The Bad: In thanks, they always manage to leave piles of poo behind!
The Ugly: Did you know that geese poo a pound a day! According to Eammon, it's all in our yard...guess I should stop encouraging them and feeding them.
The Good: Over the past week the weather in Atlanta has been unseasonably cool, only in the low to mid 70's, so working in the yard, though
The Bad: Forty of the newly scalped shrubs are hollies and have left me scratched, stabbed and bruised. On top of that, with everything I've trimmed in the past two days and what I did last week, I'm not even close to being halfway through...plus the weeds...OMG!! Any gardeners out there interested in a lovely 4bd/4ba home on a pond? I think I hear the sweet call of a condo, as once Baby S is here, this may be much more than I can handle!
The Ugly: The picture shows only the debris from nine of the shrubs. Just in case you missed it, there were 49 shrubs cut, of which I still have clean-up to do from ALL of them! I think we're going to exceed our weekly limit of 6 bags of yard debris allowed by our sanitation company. In addition, on advise of Julie, I sprayed my gardens with this natural stuff that's supposed to deter those evil monsters from feasting on my flowers. Sure, they're cute when they're little but now thanks to them, my gardens smell like hot wings and urine...Lovely!!
The Good: This weekend we're getting together with other Atlanta area adopting families for a bonfire. These monthly gatherings have been a saving grace in this seemingly endless wait for Baby S.
The Bad: For the past 6 months, each month I've thought, oh good, we're at the halfway point in our wait to referral only to find that the next month, with the time line du jour, we're still at the halfway point. Well, now I don't even know what to think about where we are in the wait to referral. Our dossier has been logged in at CCAA for 9 months and 6 days...not that I'm keeping count or anything. We've been climbing this mountain of wait for so long now, I can't wait to reach the top and start coming down the other side.
The Ugly: In each newsletter from our agency, they generally show a predicted time line of when they think referrals will come out for each log-in-date. For Eammon and I, the predictions always seemed to be twice as long as we've already waited. Well in this months newsletter, our LID wasn't even listed! They did predictions for referrals six months into the future and we're not there!!! Our LID is August 10, and right now our agency is anticipating that families logged-in at the end of July will hopefully be receiving their referrals in October! With referrals lately coming at the end of the month, we may not have Baby S until 2007!!!