Monday, February 28, 2011

I.M. Patient

I'm still here!
Wow has it been this long?  I wish I could say we were doing something exciting and that is why I haven't had time to blog.  But the truth is, we haven't.  Unless you measure exciting by how many Oscar nominated movies you can watch before the Oscars, then we are a hoot.
No I have to admit I have been a bit down about the wait.  You see I am not the world's most patient person.  I hate lines.  I go shopping and to restaurants at off hours to avoid a wait.  I am up early on weekends to grocery shop at 7 a.m. Oh yeah.  I drag my poor husband to the earliest early bird movies at 10 a.m. to avoid the lines.  There is nothing like buttered popcorn and soda for breakfast, yum yum.  And when I can't avoid a line, I want it to move.  I want to see progress.  Like a Black Friday line.  Yes, I hate lines, but I love bargains.  So the day after Thanksgiving I head out, brave the crowds and stand in HUGE lines to get great deals.  But there are usually a gazillion checkers and lines are moving people! 
Otherwise, for those times I cannot avoid a line, and it is not moving quickly, I can feel my inner monster just itching to rear it's ugly head. Frustration.  Grrr.  For example, security lines.  Come on - 3 ounces or less, shoes on the conveyor, take your change out - who hasn't heard of this? 
So you can imagine that being on this wait list has been somewhat of a challenge for me.  I can't complain though.  I understood what I was getting into.  There was full disclosure about how this wait thing worked.  And let me tell you no matter how much I dislike lines, I am a stickler for waiting your turn - no cutting line!  So all I can do is wait.  I was so good the first 2 months. It flew by.  Then I looked at the numbers and realized - this line isn't moving.  There is no progress.  Agh!  I was so bummed.
But with the referrals that have been coming in as of the last few weeks, my mood has picked up.  Still, I realize I have to be more patient.  Not all months will be like this. The matching of child to parent is something that is accomplished on God's time and I need to realize that it takes time to make sure he gets each match just right.
So to head off the line uglies I am going to start new projects.  First up is tonight.  I joined a class to learn how to crochet -Something I have always wanted to learn and hopefully a project that keeps my mind off of this line thing.  I hope.