As of now I think I have accomplished everything that I needed to do before we leave (except that I need to go to WalMart at some point, no overseas travel is complete without a last minute WalMart trip the week before).
All of Jude’s appointments are scheduled. All of my required reading is done. Jude is packed, I have a plan of attack on my packing situation. Jude’s health insurance is up and running. I have everyone’s prescriptions filled. Paperwork is good. Travel arrangements are good.
And thanks to my Dad this morning, the swing set is up.
I have 10 days left at work (80 hours). Yoga class is on hiatus at its usual location next week so I am going to have to seek out another one elsewhere. I have come to depend on that weekly yoga class to keep my sanity in check.
This brings me to the miracle of all miracles. As I mentioned previously I put on a vast amount of weight during the paperwork chase for this adoption. I have managed to lose all but 10 pounds of what I put on. However, with the yoga, my bum is definitely in better shape than ever, and be it vanity size or whatever, that same bum fit into a size 4 pair of pants this week FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL. I am most definitely elated at this. And like any normal person I celebrated by eating an entire carton of Thai food followed by a pint of Apple Caramel gelato for dessert.
It’s hard to fathom that 4 weeks from now I will finally be home with Jude. It still doesn’t seem real yet. I wonder when it will?