Friday, July 20, 2012

Double Fisting It*

Life is barreling forward like a freight train. The good kind of freight train that you are happy to see and that gives you the the warm fuzzies. I was *finally* offered that job I've been talking about forever. And I took it! Today marks the completion of my first week. It's definitely an adjustment, but I I like it, and I am SO GLAD we made that decision. Bye bye being my own boss, hello health insurance! The sad news is that there's a 3 month waiting period before my benefits kick in (grrrrr), but the good news is that I did some finagling and my benefits start October 1. Bring it. This Fall = me + uterine surgery. Can't wait.  If everything goes according to plan (and it usually doesn't, but I'm hoping for the best here), I'll have surgery in late October and a successful round of IVF in February. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, we are about 3 weeks out from our 1-year adoption profile anniversary. And that means things are ramping up to renew our home study. It's kind of a bummer because I thought for sure we'd be done with the waiting part before a year rolled around. But instead we just have 2 failed matches. Maybe 3rd time is the charm. (Coincidentally, we were assigned the same ditzypants social worker for our 2012 home study as we were for our 2011 home study. Original story is here: part I, part II, part III)

I'm super excited (and thankful) that we're able to keep both of these doors open. This is what we wanted from the beginning (one successful pregnancy/birth, one successful adoption) and I am glad we're forcing our way down both paths.

*S says this is a very dirty thing to say. Where I come from, it means doing two things at once - particularly, holding a beer in each hand. Either way, clearly inappropriate for the current topic of discussion.