Friday, May 3, 2013

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hello?  Is this thing on?

A little dusty in here.  It's been a while since I've posted.  I haven't been in much of a sharing mood I guess.  Some of you have emailed to encourage me to start back up again and I think I may be ready now.  I can't just sit down and write a post to write a post; I have to want to share that energy and use Blogger as an outlet to do that.  And I have to feel that need.  Admittedly I have what's known in medical terms as "a big mouth" so to keep it closed for almost a year is definitely an anomaly for me.  But you can all take your lives off "hold" now, I'm back to fill your heads with much needed knowledge.

Problem is, when you've been out for almost a year, how do you start back up again?  No one wants to read a post that goes on forever to catch up on events.  I toyed with posting "First some stuff happened, followed by some events, and also more stuff" but that seemed a little brief.  Being from Long Island and raised on Billy Joel, I asked myself, "WWBJD?".  I decided crashing my car into a light post wasn't a good idea, so I went with the second option of compressing the last year into verse.  So here are the topics I would have blogged about if I felt like blogging all of the last year.

If you want to avoid an ear worm, stop reading now!  Otherwise, the official musical accompaniment to this entry is Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire". Don't say I didn't warn you.

Home study is done again,

Paperwork and checks are in,

Web site’s new,

Pictures too,

Waitin’s what we hafta do.

California’s ocean blue,

Visit Mom and sisters too,

Adoptive Dads,

Birth family’s glad

Best reunion that we’ve had!

Tight tee shirts in hurricanes,

Vanderbuilt’s mom’s maiden name

Cooper’s gay,

What the hey,

Who didn’t know it anyway?

Growing up in little bites,

You can tell by what she likes,

Elmo’s out,

Mickey’s in,

Jake and pirate brethren.

Court fights with Obamacare,

Tea Party shouts “Hey not fair”,

But it’s a sin,

When Doc’s missin’

In the greatest land that’s ever been.

15 years for B and G,

How, well that’s a mystery,

I love you babe,

Perhaps someday,

We’ll do it in a legal way.

Waiting can be kinda rough,

Contacts have been pretty tough,

Adoption scams,

Breaking plans,

Gritting teeth and wringing hands.

Came home sad and hugged the kid,

Awful what a mad man did,

Kiss her face,

Keep her safe,

Make the world a better place.

Santa really big this year,

Filling us with Christmas cheer,

Had a blast,

But it will pass,

How long will the magic last?

Now the girl is turning four,

Not a baby anymore,

Phonics rules,

Learning tools,

Doing great in swimming school.

A year and we are waiting still,

Contacts almost down to nil,

It’s taking long,

We go on,

New baby hurry come along.

There.  You're all caught up now.


Muttering Mama said...

Love this! I know we don't "know" each other, but I often wonder how your journey is going. Keeping a good thought for that next addition to your beautiful family!!

Kristin said...

Billy! Errrr...I mean Bobby! So glad you are back, and clever as ever. I've missed you, and have often wondered about you and your adorable family.

I, too, struggle with how to restart my faltering blog. But it's funny, I have LOTS of things I want YOU to write lemme know if you want topics suggested.

Daaaahang, Sabrina is so cute...and so grown up.

Leah said...

So glad to have you back! I've missed your blog posts, and love this one! Sounds like you've been up to so much. :)

jaysinwantsu03 said...

So happy to see a post... Great pics and so sorry you are still waiting.. Are you on facebook Or Twitter? Look me up Jaysen Mansfield-Jarrett.. I'd love to still stay in contact..

GSmith said...

So glad to see you post! I kinda took a break too, and just had the thought today maybe I should get more into blogging! Weird.. must be in the air!

Alessi Family said...

Awwww, what a great way to update on the last year. You been through a lot and hope and pray that new baby is on the way. Im so glad your back!

Michael said...

Brilliant post.

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