I apologize to all my faithful followers - I've been a terrible blogger lately!! I know how disappointing it is when you find a smart, witty, funny, interesting blog but the blogger doesn't post for days and days. Each day you check it in the hopes of finding a new wonderful and interesting post to brighten your day, but see nothing except a old post about Christmas, Hanukkah, or National Arbor Day. Disapointment, sadness, frustration....I feel your pain! But I'm back and I promise I will try to do better to keep you all updated!
I do have a good excuse for not blogging lately, we got our travel dates last week and I've been in a whirlwind of booking flights, packing, and trying to tie up loose ends at work before we leave. We'll be leaving on 2/17 and "Livvie Day" will be 2/21. I'm excited we're finally getting to the end of this process, but also incredibly nervous too. The "what the heck have we gotten ourselves into" is creeping in.
For those of you who know (and love me), you know that I could be the love child of Martha Stewart and Ikea. Organizing is my passion...I LOVE it. Eveything in my life is organized to the 100th degree. But even Martha would struggle with trying to pack for 4 people, 16 days, with a luggage weight limit of 44 lbs each. I am using every packing trick in the book and I am still overweight (luggage people...well okay, luggage and me. Note to self, stop eating ho-ho's while packing). Bottom line, I have too much stuff and not enough space. It's like a giant jigsaw puzzle! I sit on the floor in Livvie's room every night and stare at the chaos around me. I move stuff around, fold it smaller, pack it tighter and still not enough space. So I get frustrated, give up and go eat more ho-ho's. My friend Annie has told me to give up, wear sweatpants, and call it good (I'm starting to wonder if she's talking about the packing or my diet issues????).
On to a happier subject....we requested one last update on Livvie from the adoption agency. Since Chinese New Year is this week, everything is closed, so we may not get one before we leave. But we figured it couldn't hurt to ask. They were going to submit our request on Friday and with any luck, we'll get some new pictures and measurments before we go. If we get new pics, I'll make sure to post them.