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Friday, December 29, 2006
Since not much new is going on in the adoption world, the requirements for applying for accreditation were posted and our agency has submitted their documents, I'm going to try to move accreditation along. Hopefully I'll have the same luck as last time since government decision 654 was signed very shortly after my last list, here’s an update to my top ten list of the reasons accreditation hasn't been completed yet.

10. The adoption gods want me to have the lifebook started (have all the stuff, just haven’t done anything yet) – got more stuff but still haven’t done too much.

9. Traveling now would fit in well with my work schedule – this one is still true, but won’t be for much longer.

8. We don’t have enough winter clothes so will need to spend more money on stuff we probably won’t use more than once – at least they’re on clearance now.

7. Our ballet season tickets came in and we have great seats, so we’ll probably need to change at least one date and get not as great seats – on the same ballet note, the Bolshoi will be traveling to Washington DC at the end of February we really wanted to see the Bolshoi while in Russia.

6. Our football team (go Niners) is playing so bad right now we wish we could be far, far away so we wouldn’t have to watch them loose so badly – the season actually picked up nicely and they started doing better, I'll have to think of a new number 6.

5. We’re missing out on buying cool toys for Christmas (of course at Costco and more shopping) – all the toys are gone from Costco, but plenty of other options are ready for shopping.

4. We should be learning more Russian (yep, still on lesson 5) – still on lesson five.

3. It gives me an opportunity to irritate Steve by sending links to all the Disney stuff we could buy for Lil’ G’s room – I’ve now progressed from sending the links to buying stuff.

2. Chianti really wants to continue to monopolize our lives so has been calling the Russian authorities (and running up a huge phone bill) – Chianti has now gotten Merlot (the cat) in on the action so the bills are even bigger.

And the number one reason is ...

1. It’s not cold enough in Siberia (yet) – it could be colder.
posted by yorkiemom @ 8:53 PM  
  • At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good list Stefanie, didn't seem like too much has changed, except the 49ers. I have been looking at toys too and buying a few. More on this later.
    Love you all, Mother

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