March was not good to me as far as reading went. For what it's worth, April hasn't taken off with a bang either, but my plan is to remedy that before the month gets away from me. Anyway, back to March. Did I even finish a book? According to Goodreads, I did...Adventures in Nowhere, but it was at the very beginning of the month, so it's just a blur in my memory. Did I do a lot of reading? Not as much as I would have liked, but I started some books: Alice in Zombieland, Hailey Twitch and the Great Teacher Switch, and The Wilder Life. These are all good books, but they just didn't hold my attention. I've been in a reading slump before, but enough already! I want a book that will "catch" me. So, last night I started reading Hourglass while I took a bath. 2 chapters in and so far so good...let's hope it lives up to all the blogger hype. I really need to get through this one, for me, for my reading inspiration, for the love of blogging.
April is a busy work month for me, but I've got to learn to prioritize so that it doesn't consume me. For those of you with children or who are in the education industry, you know that states give standardized tests. The end of the month is the TAKS, Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, test in Math and Reading for our 3rd and 4th graders. They have been busily preparing, we have been anxiously stressing over practice test scores, etc. Once it's over, I'll be able to breathe a whole lot easier and so will my teachers.
After that, it's adoption anticipation. We went for our 2nd and final day of PRIDE training yesterday. Now, we have CPR/first aid on Friday, our home study on the 13th, psychotropic meds on the 14th and then behavior management on the 23rd. We've got almost all of our paperwork turned in, so after the 23rd, she can submit for our license and then we just wait on a phone call. My oldest step-daughter is coming over today to help me clean out and redo the middle room for a nursery and my mom's coming to go get the material for all the nursery "stuff." My grandmother and I will spend next Saturday sewing everything. It will make for a long day, but in the end, it will be so worth it. This is the material that we will be using.
It's gender neutral because we won't know if we'll be getting a boy or a girl until the phone call comes. We don't have a preference one way or the other, just a healthy baby to love. It's amazing to think that our life will change overnight and I'm trying to prepare for it in a month. Pregnant women have 9 months to do all of that...hmmm...maybe I'm crazy!