This afternoon I spent several hours in the Sister's Brew coffee shop, working. The sensation of leaving my home and spending multiple uninterrupted hours in doing something productive for which I get paid is something of a novelty to me and I have to say I enjoyed it thoroughly.
We also sent off the first packet of information to the adoption specialist in Coeur d'Alene this morning. Of the many of pages of documentation we have to gather we've gotten about 3/4 of it and sent it on ahead so she can start processing it on her end, hopefully speeding the date of our home study.
The greatest hiccup so far has been the lack of a birth certificate for Little Mister. Apparently we forgot to order one back when he was tiny and he has gone two whole years without one! Now we have one on order and will be able to submit copies. It's weird what these things uncover in our files.
To me, the biggest hassles are still to come, even greater than writing the 19-page biographical statement. We have to get a physical exam and we have to get fingerprinted. For me this is the fourth (fifth?) time I have done this. I had better never choose a life of crime. Every time, though, it is such a huge hassle, especially with toddlers in tow. I just need to bite the bullet and do it, the sooner the better so I can stop dreading it.