Archive for January, 2007


Starting a new thing is always difficult. We’re reluctant to change and are quite happy with the status quo. Yet new things, beginnings, are always around the corner. It’s a new year, we’re about to start a new month, and I’m starting a new book. Now some writers might really love to start new books, but not me. I wish I could skip the first few chapters and just jump in about chapter 5, but it just doesn’t work that way. So I’m stuck, wondering how this should go, trying to get a feel for these new characters, would she say this? would he do that? And it’s soooo slow going. But I’m determined to get this proposal done.

I’m also getting back into my daily exercise and even though that was a habit a few months ago, my mind and body have long forgotten that. So making myself do the work is a struggle every single day.

Well, my temperature this morning didn’t change anything on my chart, so maybe I really did ovulate. Stranger things have happened. But with PCOS, you just never know what to expect.


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I’m back

I’ve been away for several weeks because frankly I didn’t know what to write. I set this up as our adoption blog, but then we haven’t been able to move forward with that so I felt like I had nothing to say. But while we’re on hold from pursuing adoption we certainly have other things going on in our lives.

Busy, busy, busy has been my motto the last few weeks. Mostly with my writing, but also with the house. I’ve taken the first steps to becoming a Flybaby and my kitchen is sparkling and my laundry is staying fairly current. I’ve turned in proposals for my next book as well as a new series proposal idea to my agents and am waiting for feedback. In the meantime I’m working on the next book in hopes that we will go to contract again soon. The time in between contracts can be so nerve-wracking.

I’ve also been doing well keeping on top of my healthy me work. Exercising and eating right and trying new, healthy recipes. It’s all working together and someday I hope I’ll wake up and be a much healthier person.

I think I might have ovulated this cycle, which was rather surprising because it wasn’t looking like it was going to happen and last cycle was such a bust. So maybe those herbs/vitamins I’ve been taking are actually working. I just want my body to work the way it’s supposed to so any indication of regulated hormones is a good sign for me.

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More waiting

DH and I have been waiting to apply until we have some additional information, but we’d hoped to be able to do so soon. I’ve just read through the new guidelines established by the Chinese government and it looks like we’ll have to wait until at least March now after we’ve been married for 2 full years. I need to confirm this requirement as well as some others with the agency, but it sounds like China is tightening the requirements. None of the others should effect us, but I want to go over some just to make sure.

But if we have to wait, then we’ll wait. We know we’ll get there eventually, we just feel too compelled to China.

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It’s been a few years since I was glad to see a year leave. And I would be ungratful if I said there was nothing good about 2006; I have an amazing husband who adores me, the best family in the world, a blossoming career, two healthy kitties, and my list could go on. But 2006 was also the most difficult year of my life, so I am feeling quite welcoming this morning to the newness of 2007. New years are always filled with such potential and promise, there is a whole year ahead that could bring just about anything. We hope (and pray) that 2007 brings us closer to being parents. Hopefully, soon, we’ll be able to start the adoption paperwork. I’m also hopeful that this year will bring stablization to my hormonal issues – with the help of medication, herbs and exercise. So here’s to a shiny, new, fresh, untarnished, year!

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