Sunday, February 26, 2012

Reconnecting with Old Friends

I got a phone call from an old friend that I haven't talked to in a very long time, and that got me thinking about the fact that I haven't been in the mood to write a new post here in a while, and then that got me into a guilt spiral, and that got me sitting down and watching a movie which was really good and got me back into a guilt spiral for not writing anything in a while, so that got me into having some lunch and watching an episode of Futurama on Netflix - which amused me quite a bit - which then just pushed me further into a guilt spiral, so HERE I AM.

The biggest and best thing to happen since my Valentine's Day post is that we received notification from the province that we are officially on The List.

My Lovely Wife and I have wanted children for a long time, but haven't had any luck (insert your own "getting lucky" pun here).  I famously said last year that I really want children because I want a lawnmower and a snow blower that can't work for ten years, and then won't work.  Okay, maybe I didn't famously say that, but it was one of the jokes I used in my stand up act last year, and that's a kind of fame.

But seriously, we've always wanted children, and thankfully, we put our names into the adoption bucket back when we first started trying because it's taken eight years to get to this point.  EIGHT YEARS.  Let me put that into perspective for you.
  • Shrek 2 was the highest grossing movie of the year.  
  • The Rick Mercer Report debuted.
  • Friends ended.
  • Amy Poehler joined Tina Fey doing the Weekend Update on SNL.
What I'm trying to say is that it was a long time ago.  A younger, gentler time, in which we'd only been trying to help clean up the mess in Afghanistan for two years. Paul Martin had been the Prime Minister for only a few months.  World of Warcraft didn't even come out until the end of 2004!

It was a long time ago.

And now it's done.  We've done the paperwork, we've gotten the forms filled out, we did the interviews and the homestudies and the courses.  Now all we have to do is wait for the call. 

Here's the thing about adopting... it's all waiting until it's done. 

I've got some more to say on this subject, but I have to go to work now.

Oh - and I got a copy of the video of my stand-up performance!  I'm going to play with the editing a little and add a laugh track, but then I'll post it here!

For now, good to talk to you again old friend.

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