Friday, May 2, 2008

Okay, This is a Long One, But It Really Happened

I know you all have had one of those days where nothing goes right and you feel like a black cloud must be followoing you? And that it must be some conspiracy or something? Well, since I have no I 171 news to tell you, I'll tell you about this strange day I had. It just makes me sit back and ask "Whats up?" The first thing happened this morning. And I blame it all on the "Adoption Psychosis". I just got off the phone with Toni in St Louis and realized I could fed ex her all our dossier, minus the I 171. DUH!! If you havent gotten this far yet, learn from my doings. Just send it when all the state certifications are done, cuz that way, Roxanne in St Louis will look it all over 1 more time with a fine tooth comb. If I need to redo, or add to it, I could have it all by the time this I 171 comes. Anyway, I decided to run out real quick to the shipping store before the rain started. I got almost all the way to the store when I realized I didnt bring my debit card (thats all I pay with). So, I turned to go back home. By then it was raining pretty hard. And I was hurrying to "git er done" cuz my 5 year old was to be quietly playing while my husband rested. I pull into the driveway and push my garage door opener and got out of the truck WITH IT STILL IN DRIVE!!!!!!! I was like 'HOLY !#*#^!!!! I kept thinking I gotta catch it and jump back in!!! QUICK! I tried once and it hurt, but I just had to let it hurt. So, I jumped for it again! I got in that time just as the truck hit the trash can and house! And, amazing enough, the trash can cushioned the impact and the house was not damaged. Nor the truck. Nor me, So, anyway, I just thought when I got our dossier sent off, I just needed to stay put at home. So, thats what I did. I thought all was well then until I was getting Bradley set up for painting. There I was, doing something as simple as this. I couldnt open the caps off the paint brushes, so I opened it with my teeth! How stupid is that!?! There I was, got the cap off alright, and a mouth and face full of blue paint!!!!! There I was frantically checking, "non toxic right"? on the package, while blue paint dripped from my face. Well, that is when I got inspired to write this post. So, there is my wierd day. Anyone top that?


The Walker's said...

That's a great idea to send everything else in early. We had an issue with one of our authentications, and set us back a week. This way you can nip any issues in the bud while you are waiting. Or at least she can save you time by looking over everything else first. I want to say about week had passed before she contacted us about our issue.

Hope tomotrrow is a better day!

angie said...

oh, i am so sorry about your day :(

things will get better once you have that piece of paper in your hand. good idea about sending your dossier ahead! i might do that while we are waiting on our last birth certificate!

hang in there...tomorrow is a new day :)

Marvin and Marissa Voke said...

Hmmm...I don'tknow if I could top that day, but I'm sure I could match it! :+) Days like that are what make your adoption process unique to YOU! You will always be able to look back at this day and laugh at yourself (though you might not feeling like it yet...:+)

The "psychosis" will pass. ANd once you get your baby home you will have a whole lot more posts about crazy days!

LISA said...

You definetly had a WEIRD day!!
No women allowed in the BLUE MAN GROUP!!hee hee

Annie said...

Those are the type of days that make you appreciate the really good ones, right??

I call it pre-adoption (paperwork) stress....that it'll do it to you. Here's hoping that today was already a better one!

Jodi said...

Oh MY!!!!! I can't top that one. I am sorry but I am sort of laughing my head off... I can just see it happening to me... whew - be thankful that day is over, huh? Did you take a picture of the blue paint. That would be the best!

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Oh Fran I am thinking about you. We just received our I171 after 8 weeks, its feels like forever, I know its coming soon for you hang in there.