I cannot believe it's time to turn a page on the calendar already. This month went FAST. I know there are bound to be longer days and months ahead, but I hope we have some time that passes as quickly and quietly as June.
I think keeping busy is the key. I just need to remember that, for me, there is a thin line between busy and buried! I think I'll take Bon Qui Qui's advice, "...have it your way, but don't get crazy."
Tomorrow will be a gloriously fulfilling day (if M2 waked up refreshed). We are supposed to head to the state capital to visit the Secretary of State and then to a children's science museum for the day. M2 is exhausted. She's not been napping. She's been running around and playing very hard. She's been going to bed at night very late (for her). Tonight, she's tired and her throat is scratchy. She is also running a low grade fever. I think she's just tired out. Luckily, she has her 6-year-old appointment scheduled for Thursday so if something is going on, we can have her checked.
We have figured out a way to complete our adoption paperwork without Hubs jumping through hoops! It seems that ideally we should have both signatures notarized on the certified copies. However, it is acceptable for just me to do it. So, problem solved. I will be having two documents authenticated at the SOS's office tomorrow. Then, Thursday, I will have my doctor write a date on a form and have my friend, Paul, notarize all the remaining cover sheets I need. Thursday evening I will UPS plain copies of our dossier papers to our caseworker at the adoption agency. I will also send the real deal dossier paperwork and the certified copies to the Assistant Stork in Virginia for them to take our dossier to the Secretary of State (Sorry you broke your elbow, Hill! And, although it is one of the biggest regrets of my life, I did vote for Bill twice. Love to Chelsea! Mea culpa) and the Embassy.
Then...it's OFF TO ETHIOPIA WITH OUR PAPERWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ex. Cite. Ment.
I don't know what I'm more excited about at this point: emptying that dang binder or knowing we may beat the court closure. Both have me pretty stoked!
The girls and I talked to Hubs tonight. M2 refused to do it. I've figured out a trick, though. I hold the phone away from my ear as I'm talking to Hubs and before you know it, he's able to ask a question that she will answer and slowly but surely, she ends up with the phone plastered to her ear, telling her daddy all about it.
I'm going to cut it a little short tonight as M2 is trying to fall asleep and I think the light is keeping her awake. I plan to take tons of photos tomorrow and I'll post a few here to recap our trip.
Pray M2 sleeps well and feels well in the a.m.!