Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I am just so tired. Night number two with the hideous contraption did not go as smoothly as night one. The chin strap is helping to keep it on my face all night, as it was all askew this morning when I woke up, and Joe said I was "struggling" with it when he came to bed. No wonder I'm so tired. Apparently I'm fighting the hideous contraption in my sleep unbeknownst to me, and the hideous contraption is winning! It is so darn uncomfortable. I'm a stomach sleeper and it's literally impossible to sleep on your stomach with that thing on your face. It gets in the way big time. I'm trying to train myself to sleep on my back, but it's hard to undo a 34 year old habit. Oh well, enough whining. It's Thanksgiving tomorrow, so I should be telling you all how thankful I am. As for adoption news, I filled out a bunch of paperwork today(it was kind of slow at work. Lots of kids out of town for the holiday). After Thanksgiving I'll be able to turn in a bunch of the paperwork, and then we'll get ready for our home-study. I'm very lucky because I already have in my possession our certified marriage certificates, birth certificates and my passport. Obtaining these documents can sometimes hold up the process. Going to China with Lisa and Scott last summer is really coming in handy now! All we have left to do as far as documents go is for Joe to get his passport, since his is expired. We're both running around here like crazy tonight, trying to get the house cleaned up for the pet-sitter, plus get the car packed so we can leave tomorrow morning. We're planning on leaving our house at 4:00 a.m. Not that many people are going to leave for their trips that early are they? I really hope not. I really hope to miss at least some of the traffic. I keep having flashbacks to Thanksgiving two years ago when we left at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday for S.F. It was a NIGHTMARE! I have never seen that many people on the road, ever!(And I hope to never again!). Well, I'm supposed to be cleaning right now, while Joe is at the store, so I best be going. I'll try to post from Lisa's house, but may not get the chance. Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!