Sunday, October 28, 2007

Where O Where Has Shirlee Gone?

Obviously it has been too long since I've checked in here. I received a postcard all the way from Mexico in the time it's taken me to think of something interesting to say.

Yes, Darlene, I'm okay!

In the past month the following things have occurred in my life -

The home study for the adoption was complete - YAY!
My husband and I decided to request a child between the ages of 0 and 72 months rather than our original request of 36-60 months.
I completed numerous edits, copy edits and art fact sheets for several books.
I wrote a letter to China regarding the adoption (for the dossier).
I rewrote the letter to China.
And rewrote it.
Three kids got sick.
Three kids got better.
I got sick.
I sort of got better (the weather change is horrible for allergy sufferers!).
I learned that my second book in the Sinclair brothers trilogy is going to be out in December of next year.
Four kids participated in a fall recital.
Two kids completed one of three (yes, three) rehearsals for concerto competition.
I almost finished writing my book.
Almost being the key word.
My house became an absolute mess!!!
I brought four kids to (in no particular order)seventeen hours of piano lessons, three hours of rehearsal, 21 hours of gymnastics, three hours of dance, five hours of grocery shopping, three hours of doctors visits.

Things that did not happen in the past month -
I did not make a trip to the police station where I am to get a letter stating that my husband and I are not criminals (this is for our China dossier).
I did not call the doctor to get a second note about my husband and my own health. I also did not get the un-asked-for note notarized. (also for the dossier)
I did not clean my work area.
Nor did a I:
catch up on laundry
meet my goal of keeping the kitchen sink empty
lose five pounds
go for a walk every day
keep my sanity

If you caught on to the last, then you really are reading my blog!


Sabrina L. Fox said...

Glad you're back. :) I figured it had a lot to do with the adoption. But had a lot to do with a lot of stuff. =)

darlene said...

Glad to see you are okay. Even though you might not have your sanity. When will you know about the adoption? I will be home for Christmas maybe we can get together for a cup a coffee.

Shirlee McCoy said...

Darlene, you know I still don't drink coffee. It'll stunt your growth!

Guess what I was thinking about - that professor. The one who danced on the table. Remember how we laughed like lunatics! I'll be here with bells on at Christmas. We will have coffee and tea.

Sabrina, life gets very exciting at times. I try to keep up with everything, but I'm not always sucessful.

Lynette Eason said...

Sanity? What sanity?? Mmmwaaaaaahahaha.

Just kidding. Right there with you, friend! Although MAYBE not as much. I only have two to keep up with and chauffer to various sporting events.

Have a blessed week!


Dani said...

Wow! And I thought my schedule was crazy. Glad to see you back and that the kids are feeling better. There's nothing worse then when your kids are sick.

Hoping we can still get together this month. Give me a call:)