The title says it all today. In a couple of hours I will be under the knife. I am not sure what recovery will be like I am opting out of being put to sleep for the procedure, it is rather uncomplicated and is only supposed to take 20 min. . I hope to do some blogging while I recover.
We also have a family trip happening over the next 5 days so lots of distractions around here!
Does anyone out there know about foster care in Kentucky? Every state is different it seems. I find myself jealous of other states but maybe I just need better connections for my own state. I love the support from an Agency but it seems in Ky the only agency’s that provide foster care services are for Therapeutic Foster Care. That is presently what we are doing but we aren’t sure this is a good match for our family right now. We need/want to foster 0-2yr olds but that is highly unlikely since most kids in Threaputic Foster Care are older and have more serious needs. Our first placement was I total miracle. If we don’t get a call in the next month or so we will be switching to state with no agency.
Spending extra time with my niece today. She is a fun distraction for today.
I have a lot of spare time on my hands for now. I would like to use it wisely.
1. I want to spend extra time with Things 1,2 & 3.
2. Get my house back in tip top shape/ declutter.
3. Go on lots of dates with Jones!!!!
4. Get my training hours finished.
5. Try not to spend any time waiting for the phone to ring.
This is just of the top of my head. I didn’t put them in order of importance.
I have my kiddos alone this weekend. Jones is working another long weekend. I have tried to make it a fun day.
We decided to go to a couple of flea markets just to get out and about. The confusion was that I didn’t know what I was in the market for. I no longer have a baby to shop for. My kids have no needs at present. We don’t know when the call will come and we certainly don’t know who, how many, age or gender. Some how even though we just went to do something and didn’t plan to purchase anything I felt confused as I surveyed each booth. Oh look, a double stroller….for what? Size 6-9 month/ 2t/12 months clothes…for who? I even carried a carseat toy around for twenty minutes before my daughter said “is that for Hiccup?” I put it back. I know it was my mind trying to deal, trying to move on/to hold on or something. We did have a good time though.
We have a busy week ahead of us. Monday we plan to try to squeeze in another visit. Tuesday is our therapy day, just speech this week. That takes all day since we drive an hour to get there, an hour to get back. Wednesday I am having a minor oral surgery, yikes! Thursday we are leaving on a mini vacation to Cincinnati, Ohio. Ikea on Thursday afternoon. Friday we will spend at the aviation museum. Saturday we will spend at the aquarium then head halfway home where we will spend the night and spend Easter with our family at a Simple Church gathering. This is our “we just lost our little Hiccup and we are trying to distract ourselves” vacation that will double as two hs field trips and triple as a fantastic reason to shop Ikea!! I was dreading it right up until now because I have just started feeling semi normal again. I am glad we can do this though. I think it will be good for our family to enjoy each other before we expand our family again.
CASA for children
I didn’t know just anyone who is interested and willing to do 30hrs of training could do the job of a CASA (court appointed special advocate)! This website tell all about it. Very cool.