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A Perfect Moment With a Book

My Friend Lori says "Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between."  And it's true!

I haven't been posting on my blog much lately.  We have had a lot of different things going on.

I have been dealing with a lot of my chronic pain issues from my back the past few months.  It was nice to have forgotten how much my chronic back pain dictates what I can and can't do in my daily routines.  But my back isn't playing nice again.

Things with our adoption are a bit stagnant right now.  Partly because of the back pain, but also because the local agency we were really hoping to use for our adoption process has decided not to take on any new families for the Spring.  They are not taking anyone new until the Fall.  It's very frustrating.  So we are now looking to finish up an independent home study with them and the pursue other agencies.

While dealing with these issues I found out this past Friday that my position at work is "going in a different direction" and I will be unemployed as of April 5.  I have been in this position for 7 1/2 years so it's been a while since I've had to go on an interview or work up a resume.  To say that I'm frustrated would be an understatement.

With that said, I know that God has a plan and somehow this is all going to work out just fine.  I haven't been very happy in my job for a while so maybe this is a push in the right direction to find something that I love doing!

But enough complaining!  There's a perfect moment in here somewhere, right?

One of the things I love so much about the online infertility and adoption community is the connections that are made.

Earlier this month one of my twitter peeps tweeted that she had an extra copy of the book "Goodnight Moon" and would love to share it with someone.  She has just become a Mom through domestic adoption and wanted to pass the book along to someone else.

So I sent a tweet back that if she didn't have someone who wanted it already, that I would love a copy.

This Saturday there was a package on my doorstep with a return address I didn't recognize.  I opened it up and there was the book from her.  It came at the most perfect time when I needed a pick-me-up!

I am excited to add this book to our baby book collection.  What a fun story it will have for our future child(ren) when we tell them where the book came from.

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That's my perfect moment this Monday.  Do you have one to share?  Hope on over to Lori's blog and link your story up with others.


Honest Friday


My friend Carrie at Frugal Foodie Mama is co-hosting this weeks "Honest Friday"  post.  And since I needed something to prompt me along this week, I decided to join in on the fun.

This week's question "What is the longest amount of time you've gone without shaving your legs?"  The question alone made me giggle, so I knew I had to answer it.

Because I have chronic back pain I sometimes have difficulty shaving my legs.  It's hard to bend and reach and do all that stretching with a razor in your hand.

Last weekend when I was giving my self a pedicure with my Jamberry wraps, I realized just how long it had been since I shaved my legs.  The answer was....way too long!  I'm guessing it was around four or five weeks.  Being a natural blond lends itself to having blond hair on my legs so I can get away without shaving and it not being too obvious.

My poor acupuncturist must think I've gotten lazy over the last month without shaving my legs.  But now that problem is solved.  My legs are silky smooth...and I won't go so long again without shaving!

What about you?  Do you want to play along?  Just hop on over and link up with the others.


Where's Spring?!?

I don't know what the weather is like where you are today, but I'm tired of my winter sweaters!


Hope we all see sunshine and warmer days soon!

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