Tuesday, July 22, 2008

T Minus 3 Days...

3 days before I take off to D.C.! I can honestly say I'm TOTALLY ready to go. Bags are packed, necessities are taken care of, George's birthday presents are wrapped, etc. All to-dos are checked off (this is a blessed miracle because the to-do list was around 3 full pages when I started last Monday).

At this point, I sort of liken my state of mind to that of a woman who's had about 2 months too long to plan a wedding. It's all ready to go, all details are finalized, but now there's debate over whether the sugar on the tables should be cubed or granulated because, really, there's nothing else to do but debate that! In the end, sugar is sugar is sugar. The stress over the cubed versus granulated quickly becomes unhealthy.

And so it is. The last-minute itsy bitsy concerns that arise, questions that come up, and general lets-get-on-with-it moments are getting in the way.

Thankfully, as hoped for, I've got 3 days to just hang with the kids and relax. All work ends are tied up, everything that has to get done is done. And what a great feeling that is!

I was able to get some new pictures of Little Miss Fantastic yesterday from a sweet friend who traveled in the last group. These meant so much to me. I've wondered how she's grown, and grown she has --- mostly in the area of hair growth! I've got to get up to speed FAST on how to do this child's hair. It's going to be longer than mine in about 30 minutes.

I'll do my best to post a picture (and the official name) of L.M.F. as soon as I return. I will have been traveling for, I think, 34 straight hours (solo, let's not forget) so I may need a little nap first, but don't worry. I'll be back to the blog soon!

Until then, please send a little vibe out into the universe that asks that I travel well, do NOT get sick, and have a super healthy and happy little baby to bring home to my already fantastic family.



Hauswife said...

PRAYING for you, Liz! I'm excited to hear how everything goes, how meeting LMF is, how your time in country is, everything! Have a wonderful, safe trip!

Stephanie B. said...

Liz, we are sending happy thoughts and prayers your way for a safe trip! May L.M.F. travel well and both of you enjoy your alone time together bonding during those hours. I know that you can't wait to get her home though!

I am just so excited for you and the rest of the family!!

Lots of love to you...