Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm into gray

It looks like I'm into grays latley- both my knitting projects are being done in gray. I will admit, I do love grays, browns and greens! I'm knitting the Elisa's Nest Tote found on Purl Bee's website using hemp:

And still working on Flicca! Here's the SLOW progress on my first sleeve. I think it's just too hot to be knitting a sweater, I'm not movtivated!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Will I ever finish a project?

So, I started another new knitting project. It's Elisa's nest tote from the Purl Soho Bee website. I'm using Allhemp yarn for it in a light gray. I'm excited about it, but still have my baby blanket and Flicca to finish. I think I've been working on my first Flicca sleeve for about 2 months! As long as it's done by winter!

Our dossier for the adoption is SO close to being done. I'm really hoping everything from our end will be done this week. We'll most likely just be waiting for our I-171H. Atleast the fingerprinting for that has already been completed. We're just still trying to get the final home study report reviewed and sent to INS. We have a notary coming to our house (my friend's sister- so nice!) on Wednesday to get most of our stuff notarized. I was hoping to have it all done before we went back to teaching in August so we could just drive the papers to Sacramento to get apostilled instead of mailing them, but we'll probably just have to mail them. It's too hard to have to miss work right at the beginning of the school year.

I've also been going into to work a ton this summer. I love having my classroom organized and ready to go, and since I will be visiting my family in New Jersey the week before school starts, I need to have it all ready. This is definitely a busy week. I feel like I haven't had hardly any days to relax and knit and think of nothing. Hopefully next week. Except I'm always saying that!

Once I get this bag knitted a bit further, I'll get a picture posted.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Dossier, dossier, dossier, dossier, grrrrrrrrr

This is all that goes through my head lately. Ugh! I just want to get this done. I know many adopters say to enjoy this time, the part where we have control over everything, but I think I am going to more enjoy the part of waiting and hoping. This paperwork is just becoming the end of me. We're battling the police departments trying to get a notarized criminal background check, our doctor doesn't have letterhead to put our medical check on, but our agency (or country) requires it, still waiting for an appt. date for our INS fingerprints to get our !-171H to complete our dossier, and two of our reference letter writers are out of town and unable to be reached. It's just a bunch of little things adding up to make me want to take all the papers and throw them around the room and stomp on them! :) (But, of course, I won't--that would make the anxiety even worse.) I can't wait for the day when I submit my final dossier!!!! Please, hurry day!!!!