Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I guess it's okay for now....

Now, if you know anything about me and my pets you know that I have one particular cat that drives me crazy. He is constantly bothering me, constantly doing things that he shouldn't do, and constantly trying to escape outside the sliding door. Mo and I have always had a love/hate relationship... until recently. All of the sudden I wake up in the middle of the night and he is curled up at my feet - and I don't even kick him off like I used to. What does this have to do with Miles, or adoption, or ANYTHING?? Well, my relationship with Mo changed about two days ago when I walked into Miles' room and saw this....

Now, my first instinct was to swat him off of Miles' changing table 1. because I hate cat hair, and am sure that Miles will too, and 2. because it seems unsanitary for Mo to be lounging on Miles' changing table. However, my attitude changed quickly once I saw how happy Mo was. Here he is probably thinking that we put together this special little soft bed for him at his favorite height (which is anything off the floor) and put a fresh terry liner on it, and then set it to bask in the sunlight from the window. I guess someone might as well be using the changing table since Miles is halfway around the world still..... just until he gets here though. :)

On a side note, today we had some news that is neither encouraging or discouraging....... but very frustrating. I was told by our social worker to call the US State Department to check on the status of Miles' visa approval, and to see if it has been sent to Korea. Basically, what we are waiting for now is for his Visa approval to be sent to Korea, and at the same time for Eastern (the adoption agency in Korea) to get his passport. Once those two things happen, then Eastern will go to the embassy to get his visa approval and it will be just a matter of days before he will be ready to travel. Well, the curveball we were thrown today was that the date on our approval that went to the National Visa Center seems to be incorrect SOOOO we have to call the Embassy in Korea. Now, for you mathematicians out there, Korea is 14 hours ahead of us and we can only call the Embassy between 2-3:30 Korean Time - which is midnight to 1:30 am our time. Right now I'm trying to decide if I go to bed and get back up, or just power through the remaining four hours of my night and stay up......I'll keep you posted on what I decide. :) In the meantime, keep praying that Miles gets to come home soon, or at least for the sanity of his soon-to-be-mother.


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Oh, Tiff, I'm thinking about you and keeping you all in my prayers. let me know what you find out!

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I had to laugh at the first part of your post because our cat Smoky his new favorite place to sleep is on Max's changing table......

Hopefully you get the kinks out of the paperwork so that the visa can be issued.... you are almost there!!