Thursday, August 30, 2007

8 Months!?!?

How did that happen??

Yesterday was 8 months since our dossier has been logged in! Here is a little "8" flashback for those of you that watched Sesame Street.

I have been counting down the days until my vacation, since today is Thursday I only have one more day before my vacation starts!! YAHOO!! Larry and I are loading up the car and heading to New Brunswick!
We have been together for 11 years and have never gone on vacation together. I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas, lol! I have only been to New Brunswick once and I drove in and then drove right back home, I can't wait to actually get there and be a tourist!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Did someone say...Picnic?

Nope, not quite...

We call it ... a "bitch-nic".

Today two of my co-workers and I went out to the park for lunch. We have been doing this at least once or twice a week for most of the summer. It gives us some time to vent and release some stress. Today they both let me talk (whine & moan) about the homestudy update situation in Nova Scotia.

Here is some information about this topic that someone shared in a group I am part of:

"The wait now (from LID to referral) is approximately 20 months and is still growing. So this issue will probably affect anyone who is now logged in. (that would be us)
A homestudy approval in NS is good for 2 years; a homestudy update is also good for 2 years.
The province is requiring that if your homestudy or update will expire before referral you will need an update. They are allowing people who are logged in using an update to do an additional update, which will be good for another 2 years.
The update will include: meeting with a social worker to review any changes, the social worker will call your references, a child abuse register check, a criminal records check, medicals, and financial statements. Depending on family circumstances this could cost anywhere from $500 to $1000 plus time off work and travel costs.
Sounds like a full fledge update to me!!" (ME TOO!)

Hopefully with some work and patience we can change this; so that re-doing all of this work we already did is not necessary. I am not saying that there should not be some kind of update but doesn't this seem a little extreme??

Monday, August 27, 2007

Countdown To Survivor

The tribe names Fei Long (飛龍) and Zhan Hu (戰虎) meaning Flying Dragon and Fighting Tiger respectively.

Below is the official cast of Survivor China:

Ashley Marie Massaro
Jean-Robert Bellande
Leslie Nease
Peih-Gee Law
Dave Cruser
Aaron Reisberger
Sherea Lloyd
Mike Zernow
Denise Martin
Erik Huffman
Jaime Dugan
Courtney Yates
James Clement
Steve Morris
Todd Herzog
Amanda Kimmel

Here is a great site I found that has great info. and updates about Survivor episodes. SURVIVOR

Back To Reality…

Yes, I know I have been gone for a while. But I'm back now! Thanks to those of you that were checking up on me to make sure all was ok. My computer was fixed long before now but I had a bad case of “Blogger Block”… not good! I was at a loss for words. (All of you that know me personally stop laughing!) When I did find the words, I was too busy. Now that summer is wrapping up and I have a week of vacation to look forward to maybe I can get my words and time together and get some regular posts going again.

I really enjoyed the break from blogging but on the other hand I really missed it too. I felt so out of touch with everyone, and I missed the comments terribly!!!! But I did try to keep up on some of the blogs I follow … but not all of them
so I have a lot of catching up to do.

Catching up on all those blogs will be a lot easier now with this on the way …

The “delivery date” is today!! For me this is a close 2nd to the “delivery” of a baby! (Can you tell I am excited?!) AND to make it even better … I ordered it in PINK!!! (Yes, I am a girly girl) So here I am waiting for my new pink baby to arrive. I think she will need a name, any suggestions?

** UPDATE **

I just spoke with someone at Dell, after waiting 25 min on hold! She told me the delivery date has been changed to Sept. 7!! Can you believe it!! I have to WAIT SOME MORE … boy oh boy my tolerance for waiting it getting to it’s maximum!


Thursday, August 02, 2007

(*&#^%#) Computer shmuter!!!

Well it feels like I have vanished from blogland, and I guess I sort of did but not by my choice. Our computer decided that since it is summertime it deserved a break … so that is what it did … BREAK!

So my friends, I am posting this from my Mom’s computer. I just wanted to let you know what happened and that I will be back … soon I hope!!

Today we are ordering a laptop and hopefully we will have it soon. So for now I will keep commenting on everyone’s blogs when I get somewhere that I can and with any luck I will be back making regular posts to my blog in no time.

Don’t forget to check back to read my catch up post of everything that has gone on since our computer went on “vacation”.