A few things we are up to this fall, as we continue working on our home-study:
#1 - Mike is applying to begin his doctorate in Sacred Theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. Funny, the acronym for his degree is going to be S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology, but in Latin). He is done with classes, so he is starting work on his dissertation. So proud.
#2 - Related to #1, we got an awesome desk from IKEA for Mike to use as his dissertation workspace. We also rearranged our second bedroom (thanks to help from Fr. Matt in moving furniture). I think it looks nice.
#4 - Lately I’ve realized that I spend WAY too much time online, so I’m trying to find other productive ways to use time. I’ve decided to learn rosary making. Got a kit with instructions and started watching lots of how-to videos on YouTube. So far so good.
#5 - Pumpkin is back! This is my favorite time of year. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pumpkin possibilities out there. Pumpkin iced coffee, pumpkin chai, stocked up on Pumpkin coffee creamer. I also bought canned pumpkin to stir into my oatmeal…not sure how it will taste, but I saw a magazine pic with it, and couldn’t resist trying it. What’s your favorite pumpkin item?
#6 - Did I mention yet that autumn is my favorite time of year??? Yet another reason to love autumn is NFL Football…regular season is finally here…GO PACK GO!
#7 - We had our first home-study interview this week with our social worker. Home-study interview #1 = More paperwork to do + a chance to explain our infertility journey and desire to adopt. It was a good meeting. One meeting down, four to go. Thanks for all the prayers!