So here it is, Friday, and I'm in much the same spot since my last post on Monday. In fact, now I'm (hopefully) on the downward side of my cold. I haven't worked all week, well, except for tutoring and that's easy because I don't have to go further than my kitchen table. The sub coordinator called on Tuesday morning and I sounded so horrid that she never even offered a job. She called again Wednesday night and Brian told her I was out of the running for Thursday because I still had a fever going. She called again yesterday to chat about the long term assignment I will be taking in April, and I think, also, to check out my sicky status. Needless to say, she didn't call today. And actually, for that, I'm pretty glad. This has been a pretty backwards cold as all week long I have had every symptom (fever, aches, cough, and vomiting) except for nasal congestion. That part started last night and today I have the pleasure of nasty slobbery sneezes. (Gee, after all that I bet you wish I'd go back to rambling about Aunt Flo, ultrasounds, injections, peeing on sticks and progesterone symptoms). And really, what sense does it make to call in a sub who is sicker than the teacher she is replacing?
I've made no actual physical progress with our adoption profile either. I say "physical" progress because I haven't done anything to get any pictures printed, haven't started our "Dear Birthmom" letter, and haven't picked up any scrapbooking supplies. (As if I don't have enough stashed away right now.) However, I have been making some "mental" progress. I've been thinking about things that I want to include and I've been obsessing over what type of scrapbooking format I want to use. And that's where I get stuck. My typical scrapbooking style is to have each 2 page layout as it's own entity, designed around what my pictures are showing. So, my scrapbooks tend to be sort of eclectic in that each 2 page layout doesn't necessarily match the ones before or after it. Anyway, I can't decide if I want to do this profile in the same manner, or in a much more streamlined manner where all of the pages coordinate with each other. I guess I'm leaning towards streamlining . . .
And now I would like to introduce you to Brian's sister, Stephanie, and her hubby and boys. Check out Steph's new blog Getting by in Alaska. They just moved from southern California to Anchorage on New Year's Eve. There are lots of funny stories to go along with the culture shock. So stop by, visit, and give her a warm welcome to the bloggy world.