Monday, November 26, 2007
I'm making lists...
crossing things off...
and then making a new list so I can read my list.
Have I mentioned I like lists?
All of the big stuff is pretty much taken care of ...but it's the little things that'll get ya.
Thankfully most of my big jobs at work have either been completed, or farmed out. There is just too little time, too much to do and thankfully my boss (old and new) and co-workers understand I just don't need the stress right now.
I just have one HUGE project left...but I can handle it. I have two more days to get it finished. That's enough time, it's just going to take Herculean effort.
Or maybe the effort of Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Which one is the girl?
Just call me her.
In between work there are the multiple trips to Wa!-Mart. I am convinced we are single-handedly keeping that place in business. We have been there everyday this week...
Both of us.
And did you know that the closer you get to a big trip, the more you realize you need to take with you?
like toilet paper and ziplock bags.
And power converters.
I have three. I just bought another one yesterday.
I know what you're thinking...does she really need THREE?!
I think so. Really, I do.
I'll need one for the computer. And two more for any items we want to have running at the same time. Like a hair dryer and curling iron.
See...there's a method.
Speaking of madness...I finally finished the photo album and Meshack is half way through wrapping Christmas presents. Do you know how hard it is to buy Christmas presents for a child you've never met, have no idea of the age of and aren't even convinced it's going to be a girl?!
The poor child is going to have to wait until we get home for most of her presents (assuming it's a her). Santa has promised to drop off a couple of books and a stuffed animal in Ukraine, but I'm hoping Meshack and the kids can find the time to go shopping for her after he gets home.
We'll see how that works out.
And have I told you that the mom-mobile has decided now is the time to nickle and dime us?! It is only four years old for heaven's sake, but in the last week the heater went out, we had to buy a new battery, the airbag light keeps going on and now I have a tire that chronically loses air!
I may have to ask my Dad to have the tire checked. It holds air for a couple of days before the indicator light goes on, so I'm hoping he will have time to take it in to have it worked on while we're gone.
Let's see, what else...
The furnace still needs to have the part replaced, but Meshack can't get in touch with the heating/air guy so we can get the part ordered.
I finally finished the Christmas letter...let me know if you want a copy, but I haven't gotten it printed yet because our home printer decided to quit too. Meshack picked one up on Black Friday, but we haven't found the time to hook it up yet.
I'm starting to really pack.
That means washing clothes that we want to take and having to wear ugly clothes to work because I have to take the pretty ones (relatively speaking) with me to Ukraine! :)
Is anyone else tired yet?
Oh yeah, and we only have...
5 DAYS LEFT!!