Friday, February 10, 2017

Life Update February 2017

I haven't given a life update / Adoption update since August, so I thought it was time to fill all of you in as to what has been going on in our lives.
Yes, we still want to adopt.  That is a huge desire.  But while I wouldn't say life has been getting in the way, we have been trying to prepare ourselves for that.  We've been doing a lot of work on the emotional and mental preparation that comes with fostering / adopting.  We had more to do on that than I had realized, so this has been taking some time.

We are still working on the house.  Not only does it need to be up to code, but I am still getting rid of "stuff".  What is this "stuff"?   Mom had, as her best friend from high school put it, "Many Treasures".  Not long after Mom passed away I had some work done on the house.  Most of this was put in tubs and needs to be unpacked and sorted through.  (A few keep items, some to give away, some will get tossed.)  This is slower going than I had anticipated, and it is also mentally exhausting as well.  

In January, I took the GRE and did well on it, especially for not studying.  Today I mailed my graduate school application to West Virginia University.  While I do enjoy selling online,  my undergraduate degree is one of those "I have a degree, now what do I do with it?" types of degrees, and I think it would be to our advantage to make myself more marketable in the workplace.  So now I have to wait and see if I get accepted into the program  I want to study!

It's currently winter in West Virginia and that is usually a dull, depressing time.  We have had some nice, warm days this winter.  It was almost seventy degrees earlier this week, and yesterday there was a snow day for schools because of the severe weather that hit on Wednesday evening.

I'm hoping to be posting more regularly and bringing you even more savings advice in the next several months!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update! I've been wondering about things on the adoption front. Prayers that things fall into place as God wills. :)