So much for a happy Chinese New Year
Which, in all likelihood, means we won't travel until late February and won't be home until March. I've already had to reschedule about two dozen patients, most of whom were not very happy about being moved. I can't go through the stress of rescheduling them again. Also, I've hired a doctor to fill in for me for the entire month of February, and she already has patients booked, so I can't just tell her not to come in. So now I get to sit around the house for two weeks moping and cursing. Not that I don't have a million things to do, but it's hard to focus when you're mind is on your child whose been waiting in an orphanage halfway around the world for 6 months when she could have been home before Christmas.
I am trying so hard to be calm and to not let things bother me, but I am so upset right now that I can't even sleep. It is 4:30 in the morning. I saw in one of the online forums yesterday that several LOAs were issued this week, all for families who submitted their Letters of Intent (LOI) just a few weeks ago (including one family who just submitted their LOI on January January 7!). I am very angry that the CCAA found time to issue LOAs to these families, when there are at least a dozen families who waited MONTHS for their LOA and now are going to wait 5-6 weeks for TA. I am just fed up with the apparent lack of common sense in the people running things.
But then again, what do I expect from the country who brought us lead paint in children's toys and toxic additives to pet food and infant formula?