The first few days of the New Year were a bit disappointing, but nothing else major has happened, thank goodness...other than going into our monthly battle with the management over when the rent will be paid! I'm so tired of doing this every month, but we're stuck here until the summer when the lease runs out. By then we should be free to move anywhere we want without having to have DHS approve.
Speaking of...MrKB and I were finally able to get our physicals done, and the forms sent off in the mail to DHS. This was the LAST thing that we had to do, so now the adoption stuff will be sent to the State for final approval. It's already been approved by the lower levels, we are in the "waiting" stage now. Waiting to hear about an adoption date, when we (and our friends and family) will go to the court for finalization! Getting close!! I can't wait, can you??
I'm loving this new computer! It's SO much faster than my old one, and I actually DID watch a movie on it a few days ago. That was really weird for me, since I've never been able to do that before. It was pretty cool, actually. My stepdaughter and I sat here and watched "The Wild", a cute animated movie. I still need to go on the web and try to dl a few programs that I lost...just haven't got around to it yet.
Saturday we spent the majority of the day in the van. We had to take my stepdaughter back home to Texas...she lives almost 5 hours from here, about an hour east of Dallas. Of course, when you've got two little ones traveling with you it takes longer 'cuz there's more potty breaks and stuff. My girls do really well on long car trips, even Meghan. I always make sure they have toys and books to play with, and I bring along snacks. Meghan will usually sleep for awhile at some point, but Destiny mostly stays awake...she doesn't want to miss anything. :)
Not much else going on with me...back to the same old, same old. Well, I've been seriously considering college classes online. Get somewhere at least with going back to school. I've got a couple of friends who've been doing the online course thing, and my sister has too, along with her regular classes. I figure it'd be a great place to start for me. I want to get a degree in Elementary Education and teach Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade someday. I also will minor in Psychology. I loved Psych in high school...it was the only class that didn't bore me to death and I had good grades.
One more thing...Meghan is saying more and more words all the time now. Yesterday I was getting her a drink and I told her "Say please" and she did! I totally wasn't expecting it at all since she never had before. She did it again later that day for Daddy. It comes out more like "Pwee" but it's SO cute! She never ceases to amaze me. Of course, she is also really, really, into a defiant stage lately, and that tries my patience. Still, it's been an amazing experience for me to watch her grow and change from the little 3-week-old baby I brought home from the hospital, into the rambunctious toddler she has become. I find it hard to believe that she will be 2 in April!!
Hope things are going well for y'all! Did you make any resolutions for the New Year? I never really make them, since they just get broke anyway...but I am trying to be better with Destiny, and not be so hard on her for some things. Remember a long time ago how I said that there just wasn't the bond there with Destiny, like I have with Meghan? It still holds true today, even though I do love her with all of my heart! I don't know how to explain it so that anyone can understand...not even to MrKB. But I'm working on it...