First of all, Colorado and the wedding we went to were beautiful and fun. Well worth the 28 hours of driving time for the 36 hours we spent in CO. Quite honestly, even though the wedding was fun ( I knew no one except the bride and groom, best man and J, but everyone was super welcoming and we met a lot of great people. Even my introverted self was comfortable pretty much the whole night.) my favorite part of the weekend was the car ride, especially on the way back. We spent part of it working on adoption questions (still so, so, so many left to answer) and part of it listening to Joyce Meyers podcasts. J was really getting into them, which I totally love. We finished off the last part of the drive singing “10000 Reasons” and praying together. I think that time in the car where we only had each other to focus on is exactly what we needed after a fall and winter full on hunting and coaching football and basketball. J’s coaching seasons are finally over for the year and he actually comes home after school at about 3:30pm. I live for March! I do still have March Madness to get through though. I won’t truly get my husband back til the Championship game is over, lol.
We spoke with our social worker last week and it looks like they may be waiting til June to do our classes but she said that will not hold us up. We can still turn in all over stuff and get our books put together without the class. We still have a ton of paperwork to put together and do and it’s still very overwhelming.
On top of that, we arrived back home Sunday night to find that the information packet for daycare licensing had arrived. I forgot how much stuff there is that I need to do. I was just thinking in terms of getting the house ready, forgetting about having have a tb test, get fingerprints on not just me but J and our roommate too. Plus the background checks on all of us and anyone I use as subs. Plus we have to do all that for adoption too. I so do not want to have to be licensed again. It’s such a pain in the ass and doesn’t do a thing to make my program any better.
Other than that, I’m working on my Young Living business a lot. I hit Executive rank in November, missed in December, but have hit it again the past couple of months. I’m working my way towards Silver in hopes of not having to replace my daycare kids as they go off to school eventually or not have to replace them if they leave for some reason. I also re-signed up for Thirty One to help with adoption costs. Just as J’s schedule finally slows down, mine will be picking up.
We did decided that I would take 3 weeks off this summer for our West Coast road trip. We don’t want to have to hurry too much and really be able to enjoy our time out on the road.
I hope all is well with everyone. I know I haven’t been commenting as much but I have been reading and am almost caught up on everything.
Lots of Love~Dawn