Saturday, 24 March 2012

Saturday :-)

Mr Messy and Drama Teen went to an open day at the University she wants to attend today, they set off really early so I didn't see them before they went. There's no rest for the wicked, I had to get up to OUR Shop to drop off the editing laptop and pay both the Assistants. One Assistant couldn't make it to work, and the I managed to get open the shop minutes too late, to catch the other one! After frantic texts to Mr Messy via Drama Teen (he was driving) I found out that Assistant Two would call back in an hour to pick her wages up, and would come in during next week to do the work she should have done today. I spent a fruitless hour sitting around twiddling my thumbs waiting, but eventually she arrived we sorted everything out and I was free to lock up and go :-)

I called round for petrol, and while I was there noticed I still had some huge cardboard boxes in my boot that were left over from when LMS moved back home. So I decided to pop over to the tip and get rid of them while I was out and nearly there anyway. While I was at the tip, I noticed a man getting rid of a small (almost unused!) computer desk and was cheeky enough to ask if I could have it for Little Prince! The man said yes and its now in the boot of my car, waiting for me to find room for it in the house, while we get rid of Little Prince's over large and falling apart desk! As the Northern Saying goes "Them that don't ask, don't get" :-)

When I got home I sorted out the Littlies lunch and medicines and hopefully gave LMS a little break from looking after her siblings - I thought I'd only be out for 20 mins or so when I went to OUR Shop and ended up leaving her for almost two hours, poor thing. She's definitely on the mend with her Shingles, but still very under the weather :-( I got various jobs done and then took my laptop to my Craft Room to print out Princess Lollipop's Sticker Chart, and got distracted! I started sorting out the buttons that arrived in the post this morning and arranging them into glass spice jars that I'm going to put on some mini shelves to store/display. As I decided to sort them by size, it took my ages and poor LMS was left on her own downstairs for a long time again - sorry LMS :-(

When I was downstairs again I was motivated to get on with some more crafting and set about spray painting a tin lunchbox ready to be decorated and made into something new :-) I managed to get it completely painted before I went to bed, and it feels great to be getting on with another project :-)

Mr Messy and Drama Teen arrived back from the University Open Day buzzing about how great it all was :-) I'm so glad, as Drama Teen had set her heart on the course, without ever visiting the University or town its situated in! So I'm relieved it lived up to her hopes :-) Drama Teen then had a quick shower, got changed and I took her round to Boyfriend's house. Princess Lollipop came with us as she wanted to meet Boyfriend's dog, a very friendly and well trained border collie. She was VERY impressed with the dog and it probably won't be long before she starts on "Can we have a dog?" like the others already do!! Its not happening, no way, no how!! I have enough with four kids, a husband and two cats, we're not adding a dog to the mix aswell!!!

When we got back Princess Lollipop descended into constant tantruming, and was obviously very tired. I cleared away the dinner plates, set the dishwasher off and came back to the lounge find her falling asleep on Daddy's knee! As she had only fallen asleep moments before I managed to get her awake enough to come upstairs and to fall asleep again in her own Princess Bed - she will be very pleased to get another sticker on her chart tomorrow :-)

During the evening I recovered the seat of my Craft Room chair, which was surprisingly quick and easy to do and looks fantastic, even if I say so myself :-) It makes a real difference to the evenings getting both Littlies in bed at a reasonable time and its definitely spurring me on to keep up the baby steps towards Princess Lollipop sleeping in her own room.

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26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006