Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chocolate, Fingerprints, and Greenhorns

I've got three things to talk to you about today.

First, the chocolate.

I have mentioned my friend Kim Sprague on this blog before.  She is a Dove Chocolatier.  
That means that she goes to people's houses, makes chocolate things, and lets you eat them.  

On Monday night she came to my house and gave me and my friends chocolate!

This is Beth's Chocolatini that I subsequently spilled all over my coffee table, rug, and my sister's leg.

Wanna know a secret?  I don't even like chocolate.
I know... I am the only woman on the only woman on the planet that doesn't like chocolate.
But this Dove stuff makes me want chocolate, and I can't wait for all my free stuff to come!

Okay... now onto my second item.  Fingerprints.

We knew when we started the Home Study process that the thing that tends to hold things up is the fingerprint clearance.  So the very first thing we did, the first weekend, was go get our fingerprints done.  It took an hour and a half to take three sets each of fingerprints and cost us $320.  

For the life of me I cannot figure out why I keep having to have my fingerprints taken when fingerprints don't change!  I had them taken when I was thinking about starting the teaching credential program.  I had them taken just last year so that I could volunteer at Beau's school.  And yet, we had to have them taken once again for this Home Study process.  Oh wait... scratch that.  We had them taken three times for this process.  They were taken electronically.  Someone explain to me why the electronic file has to be taken three times.  Can't they just send the same file to three different places.


The good news is that I got an email yesterday from the Adoption Coordinator at our Home Study agency and all three sets of our fingerprints have cleared!

All our paperwork is in, we have passed our Home Inspection, our fingerprints have cleared, and after our interviews with the Social Worker this weekend... we will be done with the Home Study!

I am so excited... I have butterflies.

Finally, part three of this email... the greenhorns.

Today two of my friends, Marlo and Hayley came over to start training to join the Much Ado About You crew!  I am so excited to have them as my new lackeys.

I hope they come back.
I think I totally overwhelmed them.

Marlo says she is coming back tomorrow.

I'll let you know.


  1. i found you thru Gussy!! omg, i think i'm in heaven!! I love your calendars and I can't believe you work from home... enough to have a little business going? I'm a working mom and i would love to have a little scrapbooking shop of my own. problem is, i can't seem to find the time to just whip out a bunch of stuff... plus i would need to find my niche.

    anyway, just wanted to say i'm in love with your blog!!

  2. You're hilarious. Did she come back?

  3. Welcome Julia! Thanks for joining my little corner of Blogosphere.

    Mego... yes! Marlo came back on Friday and she did a great job. Hayley is coming back tomorrow morning. :)