Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting Through My Adoption (Slightly-More-Than) Two Week Wait

With 5 days to go before our first adoption training class and having been more than a week since my last post, I’m sure some of you may have been wondering what I’ve been doing with myself (or, perhaps I overestimate my interest-factor…..either way). Here is a list of the activities that have occupied my time and helped to fill the slightly-more-than Two Week Wait between our invite to adoption training and the first class:

  • Had a severe sinus infection.

  • Went shopping with The Hubs to get some new work clothes (we’re no longer wearing scrubs and I’m actually okay with that) while having a raging fever.

  • Read through The Hunger Games trilogy a second time.

  • Purchased The Hunger Games Tribute Guide to go along with the movie.

  • Purchased The Hunger Games Official Illustrated Movie Companion.

  • Read both of the movie tie-in books I purchased.

  • Wept through the haze of a high fever because I could not be a character (obviously one that survives and, preferably, winds up with Peeta) in The Hunger Games trilogy.

  • Re-acquainted myself with Twitter

  • Searched for websites related to The Hunger Games

  • Found and devoured all the info on

  • Discovered (via the actors playing the characters from The Hunger Games

  • Developed a wildly inappropriate crush on Josh Hutcherson (who plays Peeta Mellark and is 14 years [!!!!] my junior)

  • Located, the official website for Josh Hutcherson

  • Followed the link from to Josh’s personal Twitter account, @jhutch1992 and began Twitter-stalking following Josh on Twitter - despite my strict personal rule about not following celebrities. I guess rules were made to be broken!

  • Began following @TheHungerGames on Twitter.

  • Returned to work after 2 days off sick (yes, I managed all of the above over a weekend and 2 sick days!)

  • Survived the other 3 days of the week at work to reach the weekend

  • Began planning what The Hubs and I would be wearing for opening night of The Hunger Games seeing as how we plan to dress in fasions of the Capital. Yup, both of us - well, The Hubs' costume will be a male costume, lol!

  • Went shopping with The Hubs again and became a member of Books-A-Million. Got some great books as well!

  • Had a fantastic meal at the Olive Garden.

  • Went to see Journey 2: The Mysterious Island starring (surprise!) Josh Hutcherson (did I mention I'm a little obsessed? =D)

  • Had a nice long Skype-chat with my best friend who will be home for a visit from Afghanistan on March 16.

  • Was told by a random stranger in a store that if I were a pizza topping, I'd be cheese because everyone likes cheese (I know, I was perplexed as well).

  • Discovered a fantastic organization via @jhutch1992 called Straight, But Not Narrow founded by Avan Jogia and began following @WeAreSBNN on Twitter.

  • Began following @ATJogia on Twitter.

  • Watched an extremely powerful episode of Glee.

  • Tweeted that I felt the next episode of Glee should have some members of the cast wearing Straight But Not Narrow t-shirts as they fit very well with the storyline.

  • Saw and Re-Tweeted that Max Adler (who plays Karofsky on Glee) should join several other awesome celebs and do a PSA for Straight But Not Narrow.

  • Began following @MrMaxAdler and @msleamichele (there goes that no following celebs thing. Oh, well, it was fun while it lasted)

  • Petitioned for, was accepted and have paid my dues for my graduation from college in April! The Hubs and I will be traveling to Iowa for my graduation...I can't wait!

  • Decided I want to get a guitar and learn to play.

  • Began eating better (again) and exercising using Just Dance 3 for Wii as my exercise routine.

I think that's all. Now, what have I NOT been doing that would have been more productive?

  • Visited and commented on my blog reads

  • Worked on the afghan I owe Emily.

  • Made any hairbows to open my Etsy shop

  • Kept myself sane

I know I should be unhappy with the things I haven't done, but I'm actually not terribly upset about the things I have done. I will need to work on these things, but I'm going to try not to beat myself up over it. In a few days time, we'll be moving forward with things and it'll all work out. Good times!


Chrissie said...

I missed you - Glad you managed to fit in some fun despite being sick.

Emily said...

I am glad you are feeling better! You were sick and have a lot of adoption things going through your head. I am glad you did some stuff and were able to obsess about something different. Don't beat yourself up over it. Good luck on getting healthy again. I am currently doing that too.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Sometimes when we get sick, it's our bodies telling us we need to chill out and have some me-time. It sounds like that's exactly what you got. Glad you're feeling better and that you had some time to spoil yourself!

Kristin said...

So glad you are back to blogging and that I found you on twitter again. {{{Hugs}}}

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