I Want A House Full

This is a place where I can share my thoughts, both good and bad, about the process of adoption and about life in general.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's Been A Long Time

Well, I have been silent for a while. ....finishing my home study, starting a new job.....
Still not totally back into it.

Until later.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Still Extremely Busy

I had my second appointment with the social worker and we did the biography. The last meeting is on March 30. Thank God it will be over soon!

I've had the new door put in but it looks stupid! The frame fits but the door is a full 2 inches off the floor. I have called Home Depot for a resolution.

I haven't worked on the doll at all.

I still haven't found my digital camera.

Until later...

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Extremely Busy

I'm switching jobs in another week and a half and I have been extremely busy. I have the second visit with my social worker on Thursday. Other than that, not much going on.

I still can't find my digital;l camera.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

We're Moving Again

I have returned the barrage of paperwork to the home study agency and they have contacted me to set up my second home study interview for March 2.

I got a new job yesterday and hope to start around March 1. It will be an additional 45 minutes worth of commute each way per day, but I think it will be worth it. It's not much more money, but once established I can work from home and have a flexible work schedule. I told them at the interview about my adoption plans and they stated "We're a family company." We'll see. Whether or not they are a family company, I am a family person.

I haven't done anything on the doll but move it around. I need to start on the hands or feet next.

The custom door I ordered for my daughter's room has come in. It will be installed on February 22. Then I can start decorating the room.

Need to ask the social worker about our "community" room. I don't think it will be acceptable. I may need to have the opening between my room and hers closed off.


Until later....

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Quickie Update

Good News: I received my last letter of reference (finally) Monday night.

Bad News: I have to specify a guardian for my child in case something happens to me. My original guardian(s) signed the forms and then felt they could not do it. That was last Friday night when they called me.


Good News: Saturday morning, I found another guardian in the most unlikely place. He had no problem agreeing to be the guardian for my child and was surprised that I has reservations about asking him. It wasn't because I didn't trust him, I just didn't think he would want to do it.

The doll head is finished for now. I did some work on the ears and now she is ready for the mold-maker (Me!) Meanwhile, I'll get started on the hands and feet. I would take a picture, but I can't find my camera. Hmmmm.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Doll - End of Day 4


I haven't worked on the doll in a couple of days, choosing to do some attachment reading.

I formed up a basic neck/shoulder, continued to shape the back of the head and added a hint of the ears. The head shape need more refinement, but I'll do that last after I've finished with the ears.

Almost done with the combination head/shoulder. I think I'll keep them together for now.


Normally, I need a name during the creation, but not this time.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Commemorative Doll - End of Day 3


I didn't feel like doing much today, so I filled in the back of the head. I did a little shaping and started on the neck.

.....Not very motivated today......