Monthly Archives: June 2013

2013
06/28

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Our Adoption
Personal

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News Update

095Here is my new web site.

http://faithfullyawaitingfritzelnumber4.com

I was having a little trouble getting things done on my last blogger account, so I decided to switch! It has worked so much better for me although I am still in the beginning stages…I have learned that I was right. I AM NOT TECH SAVVY! (Which normally I love saying that I was right, but not in this particular instance.)

In other news, I have learned that my 1st graduate practicum placement for my Masters in Social Work will be at a mental health hospital this fall! I am super excited! I will be doing intake assessments for ages 5 all the way up determining if there needs to be hospitalization, partial hospitalization, or outpatient therapy.  This is exactly what I asked for, so I am super excited. I will be working 30 hours a week for free, so that’s great too. (sarcasm included)

For those of you who may not know, I have spent the last five years of my career as a social worker in elementary schools and have been wanting more mental health experience.  The two years before that I worked with mental health patients through the state and before that I worked at a homeless shelter.  I love social work and although staying at home has been a big time blessing for me, it is going to be so nice to dip my toes back into social work practice, even only for a semester.  My plan is to get the first practicum under my belt before the baby comes.  It seems so surreal even saying “before the baby comes”.  I realize this sounds silly seeing that I have no idea when “the baby” is actually coming.  I don’t even know why I am putting “the baby” in quotes.

Speaking of, our next step is our seminar which was not scheduled until August 15th and 16th.  After the seminar will be our home visit.  Once the home visit is completed and approved we get to put our page together for the birth mother book.  Things are moving along, this time last year we were getting settled in our new house, now we are making plans to turn Owen’s playroom into a nursery. Poor kid’s not going to know what hit him!

2013
06/25

Category:
Our Home

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Master Bedroom

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Master bath

 

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2013
06/21

Category:
My Projects

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Getting it together

I was yet again, inspired by a pinterest post the other day to clean up my closet. I am actually pretty well organized but for some reason my closet is ALWAYS a disaster. My poor husband is kind of a neat freak and I am pretty sure the thing that drives him most up the wall…are my shoe boxes. 

These are my shoes on a good day…
Here are my shoes on a bad day…
 
So I went to Target and found a little shelf on clearance for $17 and now here is my closet!

I still have quite a few boxes with boots and heels but it looks so much better.  Your welcome husband.  And now I have to get rid of these, it’s a sad day.  Apparently (according to my husband) it is not normal to keep your shoes in their shoe boxes.  I am making my husband put them in our recycling, because my OCD heart can’t take it.
Farewell friends, you have served me so well, but it was time for a change. Just an FYI, if you looked in my mother and sisters closet you would see the same.  Which means I may not be as crazy as my husband thinks or my whole family is crazy.


2013
06/20

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Personal

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Vertigo Follow-up

My blood work came back normal, so I went to have an MRI on Tuesday of this week and my doctor discovered some thickness around my sinus’.  She thinks I have allergies and that is causing the dizziness.  The dr. gave me a prescription for nasal spray and she thinks this will completely clear up my vertigo. Who knew? I thought for sure they would come back with no answers.  I have been to this doctor a couple times about my dizzy spells and they have never figured it out.  If allergies have been the problem this entire time, that is super annoying, but at least it’s hopefully fixed. I will pick up the meds this morning and have high hopes that this will make me feel normal again. Just wanted to let anyone know that might have a similar issue. 

2013
06/18

Category:
My Projects

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Pinterest Fail Turned Great

I decided a few weeks ago that since I finished my last class of the semester, I needed a project. So I went on down to the Home Depot and bought myself some paint. The original plan was to finally stencil an entire wall. I have been wanting to do this for ages and finally built up courage and read enough Pinterest stencil blogs to go for it. Well needless to say, it was a complete and utter fail! Apparently if the wall is textured the paint will inevitably bleed under the stencil. Which led me to my backup plan… I had to paint the entire wall. The paint I picked out just happened to be a shade of gray (my gray obsession lives on) but this time I thought I would do a dark charcoal. Well in our bedroom it basically turned out black. So now we have a black wall in our bedroom and I am telling you, I LOVE IT! Of course now I am trying to figure out how to paint my brown furniture. Ha! Always something. I ended up covering some old canvases with some leftover burlap that I had from another pinterest experiment and stenciling those instead. I still think it needs more but, here is the wall for now…What do you think?