I must say, you folks are a generous and accepting lot! Not only have some of you commented that it's ok to ramble, but Sheldon pointed out that I am justified in rambling because it's built into the name of my blog! I hadn't even thought of that connection, but I like it and will use it to justify my current actions!!
Seriously, friends, I'm running on at the mouth these days. Just this morning, I was enjoying a cup of coffee with a few other moms while our kids were in French class, and guess what I discovered? I had a new audience! Only one of the moms knew about our referral so I had fresh meat upon whom to bestow our news and with whom to share our pictures (which I then left out on the table so that I - and everyone else around me - could stare at them at will). I'm sure I shimmered as I basked in all of the congratulations and praise; and I know I couldn't stop smiling, from the inside out. I talked so much for ninety minutes that I'm sure the other women would have loved stuffing my coffee cup into my mouth from time to time. I ignored all commonly accepted rules of behaviour by interrupting freely and finding a way to change the topic back to me and some minute aspect of our adoption. I went on and on about things like my fear of girls' hair, my inability to coordinate girls' clothes (though that topic might have been productive because it resulted in several offers of help!), the length of my daughter's eyelashes and how beautiful both of their eyes are, their likely state of development when they come home, how long immigration might take, the benefits that h/schooling will provide in their case, etc etc. In hindsight, I feel more than a little embarrassed at the way my insides spilled out in that way, but I'm hoping they'll just chalk it up to my bubbling joy at the prospect of our family finally being in the process of completion. Next week, though, if they want to resume regular conversation, they may be well advised to sit at a different table...otherwise I'm pretty sure Motor Mouth is going to take over again. Yikes. This is craziness!
Sheldon, thanks for helping me to justify yet another rant!