Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Anticipation


OK, so that horoscope was optimistic, but not entirely true. Ah well!

Every post lately seems to be about waiting. Well, maybe because that is what we are doing! We are impatient, that is clear. We are hoping that the call comes today, and we have hoped that every day for the last four months or so.

While the call could come today, it could come next week, next month or next year. More likely than not, it is going to take more time and very potentially into 2009.

While we wait, we want to be sure we are not wishing away our time together. The preparation and anticipation need to be enjoyed as well! So, I think we need to continue to make concerted efforts to have things to look forward to, especially ones that we would not easily be able to do once having a child.

So, here is my preliminary list (posted without spousal collaboration so it is subject to amendment) of things we want to do this fall:

1. A getaway weekend in September or October,
2. Lots of fall football Saturdays and Sundays with friends and beer,
3. A movie or two in a real live movie theater,
4. A nice dinner at a great tapas restaurant we know,
5. Miniature golf on the real grass course in town,
6. Serious sleeping-in on the weekend,
7. A nice long bike ride, and
8. Lots of grilling out while the weather is still nice.

OK, that is a good start. I'm sure we will be adding to it.

I will admit that while just briefly brainstorming about things Ryan and I can do this fall, things popped into my head like "research daycares and schools" and "look for kid's room furniture." But the point is to have a lot that we want to that doesn't involve waiting. I think there is plenty to look forward to and enjoy while in this part of our lives.

I will leave you with this quote by Jonathan Swift:

"May you live all the days of your life."

4 comments:

THE SCHAEFERS said...

Sounds like you have a great list started. We waited almost a year to the day for our first and only referral for our Polish princesses and looking back we were less than patient. It seemed that the week after we truly resigned ourselves to the fact that it still could be another year's wait, we got the call -- while it is cliche, it will truly will happen when you least expect it.

Hang in there and have fun!

mom said...

So very wise. I used to tell my kids in school when they got impatient waiting their turns or waiting on line that a lot of life is spent waiting. So live it to the fullest while you wait! And I do also think it will come about when you least expect it. We love you both, Mom

James and Melanie said...

Loving your ideas! My husband and I are doing the same thing, taking advantage of the time we have together "without" children. They'll come soon enough!

Debbie said...

Jen,

I followed your link from a comment you left on our blog.

I was reading a lot of your older blogs, and have to say, what a great blog you have and what seems to be a wonderful sense of humor! Hang on to that!

Wishing you luck in your 5150 mile journey to adoption and motherhood.

Debbie
(www.adoptingfrompoland.blogspot.com)