Monday, January 31, 2011

Make room..............

Making some room on the blog................we are just waiting to hear from our agency.
The cutoff has been confirmed as June 2nd with multiple agencies. Maybe tomorrow we will have some news for you, in the meantime know that I cannot eat or sleep until we receive our phone call:) Sooooooooooo nervous and excited!

Did we or Didn't we

June 2nd??January 31st, 2011
A European agency is saying the cut off will be June 2. Still an R2 at this point.

Here is RQ's latest, OMG this is the hardest wait. Today I will be on my computer all day waiting to see if we did actually make the cutoff. I don't think I have ever been this anxious!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I've got nothing to say.
We are still waiting and don't know if referrals will be sent out before or after the CNY (Chinese New Year) which is Feb 3rd. (The CCAA apparently is closed the 2nd also). After 4 years, 7 months & 25 days of waiting I am tired...........just plain worn out. Hopefully we will hear something in the next few weeks.

Monday, January 17, 2011

While out to lunch...............

a strange thing happened.........................for real........this is my fortune from Sunday the 16th of January. I blurted it out in the middle of the restaurant too :) Gordon & I immediately grabbed our cell phones @ the same time to take a picture, certinally his parents sitting across from us at the table thought we were nuts.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Waiting for the call......

Set up & tried out the video on my camera tonight to make sure everything works. Now just waiting for "the call". Hopefully next week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Camera time...............

While I am at home recovering from surgery for the next 6 weeks--BORING--I had the opportunity to pick the brain of a photog friend that I went to school with.

Today Bridge taught me more about my camera and photography than I got out of the 3 books I have been reading, guess I am more a hands on kinda girl.
We spent 2 hours just yuckin it up "chatting" about cameras and life, it was great to catch up.
Here is a photo I took last month after a hard freeze.
You can see the photo info then a before and after pic of the processing. I'm still learning how to tweak the actions.......but I'm learning.

Can you see the difference?

I used 2 actions to get these results, Boost & Sharpen, not used to using actions. I have only used actions a few times before but now that I have been given these tips I don't see how you couldn't use them. Now I feel a little more confident in my pictures :)

Visit Bridgette's Website if you want to see her fantastic photos.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Anxiously waiting to hear some rumblings on this month's referrals!

Cell Phones on - check
Laptop on - check
List of questions for the call - check
Lifelink programmed in my phone - check
Skype on laptop and home computer - check
Rumor Queen forum on my cell - check

please :)

Sunday, January 02, 2011

and it's 2011

Happy New Year to all of my Blogger buddies!

Today 01/02/2011 marks 4 years and 7 months of waiting for our Mia............................I am hoping that our next post will be her referral. The anticipated time of referral announcements for January are between the 13th and 21st. Now the only hitch in that giddy up is that we are falling close to the CNY (Chinese New Year) and there is a possibility referrals won't be sent out until their return after the holiday. :(