Sunday, November 27, 2011

In the waiting

Feeling kinda yucky today. I have been a bit under the weather this whole week. I am not sure if its a physical reaction to the reality that our profile is being shown, as my mother suggested, or simply doing too much while living in a cold and wet city! Either way, the weather is a good reflection of how I am feeling.

I am trying to go on with life as normal. Planning meals for the week, and grocery shopping. Getting Christmas gifts wrapped and ready to mail home to England (really must get on that!) and making dates with friends for dinner or coffee or game night as we embrace the holiday season as a reason for fun. But it is hard to keep my mind distracted. The uncertainty just sucks all my energy.

I had a spurt of energy just now and tidied away our Christmas decoration boxes so all that is left is pretty decorations. That's a good thing but it did take me two days.

I am hosting a Christmas ladies night, for the ladies from my church this week so I wanted to have decorations up for that. At least now I know that all I will have to do to get ready for the party is to give the bathroom a wipe over and the carpet a quick vacuum! There will be baking too, but that isn't s chore to find enthusiasm for!

Last week Joann fabrics had a free shipping day, so I took full advantage and ordered some lolly pop sticks (which were already on sale) to try my hand at making cake pops, or something similar. I have a recipe for chocolate-mint ones, which look so cute, so we will see if they turn out well. I like having an excuse to try fun treats when I am not going to get left eating them all!

I really dislike feeling this lack of energy during this season. I love all things Christmas so I know I am feeling off when I am forcing myself to jingle! Hoping that a new week will give us certain answers about this adoption situation, and that I can find joy in the wait. Joy, and an appetite for Christmas cookies!! ha ha


  1. Sounds like you are well on the way to being ready for the holidays!!

    Please post picture of how the cake pops work out!!

    Happy ICLW

  2. Oooh! Good luck with your profile being shown! I hope and pray it works out wonderfully for you! I've been feeling sluggish recently, as well. I don't have the excuse of cool weather either, as it's been very warm here recently. Maybe that's why I'm feeling sluggish, though, wishing for cooler weather. Hopefully your energy level will increase soon! I'd love a copy of that recipe!

    Happy ICLW

  3. Before I even checked your "about me" page, I was about to ask if you lived in Washington! I know how the wet city can make things kind of blah weather!!

    Wishing you the best!

    ICLW #46 Krystal
    (The Good stuff)



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