home study yesterday. It started at 1:00 in the afternoon. The representative from our agency left at 8:00 last night. Needless to say, it was a long and exhausting interview. The joint interview took 3 1/2 hours and then we each did an individual interview which lasted about 1 1/2 – 2 hours a piece.

So many have asked what kind of questions could be asked where an interview would take 7 hours… our answer: We have no idea. Really. There are a few questions we remember, but for the most part, the interviews are a blur. When she left last night, we went to our favorite burger place, came home, and were asleep by 10.

We’re both so glad that the home study is over and done. Now, the hard part- waiting! We’ll know in about a month whether they decide to partner with us and license us. Then -finally!- the fun part. Parenting!


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Teacher in-service started today. (I’m brain dead.)

Our worker from the agency called to set up the home study. (Of course, my first day back!)

For Saturday. (Oh my goodness, this could soon be over… or just beginning!)

I’m excited and nervous. (Pleaseletherlikeus. Pleaseletherlikeus.)

Any tips?

It’s About Time

After waiting 3 weeks for our home study/interview to be scheduled, I finally emailed yesterday to find out how much more waiting we would have to endure. The result: we’ve been assigned a person who will be contacting us soon to set up both the study and the interview. I love our agency and I’m so glad we’re going through them, but sometimes I have to wonder how much longer we would have waited to hear from them if I hadn’t emailed.

Our baby/toddler room is almost completely finished. The crib has been put together, art is hanging on the wall, and my sewing machine has been put to the test. The only thing left is a dresser, which we’ve been searching cra.igs for everyday. Once it’s all finished, I’ll post pictures on here. I can’t wait to share it!

I’ll leave you with this short video of a joke, that once you hear the punchline, you’ll find yourself saying it over and over. Seriously. Have a great weekend!

I heart etsy.

Etsy has become one of my favorite sites this summer. I love looking through the handpicked collections to see what others really like. And there’s so much to like because etsy has so many fun items!

Here are some of my favorites:

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How about you? Do you love etsy? Or do you have another site you browse religiously? 😉

What I’ve been doing today…

Tracking the shipping progress of the replacement parts for our crib- since the box arrived with two broken pieces. Fingers crossed that everything comes in one piece today!