What a weekend! Saturday, I was inspired to move Toby's bed out of Mikaela's room and into his own. Before doing that, however, Lowell wanted to texture the wall in there and then he even got it painted Sunday! Toby is sleeping in there now and is thrilled. And Mikaela's room looks better than it ever has before. We spent hours in there over the weekend and my allergies still haven't recovered from all of the dust we apparently stirred up. (There is still a lot of stuff in there, but Mikaela won't have it any other way--because she is, after all, my daughter! : ) We have always been quite hospitable to "stuff.") So finally we are all in our "new" bedrooms, even though there are still a few finishing touches left to be done. You'll get to see pictures someday. : )
Anyway, I'm glad we got it done and got a head start on the mad cleaning frenzy I will be in this week as we get ready for a church game night/potluck we're hosting next Sunday night. There could be a lot of people here and I don't want them to have to put their plates on stacks of papers and piles of who-knows-what. So I'll be doing a lot of taking care of that this week. If you don't hear from me again soon, that would probably be why.
And since I'm doing some general updating here... people lately have been asking what's up on the adoption front. And the answer is... time is passing and we're waiting and praying and waiting. Every 3 months our agency gets a list of children (and their info) to be matched with families on the waiting list. Usually around 6. So there is a very small possibility we could be matched with a child in December, but probably for sure by March. We're no. 8 on the list right now, but they don't just go straight down the list b/c sometimes they're looking for the family that fits the child best and some families have requested specific genders, etc. (And after we're matched we wait another 7-9 months before we go and bring our Little One home!) And so we wait and dream and wonder... but mostly wait. Once we have been matched and have seen a picture and all, I'm sure things will feel very, very different. But for now, I'm grateful for this less-intense time in the middle. I have a feeling I'm going to have needed it. : )