Some mental notes to self:
- 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
- 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
- Check the room you are having your adoption meeting in for cat vomit before the adoption worker arrives
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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