The past few days have seen a hurricane go through our house.
That hurricane was my wife, who was deep cleaning our house to get ready for our adoption homestudy visit from our adoption case worker. While I was working on getting our yard in shape after the winter months, and pressure washing the siding, she was busy inside scrubbing the floors and dusting under every possible nook and cranny. She’s awesome, and our house has NEVER looked so clean. We know that we won’t be turned down for our adoption if our house is not in perfectly clean condition, but you can’t help to be overly sensitive to dirt when someone is coming to “inspect” your home.
Our homestudy visit was last night, we think it went really well, and we are looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend after the physical and emotional roller coaster of the past week. I say all of that to say, that is why I only posted two articles this week. It has been a trying week, but I am looking to it as training for when we do bring our new baby home and are woken up every few hours for feedings. Not sure that I am quire ready for that yet…
I’ll get there, I know. While I slip off to some sleepy goodness, please enjoy the best of Money for College project and Yakezie from this past week!
Money for College Project
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/27/top-23-gifts-for-college-students/” color=”red”] 23 Gifts for College Students[/button]
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/28/scholarship-of-the-day-big-dig-scholarship/” color=”red”] Big Dig Scholarship[/button]
[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2012/03/02/weddings/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – Save on Weddings[/button]
[button link=”http://www.stocktrendinvesting.com/blog/what-stock-trend-investing-20-simple-sentences” color=”green”] Stock Trend Investing – What is Stock Trend?[/button]
[button link=”http://www.pennypinchingprofessional.com/2012/02/drowning-in-sea-of-thesis-edits.html” color=”green”] Penny Pinching Pro – Thesis Edits[/button]
[button link=”http://www.fiscalphoenix.com/market-captalization-large-small-mid-cap/” color=”green”]Fiscal Phoenix – Market Cap[/button]
[button link=”http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/2012/02/29/frugality-is-exactly-what-the-economy-needs/” color=”green”] Mighty Bargain Hunter – Frugality Is What We Need[/button]
[button link=”http://moneycactus.com/how-to-use-twitter-to-improve-your-finances/” color=”green”] Money Cactus – Twitter Improves Finances[/button]
[button link=”http://www.roshawnwatson.com/10-reasons-to-seek-abundance/” color=”green”] Roshawn Watson – Seek Abundance[/button]
[button link=”http://brokeprofessionals.com/2012/03/01/spring-break/” color=”green”] Broke Professionals – Spring Break[/button]
[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=452” color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – Assets???[/button]
We have several friends that have gone through adoptions and I don’t know how I’d stomach the roller coaster. Good on you guys!
mbhunter recently posted..Vocabulary building, and a lesson in freemium
@MBHunter — It certainly has been difficult, and I am sure will continue to be difficult. We have a great support system in friends and family and our church. Which helps a lot!
MoneyforCollegePro recently posted..Money for College Project Weekly Roundup: Adoption Homestudy Edition
As always, thanks for the mention.
Yay for getting through the home study! I am so excited for you.
I know that I’ve got a list a million miles long for what needs to be done as we not only have to get through the home study but also have our house pass inspection for a foster home license. I’m with you- how do you not stress about these things?
shanendoah@the dog ate my wallet recently posted..Job vs Entrepreneurship
Thanks! To be honest, the process is really stressful. My wife is incredible organized and loves crossing things off of lists, so she helps us stay on point and on schedule, but I don’t know if there is really any good way to avoid the stress. We just keep focusing on the fact that the end goal is bringing our baby home, and that generally helps! I hope everything continues to go well with you also!
MoneyforCollegePro recently posted..Scholarship of the Day: Odenza Marketing Scholarship