Let's hope I'm at least halfway there. I tell ya... 18 months ago I never would've imagined I'd be saying that. The wait sucks.
What can ya do?
We're expecting a snowstorm this weekend. I ran by the grocery store after work just in case. So did everyone else. I've never seen it that packed. It was crazy mayhem. Of course, this just has to be the weekend that I have plans to be out and about tomorrow. Oh and I have to work on Sunday. Wonderful. Why can't a snowstorm hit when I'm able to hibernate all weekend? We'll see how much snow we really get. The news stations here tend to blow it a bit out of proportion. I mean, it IS Ohio. Are they shocked that it might snow in December?
Last Sunday was my annual Bengals game. (Reading the last line of this post from last year reminded me of how I was still in a happy place about my adoption timeline back then.) The weather was awful. Rained all day. And it never got above about 35 degrees. I was a soaking wet freezing mess. The jello shots didn't even help take the chill off. We were the only dumb-asses tailgating without a canopy. Nobody thought to bring one. Fantastic. So we just stood out in the rain in our ponchos. Nothing like holding your plate OVER your cheeseburger so it doesn't get soggy. By the time we walked to the game I could no longer feel my feet. And it wasn't from the beer either. But at least our team won. That would've just been the icing on the cake if they hadn't of. I didn't take any pics this year. I was afraid of getting my camera wet. Yeah... it was that bad.
Tomorrow is Tatum's birthday party. She has a girl's day planned with mommy, grandma and me. We have an appointment at this place for a diva makeover. She might even get her ears pierced....
if she works up the nerve. She was all about it until her mom explained that it hurts. Now she's re-thinking the decision. Hopefully, we won't be snowed in and have to cancel. That would suck. We might do a little shoppy and lunch if we have time. Then back to her place for cake and ice cream with the family. I just realized that we've only just had family birthdays. None of my sister's kids have had an actual kids invited birthday party yet. Why is that Carla? Tanner's almost 11. He has actual friends now. Maybe it's time.....
In sad news, there are two women I know who are struggling with life and death right now. One is a co-worker's wife who had an aneurysm 2 nights ago. They med-flighted her to Cincinnati. And we have the leading local trauma center right here. So that concerns me. They have a 2 yr old son. I just saw them a few weeks ago at the children's xmas parade.
The other is another female police officer I work with. She has twin girls and is 7 mths pregnant with a son. She's had major complications from the pregnancy that have landed her in ICU on a ventilator. She's become septic like I was. It doesn't look good. They want to deliver the baby early to give her body a better shot at fighting this. But her blood counts are too low right now. She took a turn for the worse last night.
These two have been on my mind all day. I've been sending up some prayers. If you're so inclined, I'd ask that you send some prayers, positive vibes or whatever it is you believe in for both Lori, Shana and her unborn son. I'm not a very religious person...but I consider myself deeply spiritual. I have my own beliefs and I would never judge anyone else for theirs. I know that I had a lot of people praying for me when I was knocking on death's door. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that is part of what pulled me back from the brink. I hope that the universe decides that it's not time for these three to go yet.