It has been really nice to have a four day weekend. Thanks to a former boss, my school district had an extra day off like we did at Thanksgiving. Despite putting my back out sorting groceries in the trunk of my sister's car, I have finally reclaimed my bathroom. YES! Everything, towels, toothbrush, bath mats etc has gone back in. Around Thanksgiving there was a major leak and it has taken a month to get it fixed, plastered, and semi-painted. The advantage of renting a place, I haven't had to pay a dime. The disadvantage of renting, I am dependent on somebody else to get around to fixing it.
I am going for gold! I looked at the packages again on the Canada Adopts website and decided since I am single I need to work a little harder to sell myself and so more pictures might work. The Gold option also allows me to rewrite my letter once and replace up to five photos. I have gone through a lot of photos and had an extremely kind former parent, now friend, send me some. My cousin's wife is also looking for some. Thank you guys! I have chosen the two photos for the profile pages and have eight for my 'Photo Album'. I have tried to pick pictures of me in a variety of settings; alone, with immediate family, with extended family, outside, at work, on holiday, and have two with children. There is one with my cousin's daughter on Willow's Beach and one with a friend's son in London. Thanks CS for letting me post the beach photo. When my profile is up, I will make a link from here. The matches I have heard about seem quite random, so because I don't know what the connection with a birth mum will be I have to make sure I include as much as I can in my letter.