I can hardly believe it. Here I am... finally sitting with my very own laptop up in my bedroom that I got for Christmas... Alex and Dennis watching Connie the Cow... and I don't know what to write.
I am supposed to be working on writing my book, but I am still running a few things in my head. Besides, I thought I would warm up by doing a blog post. Ha, ha. And I have nothing.
Well actually, I have lots, but if I shared them all-- it would hardly make sense I bet. But I'll try.
First off, I am conflicted with feelings of sadness, guilt, and disappointment about my last post concerning the family looking for a new family for their son. I am sad because this is just one of many that I hear about weekly. I in no way encourage a family to disrupt-- in fact I have offended a handful of families for encouraging them to keep on parenting as if they haven't tried hard enough. I feel guilty for publishing the negative comments with the ounce of hope that the negativity might change the family's mind. I feel additional guilt for taking down the post before the adoptive family meant to be his new family may have had the chance to read it. I am disappointed that so many people can be so harsh towards these parents without actually offering any sort of solution. If you feel so passionate about what they are doing, why don't you step up to adopt this child? Your passion could be channeled into something so much more productive besides saying such mean things about this family.
The house feels empty. Adam, Rachel, and Julia hitched a ride with Grandma and Grandpa up north to visit with some old friends and family. Annalyn and Anastasia went to Aunt Tanya's house for a few days because they have never gone before. With a total of five kids gone, the house just seems so much quieter.
Today I took Alex in for a check-up with our primary doctor. With her in agreement that his incision looks great, I came home and called the neurosurgeon to squeeze Alex in before the New Year. Thankfully they got him in tomorrow. If not, he would not have been able to return to school next week without the doctor's okay.
Galina had her other three cavitites filled today (not as many shots this time) and then we ran over to Kohls to use the Kohl's bucks I earned two weeks ago. I was able to buy a couple pairs of jeans for one of the boys, a birthday present, and a couple of t-shirts.
Tomorrow I take Dennis back to the occularist. This will be the third time in as many weeks-- I hope it is his last. As much as I like the occularist, I don't want to keep visiting him weekly! :)
The company John's works for was recently acquired by a another company. This means our insurance is about to change. Thankfully John and I sat down last night and filled out everything online. Here's to hoping the transition with insurance billing goes well!
In a few days John and I will be celebrating our 18th anniversary! I am looking forward to spending the evening with him. It is our tradition to discuss what we are going to do in the new year.