Well, I was hoping to hold off for exciting Foster news but we are still in a holding pattern. I will say this, all our stuff has been received and our social working is going through it to prepare our packet to send off for licensing. We do still have our homestudy and I think this may happen before Christmas. I know this because our social worker asked about our Christmas plans. So there you go, still waiting.
My mom had surgery for her cancer and did really great. We went to visit her that night at the hospital and I've never seen anyone looks so good in the hospital. I always feel like the walking dead in hospital but my mom was alert and in really good spirits. She had an allergic reaction to her pain medicine (scratching forever despite benedryl) but luckily she was feeling ok to go off pain meds anyway. Her lympth nodes were removed as a precautionary measure and the results came back cancer free, this is really good news. She just has to stay on top of doctor visits to keep a watch out.
Here at home we are working hard to try to get our house painted this month (or asap). We received 3 quotes with wildly varying ranges of amounts. I don't usually advise this but we are going with the lowest quote, money is tight this time of year and we don't want to wait to save more money because the house looks really, really bad right now. We had our front porch decking redone and you guys I haven't even taken a photo of it because the house still looks so bad.
Taking the lowest quote is always a gamble because you risk delays and god knows what. We can only cross our fingers, be diligent, and hope for the best. As always I'll post about how it's going.
Other than that we are getting ready for Christmas. We're hosting our annual Christmas party next weekend so that's been on my mind. I want to keep it easy so I'm not so exhausted by party time but then part of me wants to improve the party too and that means more work. I'll just have to see how it goes, I'm going to try to do as much as possible prep the day before the party. But even when I do that I still end up exhausted by the time the party starts. This is why people have their big parties catered. It all makes sense now.