So, last night while deeply entrenched in "Operation-Avoid-Folding-Laundry" Day 3, I checked my email one last time (Because, of course, something exciting could have happened since the last time I checked like 5 minutes ago). But, this time there was awesome news! It looks like we are unofficially Number 9! And some of the blog friends that I've been following for the last year are in the bottom 3! So excited for them!
In other adoption news, I am going (that is unless I'm traveling to pick up a special little girl) to the Created to Care Women's Retreat for Moms who have adopted or who are in the process of adoption. Becca and I will be flying to Atlanta on February 4-6 for an amazing weekend of connecting with so many of the friends that we've "met" on blogs (and meeting new friends, too).
As our numbers get smaller and smaller--I'm starting to feel the pressure to get all of the things done that I've been putting off. This week I painted our office/4th bedroom. I also cleaned out the pantry. Dusted the blinds. Oh, and I've been working on completing my CEU's. In my typical fashion, I have successfully put off my continuing education credits that I have 3 years to fulfill until the last 3 months (sometimes I am truly amazed that we negotiated all of the adoption paperwork--most definitely not my strong suit.) I think that I forgot to put this on the blog, but I also stopped working my one-night a week at the end of Sept. in preparation for the next little one and also to loosen our schedule a bit. It's been very good.
Excited to see what the next week brings! :)