Actually it's from Ohio to Ukraine, back to Ohio, then to China

Saturday, February 2, 2008

random thoughts

I have been meaning to post more often than I have, but somehow I just haven't gotten around to it. I have been trying to read a few Ukrainian adopter blogs and give comments. I always like to get them (hint, hint), so I try and offer a word of encouragement to let them know someone is out there reading their posts.
Has anyone else had this sinus mess going around? I got it the week before Christmas and I am STILL trying to get rid of it. Unfortunately mine is not the head congestion stuff, but rather it has settled in my chest and I just can't get rid of it!! YUCK! I missed three days of work last week, so I hate to think of all I have to do when I get back!!

I don't know if anyone out in cyberspace reading this is near Cincinnati Children's Hospital, but they are offering what I would consider to be a good class coming up. It is called "everything you ever wanted to know about international you can ask." At first I thought it sounded like it was about the process of adopting, but it isn't that at all. The classes are on Saturdays from 10a-12p as follows:
02/23/08 - attachment issues
03/01/08 - now that you are home
03/08/08 - expect the unexpected
03/15/08 - mystery history
The woman teaching it is a psychotherapist and an adoptive parent herself. She spoke at the other adoption classes offered at CCHMC, and Damon and I were impressed by her.
We have a few papers that we have to send over to Ukraine before our paperwork is submitted because they expire on March 10th (10 days before our submission date). I am normally not very pleased when we have to redo the paperwork (yet again), but since we have a date to be submitted somehow I don't mind :) Fancy that...
Damon has also decided that now is the time to sell our house. I am not against selling our house at all, but I just think of all the things we have to do before that can happen! And with the housing market being so poor right now, will we have time to sell ours and buy another before traveling to Ukraine? The thought just stresses me out a LITTLE bit...

Since I have been trying to organize our pictures on the computer, I thought I would post a few that make me smile
This is our dog Duke when we had a snowstorm three years ago. How cute is he in his little coat? (Yes, we will dress our dogs in coats or sweaters when it is cold outside, but Duke doesn't usually get one put on because he doesn't get cold like Katie)

This is Damon on our honeymoon in Hawaii. He did not think that he needed suncreen as we drove in a convertible through Volcano National Park for at least three hours. Since he was wrong, he had to use aloe vera gel as hair gel for a day or two.

This was on our trip to Mexico in the spring of 2006. We went to visit our friends Joe and Jenna who are serving as missionairies there. The purple flowers are a bouganvilia plant that has to hundreds of years old. I posted the picture with Damon and Joe in front so you could see just how large the plant really is! Isn't it gorgeous??

I had to change the colors because I am having trouble getting this to look like I want it to. Does anyone else have this trouble? Every paragraph runs together, so I changed the colors to differentiate the paragraphs. I am not usually technically challenged...


Susan & Truman Cox said...

Staci - We are in central KY (about 90 min. from Cinci) and would be interested in that class that the children's hospital is offering. Do you know where I can get more info?

Susan & Truman Cox said...

Staci - We are in central KY (about 90 min. from Cinci) and would be interested in that class that the children's hospital is offering. Do you know where I can get more info?

adoptedthree said...

I am glad I dont have your Sinus thingie yet, but I always get something at some point usually when everyone else is on the mend!

The International Adoption Clinic (Dr Staats) is great! I never took the class you are speaking about but I think it is also being held here at the Dayton Childrens (I remember someone talkin to me about it since I had all of the kids with me.) Maybe contact the Developmental Peds clinic they may have more information.

FYI: The colors are a bit hard to read, but I love colorful things just the same!

Cute picture of the dog!

Heidi said...

Staci - I added a link to your blog on our blog. Have you heard whether the SDA has given out more appointment dates? Hope you're feeling better.

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