Saturday, August 29, 2015

So nervous! We have a home inspection date, and we just got our new adoption application (got transferred to another county for that part, ugh, REALLY?) so it seems like we're back on track and moving forward instead of stalling out. I just want my house and my life to be completely perfect, is that so much to ask?

My attendance at yoga classes has gotten sporadic, tsk tsk. I'm trying to go more regularly because that relaxed, proud, strong feeling I get after finishing a class is a feeling that I haven't been able to replicate with anything else. Feeling calm and capable is so important during these stressful and aggravating days of dealing with the foster care system.

In other news, I haven't been to the beach ONCE this summer and it's almost over. Nor have I had a frozen lemonade, done a cannonball in a pool, or gotten tan (much). I fail at summer.

Oh well.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Adieu, summer!

Feeling mostly melancholy these days.
A complication with our foster care application process has put our whole life on hold.
Got in a car accident this month.
Major drama at work.

The best way I can escape from all this is through books and film. Diving into somebody else's life for a while is a nice respite from my frustrating present.

Currently reading Frankenstein and making my way through the Sight & Sound top 250 greatest films. 41 in and going strong!

This summer hasn't been a complete waste. Threw a Beetlejuice movie screening/pool party last weekend, finally went to a midnight screening of Rocky Horror, read some good books, saw 2001 at the Hollywood Bowl, went to outdoor screenings of Little Shop of Horrors, The Sandlot, and E.T., celebrated summer with my toddler students. and got really into yoga. I'm trying to focus on the positive instead of the complete helplessness of this foster care stuff.

All I can say is hurry up, fall!