Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NOTHING.....

Whoever made up the line, "No news is good news" was a liar. No news when you have been waiting over 7 weeks for a court date is BAD news. I just sent poor little Mary an email, I have pasted it here for your viewing pleasure.
"Hi Mary,To be honest my only reason for bugging you today is for my own sanity. We are just past 7 weeks of waiting for a court date and I am about to poke my eyeballs out. Is there any reason for the crazy wait?? Gone are the good old days of 3 weeks! Every week I tell Eric that SURELY it has to be this week...but alas. :) OK. In case we were forgotten...we are still here! Sorry to bother you with a whiny email...I think I just need to feel like I am doing something to bring our sweet Kidus home!"

And so, that is how I feel in a nutshell. I want to poke my eyeballs out. Actually, the reason I haven't posted in years (or a week) is because (I have nothing to write) but also because I keep thinking that I should hold out for the glorious court date post....but I have gotten one too many threatening emails, stating that I better post or else. :) And apparently, Ethiopia has decided that I will NEVER get a court date so... :)
Alright, if this is going to be a "cry me a river" type post, then I mind as well keep going...
Let it be known, that I have come to the sad realization that we will not be able to make it to the sure-to-be-glorious blog union. Sniff sniff. The finances are just not going to allow for Malak and I to make the trek to California and it breaks my little heart! I am pretty sure every single blog friend that I love and have ever wanted to meet, is going to be there (with the exception of sweet sweet Becca) so I am cryin' myself a river. I would like to receive a promise from each and every one of you, that you will NOT have fun without me. Please, just sit on the boring old beach and sip some nasty wine and eat some stinky cheese and cry. That would be great. Thanks.


(Please note that I am just a little sarcastic and almost everything I say is not to be taken literally....or else I will seem like a big jerk)

27 comments:

The Roberts Family said...

Hey there ... think of you so often and will keep praying for you as you wait for a court date! Nothing about this journey is easy, huh?! Just know that you're not alone and we all care so much to see you and that sweet little man united once and for all! Take Care, ~Shelly

Karen said...

Oh dear...We've waited for five weeks, and *I* am ready to poke out my eyeballs too! Although getting some updates and pictures of our baby today did make the urge go away temporarily at least. Hoping you'll get awesome news soon!!!!!

renee treat said...

Hang in there... We got a phone call one day shy of 8 weeks. It seemed like forever and I completely understand your right to whine and complain! This part of the process really stinks. So complain all you want! You deserve it!

Zach and Erin Kennedy said...

I am so sad to hear still no court date for many reasons. I can not wait to see pictures of your little one and I am thinking more and more that we will surely now not make it before the courts close in August. Bummer!!!
Hang in there though. Surely it will truly be any day now!

Christie said...

Boo on the court date. And are we going to do lunch sans Amy and Silas this week?

graceling said...

Poop. Come ON court date! Maybe you will get a great email tomorrow that Mary just forgot to email you about your court date and in fact it is NEXT WEEK! (One can dream:)

the albertsons said...

At least we're not looking at vegetables anymore :). And remember? You're coming here, to good ol' NC, and we can all play together for free at my house. Can you drive here? I'll help pay for gas. It might only take, like, 3 days or something :). Or we could meet in the middle. Where's that? I need to brush up on my US map skills. Or maybe everything will be delayed so much for both of us (since we're already really good at that) that we'll still be in Ethiopia during the blogunion, chillin at the Hilton, making up new jump moves into the pool, all while holding our babies. I mean, what could be cooler than that! HA!
Okay dear friend... this wait is ALMOST OVER. I swear it. Not sure how I know that... I can feel it in my bones. YESSSS! Court date, here we come!!!
love you
becca

emily said...

Poor heart!! Maybe the whiny post worked for the referral and you needed a whiny email to get a court date--

I hereby promise to not have any fun with out you in California. It will probably rain anyway!he he

Seriously, praying for you! I check your blog obsessively looking for a court date. I trust in the Lord and His perfect timing.

Laura said...

Thank you Becca! I was over the veggies too! I was so hoping this was a court date post but ANY post is better than nothin'!! It's GOTTA come this week.

We're also rethinking the union. I wanna go SO BAD but I have to be responsible with my budget. We still have to pay to travel to Ethiopia. I don't know...we'll see.

Jocelyn said...

I promise to have no fun without you in CA:-) I am sorry you haven't heard anything yet...I check constantly and can't wait for that post announcing your court date! Hang in there...
joc and pacey

Jennifer & Filipe said...

I'm sorry Tar! I kind of blame myself. I hope you hear good news tomorrow!!

Drew said...

blog-union?! I don't have enough blog friends to even think about having one of those...it would consits of you and jen and my mom....sounds fun!

Gina said...

I remember when I hardly ever checked your blog because you rarely posted anything--I just checked on Fridays for your delicious recipes. Now, yours is the first blog I check, hoping for court date news. I'm praying that it will be SOOOOOOOON!

I think it's going to be Thursday and I have an excellent reason for my theory. The day you got your referal was the birthday of a good friend of mine, and the 13th is also the birthday of a good friend of mine. See? Unempeachable logic.

Gina said...

I remember when I hardly ever checked your blog because you rarely posted anything--I just checked on Fridays for your delicious recipes. Now, yours is the first blog I check, hoping for court date news. I'm praying that it will be SOOOOOOOON!

I think it's going to be Thursday and I have an excellent reason for my theory. The day you got your referal was the birthday of a good friend of mine, and the 13th is also the birthday of a good friend of mine. See? Unempeachable logic.

Erica said...

Oh my sweet sweet friend. You know the reason we want to see you post is to know your okay. Cry a river, you deserve a good cry after waiting this long to get a court date. I think of you all the time and stalk your blog as much waiting for that GLORIOUS post about a court date!

I'm so so sad about you not being able to come to the blog union. It breaks my wee heart, drinking nasty wine and eating stinky cheese will NOT be the same without you. :( !!sobbing!!

Praying for peace in your heart and a court date SOON!!!!!!!!!

Angie said...

Dang, where is that court date? It's got to be coming! Let us know how Mary responds - I hope it's with some numbers with slashes in the middle.

Amy said...

you are a witty one my friend!

So, I will admit that I am bummy bum bummed that you are a no-go, no-show on the blog union this year. I once posted on the google group that Josh was out and Tara and Malak were in (as in, we were going to room together and join in with the other girls)
Looks like Josh is back in...

I think you have every right to be whiney... We are seriously freaking out about this wait too! We will all celebrate when the court date comes AND when the court date passes!
Love you little friend!

DrewCareyShow said...

Oh how agonizing this wait is!!! I just so totally feel for you and know what an emotional roller coaster this process is... And to add insult to injury, no blog union? That's crazy talk! We'll pray for a blog union miracle for Tara and Malak -- and maybe even the hubbie??? =) Fingers crossed!

TedTracie said...

Dude... keep your eyeballs, you'll need them to see your son.

AND of course it won't be fun without you at the BLOG Union!

Thinking of you!
Tracie in TN

Stacie said...

Man! I've been wanting to come to this site and see some court date news! Hopefully Mary will come through this week! :)

And, so sad you will not be at the union! I will not have ANY fun I promise. At least you can come to the good old OK-MO gathering! :)

Bekah said...

i'm so sorry that you haven't gotten your court date. i will be praying that it will happen this week! hope to see you soon!

Lori said...

I'm sorry that the court date hasn't come through just yet, but it will VERY soon, promise!

As for what I call, B.U. 08', yeah, I'm not making it either! I'm devastated!!! We still don't have a referral for goodness sakes! So, even if we had a referral, the likelyhood of travel to ET and be home and adjusted enough for travel means we'd have to spend the money right after coming home! And flying to the West Coast from the VERY East Coast is not any small feat!

I feel you pain! Big time!

Cheers to a court date within the next several days!!!

Lauren said...

I keep praying that you guys get your court date soon. I would be poking my eyeballs out too if I had to wait that long. Have you heard any news from Mary?

InGod'sHands said...

I'm seriously about to go nuts too just waiting and waiting. Here's to hoping we get court dates soon!

Blessings,
Rebecca K.

the albertsons said...

seriously... it's gotta be soon... tomorrow?

Jesi and Joe said...

Oh Tara! I'm so sorry to hear you still haven't gotten a court date! Grrr! I'm so happy you HAVEN'T poked your eyeballs out yet (or have you?!) and are doing your best to hang in there.

As for the blog union, you will definitely be missed! What a bummer! The only reason we'll be able to "afford" to go is that it'll be taking place about 45 minutes from us... otherwise we'd be in your boat! Besides, maybe you'll win the lotto or a big Publisher's Clearinghouse prize between now and then and be able to make it! ;-)

Hang in there, and keep us updated!

meredith said...

it's been forever since i posted on my blog or checked yours--i thought for sure there'd be some news:(

still praying for you and that gorgeous boy!!! after Easter craziness can we do coffee? i'm in desperate need of hanging w/the adoptive moms again!