The HAR writer Perdita came out yesterday to finish the Home Assessment. Finish? Yeah, you heard right! So I'm pretty pumped -- it should be signed this week, and sent off to the Government very shortly! And, according to Perdita, the wait time for approval from the Alberta government is actually 3-4 weeks, as opposed to the 6-8 I was expecting. So hooray! I'm pretty pumped, but a little stressed -- I really thought I'd get another year of teaching under the belt before I had my girl come home, but now I think it is not completely ridiculous to think that I could be a mom of 2 before next summer. Wow. I'm a little stunned and not so sure what to make of it. I was looking too at finances and whether or not I really could afford to stay at home for the year. It'll be tight, that's for sure. But I guess if I start putting away a few hundred a month right now I should be able to pull it off if I follow a tight budget. What I need to do is stop buying stuff for my guy. I spent too much today on some playmobil stuff that I'm going to give him for Christmas. And I got some dollhouse furniture, because I am going to get the dollhouse my father built for Melanie and I when we were really little for Jonah to play with, and the furniture we had was too delicate. For Christmas, I'm going to build a play hospital for Jonah, and furnish it with the playmobil stuff I ordered. Anyway!
Another spur of the moment kind of decision. I was at my first rodeo today -- a couple of students were competing in it -- and I saw this really cute pup. I asked the owner if I could pet it. So cute! And she said I could have it. Now I know that this might not be the best time for another dog, but... well, how different will my life be with 2 dogs instead of 1? Anyway, now I have two dogs. Davis, my oldy is a shepard-collie cross, and Felix, my newbie is a border collie. The lady I got him from is going to call me in a week and see how it's going and she said if I have any hesitation, she will take him back. I was a little worried about telling my mam and sister. They would not approve. I told my mam though. And well, my sister will find out if she reads my blog!
I should go -- school tomorrow and I'm going to try to take advantage of my guy's ridiculous enthusiasm for all things happening before 6:30 AM, and get out and walk the beasts!
I can highly recommend it!
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