Sunday, March 18, 2007

Burned Out

This is my current state of mind which is why I have not blogged lately.

I am burnt at work (the real estate market stinks) and burnt out on the paper chase for Ethan. We are stuck in the waiting game right now and it is not fun.

The whole adoption seems very unreal right now and quite honestly nobody seems as excited as we are about our newest addition. I guess that is the second child syndrome.

I look at his pictures every day and all I want to do is wrap my arms around him and give him the love and care that he needs.

As soon as my funk lifts I will post some more pics of our little Starr.

15 comments:

Stacey Teague said...

I've missed your posts....the waiting game sucks....the feelings will pass, I'm sure.

Tammie said...

Sorry to hear about your funk. I totally get it.

As for Ethan's adoption, I can tell you that I'd love to hear anything. I truly am so excited that you're bringing him home. Perhaps it's because he's so darn cute. Perhaps it's because "Ethan Frederick" would have been the name for a boy had we had one ourselves. Perhaps it's because Katie Starris in for the ride of her life. Perhaps it's because you & Marc are wonderful parents. Perhaps it's just because I think you're wonderful people in general.

Sending huge hugs your way!

bbmomof2boys said...

Yep - the waiting game truly sucks. Just know that you'll be able to hold little Ethan soon. I keep telling my self each day is another day closer!!

~Carla

howard said...

lori i missedm youre post. i read them religiouslyu. sad for you and marc and katie right now. i am 100% behind you with ethan and support you fully and love the idea and a brother for katie. and my sister and brother-in-law are also pleased and begi=hind you. lori have faith be strong, you are one of the strongest people i know and smartest, and i love you and marc very much.
love uncle howard

Heather said...

Hi Lori,
Hang in there. I can't think of anything particularly helpful to say, but we send our hugs. Oh here, Libby has a Dora sticker for you and a silly dance--surely that will help you feel better! :)

love you guys,
Heather and Libby

Trixie said...

Your immediate family me not be as excited. Your coworkers may not be as excited. But we are! Trust me - I am going on 20 months of waiting and it seems like an eternity. I don't expect outsiders to be excited because - heck - I can't always be excited either. But I know that others in this special community will share my joy at the little things leading up to the big day. So just hang in there and tell us all the little details! We'll make you smile!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

We are very excited about Master Ethan!!!

I thought something was going on since it isn't like you not to post. Keep your chin up or as we say back in the old country, keep your pecker up! (it means chin)
Love us

Diana said...

I know we do not know each other BUT if I ever buy a house in your area I would use you:)
We have 2 adopted boys and I so agree with how people treat the 2nd adoption..I actually had a "friend" (I am using the word FRIEND lightly) ask another friend if she was going to give us a gift after we got him.
I am glad you are back blogging as I enjoy reading your blog.
Keep smiling;-)

Julie said...

Kacey and I are EXCITED we can't wait to meet Ethan and have another little boy to love!!!

Let's hope the funk lifts soon and that there is light at the end of the paper trail.

Anna said...

I'm so sorry you are feeling down. It must be so difficult knowing that Ethan is waiting for you so far away. Glad you posted!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Hi sweetie - totally empathize with the burnt feeling. And post when you feel like it - we're all here waiting to hear more exciting details.

xoxo,
M3

Angel said...

Lori,
I'm sorry you're in a funk. I totally understand burnout but it must be even worse for your seeing that little sweetie everyday. I am very excited about Ethan and being the great shopper I am... I have been looking for adorable little boy things! Believe me, we can't wait for him to get here. I think he has a special place in my heart because he's from Gracie's province. I can't wait for you to see Nanchang. I truly loved it and I left a piece of my heart there.

Love ya! I'll call you this week. We still have to get together for a fun day.

nikki said...

Hope the clouds seperate and the funk lifts soon...as you can see, we all love ya and have missed you in bloggyland.
I am truly excited for you to bring sweet Ethan home to join the rest of your wonderful family.

Sean & Judy said...

I'm excited for you!! Is there a chance that we will meet Ethan in June? I'd love to hear more about the process and how long the waiting period is when you are up to writing about it. In the meantime...HANG IN THERE!! I'm sure Katie Starr can be a handful. I can tell you Kylie sure is.

Judy

Jana said...

I feel your pain. We are waiting ever-so-impatiently for LOA and TA -- the days are literally dragging by and I'm having a really hard time staying focused at work.

I feel like our whole world is on-hold and although I KNOW that day will come that we'll be holding Oakley in our arms, it's just not soon enough.

jana