Wednesday, January 21, 2009

REFERRAL DAY PLAN...

I am really lacking in this one... or so I have deducted by my lack of plan. I am giving it a 30% chance I will get my referral for Tate in a week or so. I am giving next month a 90% chance that this will the "THE MONTH" for a referral. That being said, I have not done a whole lot of thinking and planning for that special day. I just figure IF I get a call from my agency this month, I will pick it up and say "HI" and search for a pen and paper to write on. Change of plan, I will search out "the call" sheet I printed off of Giorgia Danette blog a few years ago and put in a safe place, adding a pen close by.

I am not sure if I should request a day off of work this month when there is rumor of storks flying.... a day I would rather save and take off when I actually have my gal.... Then again, there is no way I can take "the call" at work. Such dilemma. I will have to talk to my supervisor about that one.

Do I round up the troops (family) for a gathering for "the call" and ask agency to call back when everyone is gathered? Hmmmm, it would take parents at least 30 minutes to get to my house and brother and family one hour... providing everyone is ready to jump in the car and head out the instant I rally the troops.....This one I all ready know the answer. There is no way I will have the emotions to do this one... "FREAKIN' GIVE ME THE INFORMATION, agency lady!!!"

What to do about the blog??? Another no brainer... get a post ready "to go" where I can add the picture and information.

Now for the celebration part... this was a questioned asked to me last night by my sweet buddy and fellow SWAC (single women adopt china) gal, Yvette. I guess when Yvette got the call, a huge party was in the works.... Heck, I think they had to rent a banquet hall to contain all those who were celebrating. Opppps, back to the subject in hand..... "the celebration". This one is one I am sure will be the no brainer. We are a family who can celebrate at no notice.... I will do a warning to clear the calender on the rumor day... and head to a Chinese restaurant with referral picture in hand.



So now I have a referral day plan for this low possibility of referral month....

  • locate "the call" paper placing in safe place with pen close at hand.
  • not take day off but chatting with supervisor for suggestions of what to do.
  • get immediate gratification and get information from agency lady before gathering the troops.
  • blog announcement ready to post except for vital information ready to be added.
  • party like a rock star with referral in hand.

I am sure next month I will be more planned.... day off requested, troops gathered, possible video set up, oxygen mask ready to apply and oh the ever present call sheet ready to gain the added information for my love, TATE!!!

19 comments:

laurel said...

I didn't plan a thing. I was tired of month after month of disappointment. I didn't have a plan until the night before when I knew for sure. It actually was more suprizing like that....kinda like when my water broke and I had no plan. What ever you end up doing, it will be the most amazing day ever. So gald you are so close!!!!!! We are waiting with you!

Ginny said...

Sounds like a good plan. My referral was atually delivered to me with my brothers standing besides me and I would not open it in front of them! But, went home snuggled up in a chair, breathed in and out 100 times and then opened it.
Then we had a family party and passed her picture around and around.

Pug Mama said...

guess you haven't read RQ....

Circe said...

Sounds like a great plan! Do you know you're invited to my house for the Chinese New Year playdate/lunch next Monday?

Shannon said...

Ahhh, the best laid plans...I think the main thing is that you see your lil' one and then Party like a Rock Star in the way you feel is most fitting for you!
This month or next, both of you (even Tate thought she might not know it!) are getting ready in your own ways. It's gonna be SUH-WEEEEET!!!! =)

Julie said...

You forgot a step - "find Julie and Tess a flight to SLC immediately so they can join the celebration." Please work on that one.

M3 said...

Wait, one more step after finding Julie and Tess a flight is to plan the Utah Bloggers reunion so everyone can bring their babies and hug and cry together. :-)

Wheeeeeeee, not too long now.

PIPO said...

Take the time and make the day what YOU want it to be. I wish I had. Save getting the best news of my life on 12/29 it was, otherwise, a horrible day due to a colleague who was unspeakably insensitive and crapped all over my happiness. My happy tears turned to tears of anger and frustration I was so hurt.

No matter how you want to go about it: PROTECT YOUR DAY. You can't get it back.

Chris and Deb said...

it is going to be one happy day!!! :):):):):):)

Catherine said...

It's fun to be getting your plan ready! I'm on vacay this week and after last week's 'huge batch' rumor suddenly had to bring extra stuff...'the call' sheet, video camera, etc. Now, looks like I won't need it for months. Hopefully for you though your par*tay will be thrown next month! So hoping they reach you in February!

Kayce said...

I can't wait to see your plan unfold!

KHM said...

Last I looked Steph still has the call sheet available on her blog (in case you can't find the copy you printed)

Shelley said...

OMG, what a plan! I'm sure the day will wind up with a picture perfect outcome.

OziMum said...

I like that you are planning!!! We aren't allowed to get any info over the phone, so our call is purely to say the allocation is in, and to make an appt for the next day, to go see it!!!

My brain was blank. So I think its very good, if you can plan. I remember very little from the actually appointment... except her sweet face.

Joan said...

Wow Lisa, I got choked up reading this post. I'll be a bumbling mess when you get your referral. Can I join in the party?

Ava's family said...

I'm probably going to just be a crying mess when the call FINALLY comes in. I want to video tape it and have the entire family there, but who know what will actually happen if the call comes in without much warning! I guess I still have time to make plans. =(

(((Hugs))) on the 2 day batch. It's just another bump in the road, but we WILL get there.

Kramer said...

I know that no matter what you do at the moment of the call the day will be perfect! I can already see you sitting at the computer when the call comes in with your family there. I can visualize all of the excitement at Tate's new home and see her sweet grandparents smiling ear to ear. For you, you may just be passed out! For me, I will be checking the tate-r-bug site (it may be in overload) waiting for that first glimpse of Tate (that sweet little one that has been in my thoughts since early in this journey) Hang in there Lisa, the time will be here so soon!

Shannon said...

Just a thought, I didn't get my referral info all at once, I got it in pieces over several days. (of course, there was a whole huge mess up of my referral but I didn't know that was coming either) It's all well to plan to take a day off, but you might want to check with your agency about what THEIR plan is. I always though my agency would call the minute they got the referral, but they didn't. It took a whole day because they wanted it all translated before they showed me a picture. It stunk.
Other than that, paper ready, blog post ready, party like a rock star plan sounds pretty awesome. I'm getting really excited for you!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a great plan! And you will get to carry it out VERY SOON! Can't wait to see Tate's little face-it's been a long time coming.