Howdy readers. I hope everyone is enjoying (or has enjoyed) their holiday weekend. I have been very productive. This morning with the help of Mel, I got some of the painting done in (what will be) the baby's room. Should be able to finish more of it before the end of the weekend but I can take it slow. (Don't worry aunt Linda, I am taking care with the ceiling this time). It is going to look super great! More importantly (to the process), I finished my adoption self-study questions (19 questions to answer, took me about 7 type written pages to complete). I am glad to be done with this, one more step to cross of the list. I should be able to send my CIS documents (some goverment forms to prequalify me to petition to adopt an orphan from abroad) on Tuesday or Wednesday. Things are really moving along. I am focused and excited.