Well, we continue to wait for our chance to be parents. I know it will come sometime soon. I would just like soon to be tomorrow! What can I say, I'm getting a little impatient. It's probably because we are in the midst of paperwork, again. One of our documents for the US government is going to expire soon. Like it's my fault the China is the slowest country in the world :) We have to update our home study, goodie.
Besides waiting things are good. Steve is getting ready to wrap things up at BU and I'm in the midst of TAKS which is a joy (not)! We continue to plan our summer trip which gets longer each day. Our Italy book came in and I have enjoy looking through it and remembering our fun times. I am working on the France book now which has been a lot of fun.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Well, I finally finished our Shutterfly book for Italy. Wow! I can't believe it has taken me so long to get it completed. Usually if I am doing a book from a trip we have taken I jump right into it when we get home. I guess I was feeling a little overwhelmed with the 1400+ pictures that we took. The first thing I had to do was reduce the pictures to 999 so I could work them into a book. That took awhile because I was being too picky. Once I got the pictures down to 999 I should have gotten started but for some reason I just didn't have the "drive". Well, almost 4 months later I finally ordered it tonight. I'm going to start working on the Paris book now and try not to get so behind. I think a fun job would be quality control at Shutterfly. That way I could check out everyone else's books and projects.
In other news I'm over strep throat. I think having the nurse move next door to me at school hasn't been the best. When the kids see me they like to give me hugs which is usually great until their visiting the nurse. I don't want tell the kids "no hugs" so I guess I'll keep my purell close by :) Oh the fun of working at an elementary school!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Nothing much happening around the Cates' lately. We have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather and are already looking toward summer. Today was my second day of TAKS testing. TAKS days are always long and a little tedious. My principal and asst. principal are addicted to coffee and on days like today they drink a lot. I helped their addiction today with some Starbucks. The traveler is a great little something for those who need a perk in their step in the morning. The nice part is that it comes with everything you need to make a good cup of coffee and for Starbucks it isn't too expensive.