Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I feel a change a comin' !

OK, the answer is.... We have changed agencies. Just like Susan and Randy however, we were much farther along than they were. We lost a considerable amount of money and time. But we feel that in the long run it will be worth it. Our old agency was not accredited and had no idea when it was going to happen. So we could either be patient (which I am NOT) and wait it out, or make a change. So we made the change.

We are basically having to start over but luckily I'm organized so I have a lot of the docs already.

We'll keep you up to date on where our kiddos will come from, etc.

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope this is the last childless Halloween for us!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ch ch ch changes

Do you notice anything different about the blog?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

AWOL but back

Ok, I know I’ve been AWOL for awhile but there’s just not much to say!

Well, there is a smidgen of an update: We’re checking into raising our age-range for the kids up to 6 years old. From what we’ve heard, it is difficult to get 2 siblings under four. I’ll keep you updated on this.

On a totally different note: I travel about 20 miles to and from work, but we’re in a big city so it takes about an hour each way. I’ve seen many odd sights during my commute in all these years. Some of them are: (and NO, I am not kidding)

- a man shaving with an electric razor
- a man lifting a dumbbell with one hand
- women putting on makeup – common one
- a man brushing his teeth
- a woman reading the newspaper
- TONS of wild singing and arms moving all over the place (alone)

and yesterday, I saw a man playing away on his harmonica whilst driving with his knee

Have any of you witnessed anything weird?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Weird, Odd, Strange, Disgusting, Original, Scary Recipe

Since Halloween is right around the corner and it's such a fun holiday, I thought I would put this very odd, but funny, recipe out there. If you have a Halloween Party, it's perfect. For those who have kids, this is hilarious, they LOVE it!

1 box spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 box of white cake mix
1 package white sandwich cookies
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix

A few drops green food coloring

12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent

1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner
1 NEW pooper scooper

Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan. Prepare pudding and chill. Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.

When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.

Unwrap 3 Tootsie Rolls and heat in a microwave until soft and pliable. Shape the blunt ends into slightly curved points. Repeat with three more rolls. Bury the rolls decoratively in the cake mixture. Sprinkle remaining white cookie crumbs over the mixture, then scatter green crumbs lightly over top.

Heat 5 more Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbs from the litter box. Heat the remaining Tootsie Roll until pliable and hang it over the edge of the box. Place box on a sheet of newspaper and serve with scooper. Enjoy!

PS: If they don't hurry up with a referral, this may turn into a blog about food!