Monday, August 13, 2007

May you live in interesting times

It’s been an unusually turbulent time. You have to accept and embrace a certain amount of risk or things simply stagnate. So in our house we see a number of changes. E is starting his new school in 2 weeks and the preparation and planning is reaching a crescendo. There’ve been visits and playdates and meetings, all necessary but adding to the chaos. He really likes the school and I’m happy to meet the children he’ll be spending his days with and the families we’ll be getting to know.

Meanwhile, I decided to take a temp position in my agency. Hopefully this will work out to be a positive change. My current office has been doing the paper cut torture test where little annoyances upon little annoyances grow and grow. It’s left me drained and grouchy. I think this will be a good move for me with lots of potential.

Meanwhile, meanwhile…. We decided to pursue another adoption. There was much debate and angst but we decided that time was running out and we hoped Indiana Jones style to slip under the stone wall before Guatemala closes. Things were proceeding well, as we applyied our knowledge from last go around and then BLAM! our agency was raided over the weekend. There were charges (unfounded in my opionion) that illegal adoption were taking place. My confidence was shattered and the reality of the current politics hit me hard. I’m left shaken and worried about how to proceed. There should be a way around this but I’m not seeing it at the moment.

5 comments:

Bacchus said...

Wow! When you have interesting times you really mean it. I hope E. enjoys his new school. I'm not looking forward to that day, more because I'll be one of THOSE parents. You know the ones sobbing as they leave. LOL

Sorry the adoption was interupted. Will you try in Guatemala again or try closer to home?

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh no ... about sending E off to a new school... it's always tough...

and about the 2nd adoption....
hum.... think think think...


I haven't seen you around the blogosphere...

Hugs buddy!!!
Kiss E from his Auntie Terri!

Minge said...

Interesting, indeed.

TigerYogi said...

Wow. I hope that everything works out and I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

The Brian said...

thanks all

terri, I've just been swamped. I've been researching some options and reading some but not commenting much.