I realized this morning, as I was washing my hair (seriously, some of my best laid plans are hatched while I’m washing my hair…there’s something so soothing about the hot water, the smell of the shampoo, the peaceful quiet of the morning where anything is possible…but I digress) that it had been quite some time since I had posted on my blog. I had told myself at the beginning of the year, that I would try harder to not neglect my blog…that I’d post at least once a week, even if it was just a mindless dump of the random happenstances in life. Sure enough…didn’t happen…obviously. Which is why I’m now apologizing (somewhat verbosely) to all you readers for my slacking.
Let’s see…what’s been going on? Not a whole lot, to be honest. We’ve been keeping ourselves busy throughout the adoption wait, even though it feels like it’s been forever. It’s been nearly 3 months since we went “live” with our agency, and nothing so far. I thought I’d be ok with the wait once the home study was signed off on, because everything would be out of my hands. Wow…was I wrong. This wait is HARD. Some days I don’t think about it a lot, other days it’s all that is on my mind. But, overall, it’s moving along!
The house is coming together, somewhat slowly, but surely. We’re working on the basement…the pool table room is finally painted (first time it’s been all one color in over 2 years), and we’re ordering the ceiling shortly. Thankfully, not a TON needs done in that room after the ceiling…a few tiles need replaced, then do all the trim work, but that’s about it! Then we can mount the TV, pull back in the exercise equipment, and call it a day! Then, we can focus more on the nursery stuff, which has taken a backseat to other home remodels.
Otherwise, work is going well. Same stuff, different day. J and I have been trying to make more of an effort to exercise and get outside while the weather is nice, so that’s been really good. We both bought kayaks, so we try to get out on the lake or the river at least once or twice a week…it’s something we can do together that we really enjoy, plus it’s super relaxing! We don’t really have any major trips lined up, at least not this summer. We’ll be doing a roadtrip in the fall to visit a friend in Connecticut, so that’ll be really fun! All things to look forward to, which is nice.
And that’s about it! Life has been moving on, steadily, this past month. I haven’t been crocheting much (too hot outside and I haven’t really felt the impulse to create anything), so that’s been put on hold. I’m sure once the weather cools off, I’ll start in again, probably another baby blanket for the adoption. We keep hanging on and hanging out, and hopefully soon you’ll be seeing an update that we’ve been matched!