So I got through the first month of the year relatively unscathed. Wasn't too hard to do. My "2008 Plan" is in full effect and making good progress. What's the plan, you ask? The "Get Your Ass In Gear" plan, remember?
I'm finally taking the advice of all my BTDT mom friends who told me their biggest regret was not being productive during their wait. They've all said if they could do it over, they'd get in better shape. Apparently, being a mom is pretty exhausting. And babies are heavy! They want to be carried all the time. Back breaking, man.
They also told me to do all the little home improvement projects and new household purchases before the baby is home. Cuz afterwards you won't have the money, the time, the desire or the energy to do it. Remember the part about motherhood being exhausting? So I'm heeding the advice. Every month I plan to knock something else of the "To Do List".
So I'm checking two things off my house list for January. Finished the kitchen stencil and finally finished the sexy bedroom makeover. Awesome!
And my diet is going fabulously. At the end of week four I'm down
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Fan-damn-tastic! Now I just need to do that about 5 more times. LOL! I'm going to start hitting the gym after I get back from a little trip I'm taking in a couple weeks. Yep...so far that's all from a diet. I'm still being a bit lazy about the working out part. But it'll come.
Thanks to all of you who've contributed to the Little Mouse Emergency Fund. Things are still rough over there but with the donations, relief efforts have started. I added a donation button in my sidebar if anyone else wants to give. Thanks to those in my family and non-blogger friends who responded to my e-mail request. I appreciate your concern and your desire to help. You guys rock!
There's some good news to report in adoption land. China has sent out referrals through December 27, 2005. Congratulations to all the new parents! Next month I think we'll FINALLY see the end of 2005 log in dates!! I know I still have a long way to go ...... but bring on 2006 LID's already.
And for those wondering, my best optimistic guess for a referral for me would be sometime towards the end of 2009. But the reality is that it may be 2010. Hope not. But only time will tell.
Right now I'm okay with it. I'm back to my zen place with the wait. At least for 2008. Cuz I have a plan to keep me busy and distracted. Now talk to me again 12 months from now after I've run out of projects to do and I'm all skinny and fabulous. Then I may start to freak out again.