15 September 2008

tiding you over

Yeah, I know. It *seemed* like all sorts of things should've started happening. But, really...there's not much new.

Seussical is taking all sorts of time--in rehearsal every day after school and all day (10-4) on Saturdays. There's just not much left after that...and I still have to plan lessons (okay, that's pretty easy), get ready for Friday's conferences, organize costumes/props/sets, choreograph everything, and do all sorts of little things that no one realizes needs to be done.

I am waiting to hear what to do about my new homestudies...

So...it's incredibly busy but there's not much news. Stay tuned...

ETA: Nach, as soon as I'd posted the news about no news, a rep from my agency called with a list of documents we had to present to the municipality to start the ball on my Russian hs...and then asked if I could go tomorrow. Um, no. I don't HAVE any of that paperwork. I need a new lease from the consulate, a new letter explaining the lease is for me, my registration card back (it expired yesterday and needs a new stamp...until they decide on the new registration cards for diplomats and then I'll get a whole new card) and a translated copy of my passport. Don't have any of that handy. It's possible we'll go Thursday after rehearsal or next week.

SO! That's the news.
Are you tided over now?

How we deal with a new flat is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. Hello expensive visit from US sw!

12 comments:

Annie said...

Sometimes this homestudy stuff is just absurd. Someone from the US should actually have to SEE your apartment...when not only can you send photos, but your employers, who lease it on your behalf, can vouch for it? Russian people, no less!

Hate to tell you. For our adoptive homestudy, the woman came in sat on the couch and talked about the problems she was having with her own adopted child. I am sure there was more to it than that, but I do remember vividly that I thought I'd done a lot of housecleaning for nothing!

The foster care hs was more thorough, but silly. The stuff that seems important to me she didn't care about....his nice room to himself, soft mattress, pretty sheets, etc. But we were instructed to turn the hot water down to a temperature that would allow only one person of the eight living here to have a fairly warm bath in any given evening. For heavens sake! We were not taking in a newborn, but a healthy 13 year old who adjusts his own water!!! So every time she comes WE adjust the water.

Well, I hope it doesn't come to that. I'll pray for a tiny bit of common sense to surface.

Ktates said...

um, I'm a little tided ovr but sounds like you are going to be even busier!!! Oy - well I hope it all turns out well and it does so QUICKLY!!!

Suzanne said...

YOUR comments are lovely than chocolate.

I didn't know about the wonky pics. All of them? Or just the one in the sidebar?

MMrussianadoption said...

I hope you can get it done quickly. I would so love to see you adopt this girl.

habeshachild said...

document HELL. But glad there is some movement!

Tami said...

UGH, more paperwork, but at least things are moving. I can't imagine what you have to go through to get a sw to do your homestudy. Makes me dizzy just thinking about it. ;>)

annmarie said...

Paperwork, schmakerwork...you can DO this. I can come to St. P and be your social worker...as in, let's be social and get some blinis.

6blessings said...

You sound just a little busy! Ugh!

votemom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE - i'm glad you were born ;o)

Rachael said...

It sounds like the good kind of busy, at least! Hoping and praying all goes well for you this week.

Jenni said...

I don't know how you do it all. I gathered all the homestudy docs when I wasn't working full-time, and it was still stressful! Ugh. I hope everything comes together and you are able to present to the municipality on Thursday.

Stacey said...

Hello, I adopted 2 children from Russia and it only took a total of 9 months. You live in Ru so why is it taking so long for you to her a referal for your girls? I have followed your blog for some time now and enjoy reading it. I wish you so much luck!