16 February 2009

koo koo ri koo

Nothing yet. I don't understand WHY the weekends have to be such a vast pit of silence.

If the regional rep *did* present everything on Friday, why couldn't a quick e-mail have been dashed off to me telling me either yea or nay? And, if he didn't, why couldn't an even quicker e-mail have been sent?

Add to the typical weekend silence the previously mentioned fact that it's Monday evening here before my agency opens shop in the US and my pit of silence grows larger. It gapes, even.

With no school this week, all I'm doing is compulsively checking e-mails and clicking around the web in an irrational quest. Somehow it feels that if I just find the right site I'll find all the answers. I know it's not rational. I know it's not true. But it does niggle.

Speaking of false and irrational, here's what the Chinese (and a few friends) have to say about my upcoming year. Since I think astrology is (at best) a little less accurate than the magic eight ball (and at worst dangerous), I give it little credence. Just for grins, I'll share the all-positive, happy-glowy prediction for my Chinese new year. I will say, this is as easy to apply as "signs point to yes".

Well, I'll share as soon as I say that I'm most disappointed to learn that I'm a rooster of all things. I don't like birds. And ROOSTERS? Ick.

Rooster Outlook for 2009

Rooster Overview

Get ready for an outstanding year. Aside from the Snake, the Rooster has the best prospects in the year of the Ox. This is the kind of year you have been waiting for, as everything seems to go your way. You have been diligently working towards some long term goals that finally come together this year. Your relations are felt at new levels, as you find a sense of satisfaction that you may not have experienced in a long time. Things you may have thought not possible will become a reality for you in this positive year.

Rooster Rating

72% (10 favorable and 2 neutral months)

I am also going to be healthy, signs are good for romance and if I have questions about money I should ask.

I think that the Chinese new year starts in March. Is that right? If so, it sounds like we should have some good news next month! I hope it comes sooner...

(The title of this post is what roosters say in Russia instead of cock-a-doodle-doo.)

eta: The Chinese New Year started 26 January. Let the positivity commence!

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Poor you.

Okay, a little project to keep you busy between refreshing your email page and pacing.

Burn your feed with FeedBurner (free) and then trick it out with Feed Flare so that people reading your feed in a reader can click directly to a comment box.

I know for sure that you will get more comments from at least one person who does all her blog reading on her iTouch and can't access your blog from there. I'm just saying . . .

Suzanne said...

to clarify - I can read on my iTouch, but when I go to your blog to chime in, I can't get to a comment box. Feed Flare would let me comment directly from the blogreader.

The Holmes Crew said...

I know too well from experience how much waiting for a call or email really is the WORST part of all this. I do think Russians have a different take on all this. Our first adoption we knew that the judge only received requests from facilitators on Tuesdays. Of course being 13 time zones away posed more issues. But, every Monday morning I'd get a know in my stomach which grew worse with each passing second that I didn't hear anything. By Tuesday night I'd be sick to my stomach. By Wednesday I'd convince myself there was no call or email coming, and by Thursday, it was life as usual. Until of course Monday Morning came 'round again. Frustrated, I asked my SW why it was they didn't let us know the outcome of our facilitators' meeting on Tuesdays. Her response was, "Well what is there to say?" I told her a short email on Tuesdays, saying he didn't get a court date yet, would sure make life alot easier. Well, that's what she did - every week she sen the same email. "No news yet". I thought she could have at the very least appeared a little empathetic, but, at least I knew each week. it took 8 months but finally we got the email we waited for. "You have a court date!"

Suzanne said...

Yes.

Thx

Liz said...

Just to prepare you for possibly a little more waiting - today is Presidents' Day in the US, so your agency might not be open again until tomorrow...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you...

Tami said...

UGH. Weekends are the worst part of the wait. I hated weekends. Praying for some good news for you on Tuesday...you've been waiting long enough as it is.

Jim said...

It's funny. During this part of an adoption (and especially between referral and court), weekends are mentally excruciatingly painful. The waiting is enough to drive a person insane.

But after your adoption is done, the weekends become a godsend (at least, if you work during the week). They are a chance to spend time with your little one in ways that just aren't possible during the week.

I sure wish adoption didn't have to be so schizophrenic.

I am praying your coordinator can present your case in a few hours.

Maggie said...

I remember those interminable weekends. I'm glad you got an update today, even if it wasn't terribly newsy.

Regarding koo koo ri koo, I love how it's different in other countries. Vladimir said "kva, kva" instead of "quack, quack" for ducks, too.

habeshachild said...

Roosters rock! And, because I'm a Snake, i was happy to read (in your outlook) that this year of the Ox will be a good one for me.

I'm sorry you are still waiting waiting waiting...

Annie said...

None of those Chinese animals are all that nice, though, are they? Except maybe "dog". Even then....

Annie said...

Suzanne...you are WAY too techo-advanced for me. Your blog is beautiful but always sends me into a spiral of inferiority.