October 02, 2006



Time's a wastin' and I'm just procrastinatin'. With prose like that, I can't imagine why I'm not a published author.

Ok, last night I dreamed that the agency called and gave me 2 weeks to travel to Ethiopia. Needless to say, I woke up in a cold sweat mathematically working out in my head how I will fit 4 rooms worth of stuff and furniture into 2 rooms. I exaggerate a bit, but I still have our "library" set up with all the books and junk that goes with that in the girls' new playroom. That one needs to be cleaned out, painted light pink with yellow woodwork and Tinkerbells. Their new bedroom is still serving as home office for me, and needs to be cleaned out, painted (same theme as DD#1's former room: blue skies, grass border, dragonflies, ladybugs, flowers, etc. with white clouds and glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling), and furnished. We have a small cape so you can imagine the challenge of fitting regular human sized furniture into matchbox sized rooms. On a good note (albeit a somewhat 'detail oriented' one), I am nearly packed for the trip!

I also decided to shed my extra poundage or at least get into reasonably good shape so that I won't pass out when required to carry my new 27 pound weight around for a week. It is now that I have become best friends with the Three Musketeers. They are delicious. They, however, are not helping me with my goal. It's hard to lose when your friends only want to feed you.

4 comments:

Allison said...

I just found your blog and wanted to say good luck. Your trip to pick up your second daughter sounds exciting and exhilirating and nerve-wracking. In short, every emotion you'd expect! Thanks for the fun-to-read blog, and have fun on your trip! Best wishes to you and your entire family...

Nomadic One said...

Great to see an update! I'm sure it will all work out (it always finds a way, doesn't it?!). Love the new pic of "DD#1"! Give her hugs from me and Miss M!

And as for the weightloss...try tap dancing...it's killing me but I'm loving it and have a huge grin on my face the entire hour! Move over Savion Glover! ;)

xoxo,
T

Erin O' said...

Hey there! Glad to hear things are moving along. I know you are probably STUPENDOUSLY busy, but I would love to hear a little about your experiences adopting a preschooler. My husband and I are waiting for a child from Ethiopia, and our range is up to 3.

I understand if you're too busy...

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The MSILF said...

Hoping that you are on your way now, and that there will be another update soon!