Thursday, January 04, 2007


How am I supposed to keep up my piss poor attitude after I read this post from yesterday? I can't promise that I'll make a New Year's resolution to be more "positive" about the wait (or one to lose the 15 pounds this adoption has made me gain....Yeah, it's the adoption's fault or possibly my chocolate craving.....) but I'm gonna "try". Today I have crawled out from under the rock and GUESS WHAT?.....The sun is shining (Hey, I live in Michigan....It's a rare site in the winter) and my family is healthy and happy and I have one CUTE new puppy that I love to pieces and I'm going today to pick out paint for Ava's room and the list could go on and on! Ava WILL be here someday. All is good. All better now.


Blogger Nathan & Emily's Mommy said...

Sun shining in the winter in the midwest? That is a rare site! It must be a sign! We just need to keep puffing away like the little train....I think I can..I think I can...I think I can!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

That's such a sweet post you linked to... thanks for spreading the love!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

cool beans.
you made me smile, my "IT" girl.
(internet twin)
so what color are we painting Ava's room?

1:26 PM  
Blogger Doris & Dan said...

Welcome out! Sun is shining here. REALLY mild winter. Mother Nature it taking it easy on us...knows I am in a fragile state and snow will send me over the edge.

Thanks for reminding me to be positive and look at the positive aspects.

Keep smilin!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

So glad to see your spirits are lifted. Now if I could just get mine lifted too. Oh well.. enjoy the sunshine and keep up the positive outlook.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Lisa & Jeff said...

I picked pink (after having the last two kids be boys, I was ready for a girly color) for the bedroom and a pretty green for the bathroom. I'm excited!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I like your attitude. I think it is time we all started to try and think more positive. I will, I will DO IT.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Shannon S said...

only 15 lbs.? I'm in major trouble... =0

6:35 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Yes, Melissa sweetly adjusted a lot of attitudes with that post.

Gotta love that...she put the big brakes on the bitchin' didn't she?

But, we'll all hang in to bitch again another day. Up and down...that's what it's all about.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I am glad you are feeling better. Sunny warm days are always good in January!

6:56 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Glad you feel better. Me too. I think the holidays just magnified it for everybody. I'm feeling optimistic again finally. I have so much work to do during the rest of this wait so I am getting busy.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn and Dale said...

Glad you are feeling better!! Trust me, working on the room is sooooo good for your soul!! Helps you to really believe that she will be home someday!!!

Have fun!!!

1:00 AM  
Blogger tracy said...

Glad the sun is shining in the north. It's terribly gray down here.

Post some pics when your done painting. I need a little HGTV.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Kramer said...

I'm glad the sun is shinning down on you now! No more pity parties!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great new attitude. Keep it up! Wife and I are in same boat and we wanted to crawl under the rock with you because the wait can drive you nuts. As negative as we feel some times, we remain positive that our daughter will arrive when all is ready. Everything happens for a reason. We are different in that we have no kids at the moment but look at the time to enjoy our current life and know that our lives will change as soon as it is meant to be. As ready as we are meantally and physically, the wait gives us time together and allows us to complete other projects (that will never be finished, just added to). I guess it can be said that we climb in and out from under the rock. Feelings are healthy. How can one be happy with the wait. It is how you spend the wait that controls your oveall happiness. Believe me, we are ready to jump on the plane and can arrange to have all renovations and packing done immediately. Hang in there. Our (yours and mine) time will come. Enjoy the time with the rest of your family as the time you would spend with them will change (of course still positive). As far as painting, my pick is "chiffon", a light shade of pink. A week ago, it was all pink in my book, but that is what the can read. :) Keep smiling!!!!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Made in China said...

Way to go on the positive attitude!!

Here in Montreal we are getting some bizarre weather - usually it's like -20 in January but today it was +10!!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

AMEN SISTA! Ava will be home, and in the not too distant future (as oppossed to decades!)

:) Oooo can't wait to see the paint choice!

5:13 PM  

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