I realize I have not been to this site for quite a while. My only excuse...okay, I have two, is that a) I have been busy with something Nathan and I are working on and b) while I love second shift tremendously for my own sake because it works better with the way my body functions, it has not done my blog any favors.
It is my proposition, then that this hiatus comes to an end. I intend to make every effort to blog with greater frequency again to let everyone know what is going on in our lives and really just for my own mental sake. I hate the thought of having another failed diary. And that's kind of what this has always been, a less intimate, more public diary.
So...what is this big "project" Nathan and I are working on? Since I precieve it is mostly family and friends who read this page, I know you already know, but I'm going to put it here anyway, just so that I get to say it again and maybe someone will be surprised and excited for us about it all over again.
Last month, Nathan and I signed paperwork to officially begin working with an adoption agency. It's called Angel Adoptions and functions out of Cary,Illinois. We looked at several different agencies and ultimately chose Angel because we liked their size and the way they interacted with us when we were going through the "looking" phase and also because they were the most reasonably priced.
I always hate saying that, but it is true. The biggest reason we chose the company that was going to help us find our child was purely mercenary. I have since been told by someone who I know is in the middle of the adoption process that Angel is a great agency and we should be very happy with them, and that made me pretty happy.
The day we settled on an agency, I was changing the page on my daily knitting pattern calendar and the pattern that turned up for that day was for baby booties. I felt it was a good sign.