Yikes. I have been really bad about this blog lately. My life has taken an interesting turn and I am enjoying it but my life seems a bit busier than ever. More on that in a moment.
In adoption news, we received our first update on our son and all looks well. The best part was receiving 5 new photos!! I posted a few over on the adoption blog. Scroll down for the link if you are interested in checking it out. I am still so very grateful we received our referral so quickly. We are flying to Arizona early Friday morning because our placing agency has a mandatory orientation meeting. California families have one on Friday...Saturday is for everyone. Please send good thoughts my way......I am a terrible flyer. But I am trying to look at this trip as good flying practice for Korea!!! I am thrilled to finally meet the director at the agency and I am looking forward to connecting with some other adoptive families as well. I'll be sure to do a post about it next week.
My newest turn in life is my attempt to help bring in some extra income, on top of the after school tutoring I am already doing. I signed up to be a consultant with a well know candle company called Par.tyL.ite in January. We had an amazing fundraiser and I can already see how this can help us in just my first month. I wanted to help with some costs, especially our trip to Korea this summer, which we are still planning on taking. I have a great leader and I am enjoying everything so far! I work full time but this allows me to help but with my own schedule and I can do as little or as much as I want, and it's different. I figured it couldn't hurt just to see what happens. So far so good and I am committed to doing whatever I can do to help. In fact, I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers last night at our unit meeting for having the highest sales in February.....go me!! We all know how expensive our family building attempts are and since I have the time and the energy (for the most part!) I wanted to do more. And since I love their candles and their products...why not?! If you are interested in checking out their awesome-sauce candles (or ever earning free product...online party anyone?!?!) just let me know in the comments section and I will send you the link to my page. =0)
School is good. I "lost" a student a few weeks ago to his ED (Emotionally Disturbed) placement out of district. I have never cried so hard saying goodbye to a student. Saddest thing ever for me, I could hardly talk at one point saying goodbye, I was so choked up. I know he is where he needs to be and it took a lot to get him there, but I miss him in many ways. One of those kids where his family betrayed him in so many ways. Beyond maddening and it makes me sick. He was the hardest student I have ever had in my class and I miss him the most, even though some days my work day was a living hell because of him.
I have been trying to read and catch up on your blogs...usually on my phone which is not ideal. Thinking of you ladies. Have a great weekend!!!!