Saturday 7 June 2008

Archived Post 2008 - The beginning of more quiet

The silence around here is ending but I would not be surprised if it is replaced a new silence - but a good one.

How's that for cryptic.

In the fall Jack and I started the process of becoming foster parents - we thought that we would be good at it and in Ontario it is the same process as adopting, that is to say a long one that involves a complete home study and a list as long as my arm of things that had to be done to our house to make it "safe" ( like installing child proof locks on the cupboard where the cleaning supplies are kept - which I did the other day and then proudly announced to Jack that it was " done" only to find that the key to open it (a magnet) was inside the cupboard!)

So we did all those things and a few weeks ago the social worker came back and mentioned that the 2 boys she had in mind to live here had become crown wards and needed to be adopted, would we be interested in adopting instead. After much thought and a lot of talking we decided that we would be and so if things go according to plan we will parents in July. There are still lots of hoops to jump through and nothing is for sure yet but we are hopeful that this is going to work out. We won't know for sure till all the i's are dotted and the t's crossed but so far everything looks good.

I'll keep you posted but in the mean time I have rooms to paint, curtains to sew and gardens to weed. No shortage of work to do around here, luckily for me I have great friends who are helping out when I am panicking - thanks to help from Jove and company the garden (which is also partially their garden) is now in in and weeded - one less thing to worry about for now, till the weeds decide to grow some more.

all in all it's good - really good. I am off to enjoy the last of beautiful day, summer is finally here.