To be posting 2 days in a row. One way to tell that TCIE is depressed? I never post. Notice how since January there have been very few...
But I seem to think my luck may be changing recently. I got pulled over on my way to work the other day, doing 82 in a 65. It was a State Trooper, and I was all set to tell him a sob story involving BFNs and the works (nope, I kid you not), but he immediately asked for my license and registration. He told me why he pulled me over then asked where I was going. I said to work, and then added, "I'm so sorry, my head is elsewhere..." and he cut me off to ask how my driving record was. "Very, very good," I replied. He said he would let me off with a warning this time, and went back to write up the official warning (and also probably to check and make sure I wasn't lying about my driving record).
I thought about it as I drove away, "Hm, I never get a warning, except the time I told them I just found out my grandmother had taken a turn for the worst... (which, by the way, wasn't a lie... I wouldn't go that far to get out of a ticket)" And it dawned on me that it was such a nice day out, I wasn't wearing my coat. What was I wearing? My scrubs. I'm thinking he let me off because I was (in his mind) a "nurse." Hey, if it gets me out of tickets, I'll wear my scrubs every day!
Then today I got a message from the local DY.FS branch (Division of Youth and Fam.ily Services) regarding Foster Care. They had "something" to discuss with us, and could I please call back.
Famous last words.
I nearly had a heart attack.
I called back, and it turned out that they had looked into some preliminary stuff from our application, and the "Thing" (with a Capital "T") from January was already showing up. I told her that I had been hoping to discuss this with them before they "discovered" it, and then I explained the whole "Thing." She was very sweet about it, but said she honestly didn't know if we'd be able to continue until she talked to her Supervisor.
Again, I almost had a heart attack.
She called back almost immediately - YES, we can continue!! Insert HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF here.
Honestly, I don't know what I would have done if they said no.
I also had a wonderful conversation with one of my High School BFFs (whom I haven't really spoken to in years, except for at our Reunion last June). She just happens to be a Licensed Social Worker in the Foster Care system in Baltimore. Yes, I know people in high places :) I spoke with her at length about some of my initial questions/concerns regarding Foster Care, we spoke about the kids she works with, religion in the foster home, the differences between Foster-to-Adopt and plain Fostering, etc. etc. She is one of the most amazing people I have ever known, and has overcome more than most people should ever have to at a young age. I think the work she is doing now is just PERFECT for her, and I'm also happy that I can now benefit from her expertise!
So, this week seems to be the beginning of a turning point for us. It seriously took me about 3 minutes to type that last sentence, I am SO AFRAID of jinxing it.
Next Tuesday is the meeting that will culminate the "Thing," so please pray once again!!
OH- gosh, I almost forgot!!! More good news!!! I decided to finally bite the bullet and call for an appointment with Dr S.tegman. He hasn't responded to my inquiries from December, and I figure there may be other things he may want to try, too, so may as well. Not to mention, everyone else has been having such great appointments lately.
I called on Monday, fully expecting to not get in until MAYBE late April if I was lucky.
My appointment is March 29th, due to some cancellations :)
DH will be 31 and 1 day old. It will be almost 2 years to the day of my BIG surgery with Dr S. Let's see what else NaPro has to offer me. Bring it!