Okay, for the ramblings...
I love that I just paid about $1300 and spent countless hours of fretting on the whole CPA package only to find out that it was for nothing. Mostly.
I love that on Wednesday at about 11:30 in the am Eastern time, I spoke to my caseworker, and she told me what the home study packet HAD to look like and about 48-52 hours later, I get an email that says to change it all. AFTER I HAD IT CERTIFIED in the county that was 2 plus hours away (and on the day of the great gas incident, no less) and I will have to do several things over again and hike up there AGAIN, but not for at least another 3 weeks.
I love that the state AND FBI clearances we ALREADY had are no longer good (or needed) because apparently now the fingerprint cards have to be part of the package.
I love that my doctor, who was WONDERFUL and willing to do ANYTHING needed to help this adoption process go through was REASSIGNED to Bethesda, and I will now have to desperately try to get in touch with her somehow and beg her to continue to help me, though I am no longer her patient and that's asking a lot of her.
I love that all these little bends in the road have happened and we haven't even sent the darned dossier in.
Now for the musings...
Today we went to an international festival in some nearby town called Sindelfiegan or something to that effect. I marvelled at the myriad of cultures I got to see.
I find it funny that in one week, I have gone from freezing and stealing my nephew's sweaters to sweaty thighs and sunburn (only lightly) and that the weather truly is ever changing from minute to minute.
And last, I believe it is hysterical that, according to this book called Do As The Germans Do, a book on what we can do to understand today's German culture, the Germans find people who smile all the time (or unnecessarily, as they say) are considered to be foolish, weak-minded, and maybe even a little mentally challenged.
I guess they call me crazy. Smiling to people, especially to strangers--no, wait, German strangers, is just fun to do.