Friday, 23 June 2006

lists and things

Some mental notes to self:

  1. When you book a hair cut at the last minute and they can fit you in in half an hour, it is RUDE to forget to go back for the appointment
  2. Check the time in the morning before you start washing the kitchen floor in your bra (because you take your shirt off because it's got long sleeves you don't want to get wet). Your friend/colleague may arrive slightly early for work in your home office
  3. Check the room you are having your adoption meeting in for cat vomit before the adoption worker arrives
I think that about covers it.

Second 'proper' adoption meeting yesterday. It was quite unsettling for B; it was his turn to discuss his childhood, which involved his cousins emigrating to Australia when he was seven. The adoption worker was pleased that he spoke about it - she thinks that it will give him a good sense of what children being placed with us might have experienced in losing all their friends and family. And I brought up the whole date rape thing; we decided it was best to be up-front about it, and the issues it's caused me, early on. Our worker seemed to think that the way I'd dealt with it was very positive - I think, in a wierd way, that that will also count in our favour as a part of this process.

Next appointment, two weeks. I want to blog about this process, as it is such an enormous part of our lives at the moment - but I also obviously need to keep some of it confidential, so I am not going to tell everything.

Now we are going to look at some possible office premises. And this afternoon, B and I are meeting with our solicitor to look through and sign (!!!!!) some mortgage papers. The removal guys came round yesterday; we are waiting for them to get back to us with a quote.



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24 comments:

  1. Bloody cat sick in unexpected places! I remember it well.

    Removal guys? Don't get me started! Do not, under any circumstances verbalise any doubts you may have about whether you need to take such-and-such an item with you. You will instantly be offered a token amount to "take it off your hands"!

    Good luck with the continuing adoption process (but I'm sure luck won't enter into it!) and with the hunt for office premises.

    Signing mortgage papers? Ooh, it's getting real now!

    PS - Word verification = uhups. Sounds like a euphemism for projectile vomiting!

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  2. Bloody cat sick in unexpected places! I remember it well.

    Removal guys? Don't get me started! Do not, under any circumstances verbalise any doubts you may have about whether you need to take such-and-such an item with you. You will instantly be offered a token amount to "take it off your hands"!

    Good luck with the continuing adoption process (but I'm sure luck won't enter into it!) and with the hunt for office premises.

    Signing mortgage papers? Ooh, it's getting real now!

    PS - Word verification = uhups. Sounds like a euphemism for projectile vomiting!

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  3. Jeez your up bright and breezy today!

    How I appreciate not going to the hairdressers ;)

    Good luck with the move and adoption process, sure it'll all go swimmingly.

    Btw stegbeetle: One time my word verification was "minge". Made me chuckle anyway :)

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  4. Jeez your up bright and breezy today!

    How I appreciate not going to the hairdressers ;)

    Good luck with the move and adoption process, sure it'll all go swimmingly.

    Btw stegbeetle: One time my word verification was "minge". Made me chuckle anyway :)

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  5. I find passing off cat vomit as a mislaid omelette can work quite well!

    Good luck with the adoption.

    (Read the linked post. Nasty! Glad you got through it.)

    My V-word = muhsajqe.

    Isn't that like a holy war, or something...?

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  6. I find passing off cat vomit as a mislaid omelette can work quite well!

    Good luck with the adoption.

    (Read the linked post. Nasty! Glad you got through it.)

    My V-word = muhsajqe.

    Isn't that like a holy war, or something...?

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  7. Steg - To be honest, would LOVE someone to offer to take some of our crap away. I am going to be very stern with myself and start shedding things ...

    Rhys - I woke up remorselessly cheerful. It won't last.


    TC - Are you sure? "Excuse me adoption worker, whilst I just retrieve my mislaid omlette ...". It might go down on the form as 'Random Omlette Obsessives' ...

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  8. Steg - To be honest, would LOVE someone to offer to take some of our crap away. I am going to be very stern with myself and start shedding things ...

    Rhys - I woke up remorselessly cheerful. It won't last.


    TC - Are you sure? "Excuse me adoption worker, whilst I just retrieve my mislaid omlette ...". It might go down on the form as 'Random Omlette Obsessives' ...

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  9. Greavsie - I don't. It's wrong.

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  10. Greavsie - I don't. It's wrong.

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  11. Remorselessly Cheerful. I like that phrase, and will probably steal it.

    Am very interested in hearing the adoption process thing, have a good friend going through the same, but he curiously just doesn't want to talk about it.

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  12. Remorselessly Cheerful. I like that phrase, and will probably steal it.

    Am very interested in hearing the adoption process thing, have a good friend going through the same, but he curiously just doesn't want to talk about it.

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  13. Hugs
    Still too braindead to join in with the intelectual witticisms or witty intelectualisms or whatever they are, but hugs anyhow!

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  14. Hugs
    Still too braindead to join in with the intelectual witticisms or witty intelectualisms or whatever they are, but hugs anyhow!

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  15. hugs

    my apologies for my sex.

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  16. hugs

    my apologies for my sex.

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  17. I, too, have been caught in fewer clothes than society dictates and have found various cat leavings in unexpected places and at unexpected times. You just smile and go on -- what else can you do?

    It sounds like everything is moving along quickly, and in a very positive direction. Hugs.

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  18. I, too, have been caught in fewer clothes than society dictates and have found various cat leavings in unexpected places and at unexpected times. You just smile and go on -- what else can you do?

    It sounds like everything is moving along quickly, and in a very positive direction. Hugs.

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  19. Oh, that list is priceless. LOL!

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  20. Good luck with the rest of the adoption process! (Hopefully, it will be cat sick free.) It must be odd to talk about such personal things with a stranger, I can see why they need to ask though. Anyway, hope it all goes ok :-)

    ps: my wv is exeupgx - sounds like a car or a computer virus

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  21. Good luck with the rest of the adoption process! (Hopefully, it will be cat sick free.) It must be odd to talk about such personal things with a stranger, I can see why they need to ask though. Anyway, hope it all goes ok :-)

    ps: my wv is exeupgx - sounds like a car or a computer virus

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  22. I don't know how you are managing to do so much. Amazing.

    Best wishes with it all :-)

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  23. I don't know how you are managing to do so much. Amazing.

    Best wishes with it all :-)

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