Cold, tired, busy

That sounds like a record album title.

Good morning folks. It’s cooooooooooooooooooold outside. I love Chicago but let’s warm it up over there my goodness. How are you? I’m great. I’m always great because I have nothing to complain about.

More book orders have gone out. We got behind (Again) and they are finally on the last few thank you for your patience. If you didn’t get it, check your Spam folder. For some reason gmail accounts shoves it into Spam. Weird. I have another Foster Parent certification class tonight then it’s time for American Idol. This is going to be a long day. I love getting off work and going home. No more running around crazy. I have to put laundry away. It’s sitting on the dining room table. I got lazy. I also need to go to the store and pick up somethings. I need to do that tomorrow night I guess. I’m starting to get prepared for my cousins to move in. Seeing her big beautiful baby belly I know I’m going to freak out. I’ve seen pictures but to be around it, it’s going to feel like a ticking time bomb everyday. Which in a sense it kind of is. I wrote down all of my office numbers, my secretary’s cell, home, and other contact information. I put it all on the fridge in case I am at work and she goes into labor early. I’m really trying to think of what else I need to take care of before they get here.

  1. Clean
  2. Grocery shop
  3. Make sure their rooms are ready
  4. Freak out
  5. O M G
  6. Hold it together
  7. Be happy
  8. Find inner peace
  9. Read a book
  10. Long walks on the beach with the wind….nevermind

I figure we will take it one thing at a time. It’s going to be a huge adjustment for all of us. My plan is to get really quiet. And just listen. I watched that movie 9 months with Hugh Grant. That lady YELLED AT HIM. I don’t want to get yelled at. But if I do, that’s okay also. I’m here for whatever happens. This is a very exciting time in my life. My family and friends are making plans to come visit immediately and I can’t wait to show off my boys.

I will NOT be posting their photos online. At least not until the legal adoption goes through. I want to be respectful. I will probably post a little hand or foot shot. Well, make that 2 little hands and 2 little feet. Something like that. The last thing on Earth I want is for the trolls to turn my babies’ photos into a carnival game. They do it to every photo. They are disgusting women. Truly heartless. I don’t need that.

I hope everyone is having a great week, staying warm, eating healthy.

I’m supposed to be working on an email. I’m at work right now trying to keep my mind focused but we all see how that’s going.

I am probably going to do a Question and Answer blog soon. Because of the new international interest in my story I have a ton of questions in the comment box that I haven’t gotten to. There are some great questions. I love questions. I really do.

So if there is a question you have always wanted to ask me (Be nice or be gone) now is the time. I will NOT post your questions on here. But you can use the form below to leave it and I will add it to my blog later if it’s both interesting and/or funny. If it’s mean-spirited you know that I don’t even see those, so nice try, and have a great day. I am pretty open about most of my life. There are some things I will not discuss. And I at least tell you I will not discuss that.

I’m hoping over the next few weeks since I will be spending time at home I can finally get caught up on all of my comments and book reviews. I admit, I mostly just approve and answer back to the most recent. They are at the top of the page. I go down and knock out a few a day then leave the rest. Lindsay said we are not getting as many nasty comments anymore.

Could it be true? Could this whole scandal finally be going away? I hope so. It’s fun and sad all at once. But it brought you here and that’s my reward. New friends.

God loves you, I love ya’ll too. Whatever you do today, do it with a smile. Smiles are my favorite 😉

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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  1. Why are they making you take ‘foster parenting ‘ class? Ive only heard of parenting classes that show you how to take care of a baby.So,I’m curious as to what that is exactly.☺

    • Originally with the kinship adoption the family court required I carry a foster parent certification until the legal adoption goes through since she is a resident of Nebraska and I am a resident of Illinois. Since I’ve already been through the foster parent stuff years ago in Nebraska for my nephew I only have to do certain things. And being single I have to prove to the court I have help in place and I can provide a safe home environment. We have to do more home studies, counseling and I have 14 more hours to complete by March 11th. If I complete it all and get approved I can legally be the foster parent which will make the adoption go faster. Otherwise I can’t legally adopt until May of 2017. It was just a way to get this done faster.
      Also if my cousin’s daughter changes her mind and keeps the twins I am at least half way through the process to get a new child to adopt. She says she will give them up but until she signs the paper there is still a chance she could change her mind. I hope not but I am prepared either way. Great question. I was surprised you asked me that.

  2. Will you be doing a book signing at any book stores? Like a meet and greet. A lot of authors do that not just to meet their fans, but to promote the book. Your book seems to have done very well. I’m happy for you. I just wondered since you’re all over the nation, will there ever be a time when we can meet you and you can sign your book!


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