Tagged with worry

A Glass Half-Empty Kind of Guy

A Glass Half-Empty Kind of Guy

*A* and I are an interesting balance – I bake the cheesecakes, she fixes the plumbing. I mow the yard, she turns herself into Julia Child on Sunday afternoons. I’m the worrier, she eagerly anticipates good things.  I’ve always described myself as a “realist,” (code for pessimist, I admit), she’s the sunny optimist.  It’s not … Continue reading

Opening up to Open Adoption

Opening up to Open Adoption

When *A* and I first started researching adoption, we had a couple of notions in our heads about what the adoption process and raising an adopted child might be like.  Collectively, we’ve known a few people who were adopted, and have known at least one family who adopted.  Prior to cracking a few books on … Continue reading

Home Study Visit #1

Home Study Visit #1

After some last minute rushing around to make things as perfect as possible, wherein the cats were threatened to stay out of the litter box for at least two hours, Tucker was relocated to the back porch, coffee made, scones baked and four kinds of fruit (organic, even!) cut for a nice little tray, we nervously welcomed our social … Continue reading

Sprucing Up Outside

Sprucing Up Outside

Obviously, this post is a few days late, as our first homestudy visit was two days ago (more to come).  We did a three-day overhaul of our it’s-really-not-that-bad house and we thought we’d share the fun in photos.  We’d already spent Memorial Day getting plants out and doing some general sprucing up: Found another patch … Continue reading

The one time you don’t answer the phone…

The one time you don’t answer the phone…

…and it’s your new social worker trying to schedule your homestudy visits! Well, don’t I feel sheepish!  I was all set for a long wait to get the homestudy started, and though that first phone call took a week, our new social worker was ready to go! We already have our two in-home visits scheduled.  … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday: Waiting to Wait

Thoughtful Thursday: Waiting to Wait

It’s certainly a rarity that I’m accused of being overly patient.  I’m sure it’s happened before.  Not at the moment, though.  It’s already been only been a week, and we’re still anxiously awaiting our first call from our newly assigned social worker. We’ve known from the beginning that the waiting part of this process would … Continue reading

Imagination & Sweet Moon Baby

Imagination & Sweet Moon Baby

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale Written by Karen Henry Clark, Illustrated by Patrice Barton Published in 2010 by Knopf, NY This is a short book, and for *A,* it was a fairly straightforward, sweet fairy tale.  For me, initially, it was fraught with difficulty.  Or perhaps, I was the one experiencing the difficulty.  Discussion … Continue reading

A promise not to lurk…or at least, to lurk less

A promise not to lurk…or at least, to lurk less

In the last few weeks, I (*e*) have been doing entirely too much reading of other people’s adoption stories.  I admit freely that this lurking around to read about other people, most of whom are part of the same Open Adoption blogroll that we joined,  has started to become problematic, especially where we are, the starting line.  This … Continue reading