The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Trying to Be Good

So, we have an elliptical cardio machine. We got it for Christmas. I use it sporadically. Well, the other day, I began to ellipticize again for the first time in who's-keeping-track? The right "arm" started squeaking. Undeterred from my mad exercise goals, I called Aaron to find out what to do about it. He gave me detailed instructions. Which didn't work. Until I persisted for 2 minutes while the squeak kept squeaking. Finally it went away and I had a good little time with my elliptical partner-in-fitness.

Fast forward to this morning. Feeling pretty good about myself and my re-re-re-re-re-rediscovered fitness aspirations, I climb aboard and begin ellipticizing again. Not to be outdone by the right "arm," the left "arm" begins to squeak. Having learned well the lesson from two days ago, I spray the Tri-Flow with Teflon on the joints and persist despite the squeaking for 2...3...4...5 minutes. Well, friends (and stalkers), FIVE minutes of being mocked by an inanimate object that loudly protests in pain with every revolution created by my oversized body is just too much! So ta-ta, lofty dreams of sveltness! It was nice knowing you, elliptical partner-in-fitness! See you in another who's-keeping-track?!


Jocelyn said...

My eliptical does the same thing it squeeks...I laugh back as I keep going...getting nice and buff.

Actually there is nothing buff about me, but I like to pretend.


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ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued