It seemed like January lasted for 46 years and then February just flew right by! I can't believe we're in March already. YAY!
I've been looking forward to March for a while. For one reason because for a while we thought March might be our referral month, although that is now looking pretty impossible unless some sort of amazing miracle occurs. But March is also going to be good month for other reasons. It's my kids track break month from school, which means that maybe we'll be doing something fun while they're home and it's also the month that Shawn and I go on our Memphis trip! YAY!
Every year the generic drug supplier that Shawn buys some of his inventory from invites their top buyers to spend the weekend in Memphis, which is where their company is located. We went last February for the first time and had a blast, so we've really been looking forward to going back this year.
There's really no purpose for the trip at all except for the company to spoil the crap out of us as a thank you to Shawn for his business. Last year they picked us up from the airport in a limo, put us up in a an awesome hotel, sent us to an NBA game where we ate a catered dinner in their skybox...the whole trip was amazing!
This year it's going to be a lot of the same thing. We're going to another NBA game, which will be really fun, we're staying in the same hotel that we absolutely loved and we're going to do some more sight seeing while we're there.
The drug company's portion of the trip is just for a couple of days, but Memphis is so far away from us that if we're going to fly all the way across the country we want to stay and see the sights, so we're staying a few extra days. Last year we didn't rent a car so we mostly just stayed closed to the hotel, but this year we're going to rent a car and do a little more exploring. We're going to drive into Arkansas and Mississippi (I don't know what we plan to see there exactly, we just want to say that we've been there!), and we're going to see a little more of Memphis. I want to go to the Memphis zoo, I hear it's a great one!
Anyway, it's a trip that we're really looking forward to. I need to go on a little vacation and get my mind of the adoption for a few days.
I don't know why, but I just woke up yesterday with a smile on my face when I realized that it was March. I feel like we just have all sorts of exciting things coming up in the next few months. I think I was really mentally just trying to get past January and February, which are always cold boring months anyway and also the two months that I knew were going to be slow for adoption referrals, and now that we're past that I feel like there are a lot of things to look forward to.
March will be good because of our Memphis trip, April is my birthday and we always rent a cabin in the mountains for my birthday weekend, which is my favorite thing to do, and then in May I'm hoping that we can start expecting our referral any time.
If things go well for the next few months, I think it's possible that we could get a referral in May. It's normal for our agency to get two or three referrals a month. We're #7, so two in March, two in April and three in May would do it. At least I feel like we're finally getting close!
(by the way, while I'm sitting here typing my blog, Matthew is sitting next to me making up a song about the Spiderman action figure he's holding. "Spiderman, Spiderman, we all love Spiderman. Spiderman is climbing Mount Mom and sitting on her head. Spiderman, Spiderman..." Good song, Matthew.:))