when your husband is in Africa? Lots, apparently! (warning, this is a total "fluff" update)
Rob left this morning for Swaziland. And what's international travel without a small panic moment, right? After I'd driven about 15 miles from the airport, I got a call on my cell phone from a number I don't recognize. I almost didn't answer it but since Rob is traveling I decide to answer. Thank goodness I did! He had left his cell phone in my car AND when he got to the check-in line they told him his seat was reserved but never paid for! Ugh! But luckily I was able to call the Heart for Africa folks & they got it worked out before I even made it back to the airport to deliver Rob's phone! It was a pain but it was kind of nice to get to go back & see him again quickly before he left! I think he spent the entire time waiting outside for me freaking out a little... when I got there, the first thing he said was "you couldn't get her on the phone, could you?" And I was very glad to be able to tell him it was all already worked out! :)
And since he's been gone, I've been a cleaning freak! I wanted to clean our bedroom really well since I'm going to offer my mother-in-law to sleep in there while I'm away. Somehow in the process of cleaning, I decided to change all the furniture around! I'm not sure I like it but I don't care - it's fun to have a change. I think I just won't tell Rob & let him find out when he gets home. I also cleaned out the entire linen closet (which is where all our medicines & stuff are - definitely found some stuff that expired back in 2004! yuck). Then I proceeded to head outside & let the kids play while I cleaned up the front porch & swept off all the dead grass clippings & stuff. That's a tougher job than you think.
So now it's 9 pm, I am still really dirty & gross but the kids are clean & in bed. And I have the rest of the night to keep cleaning! I figure I might as well keep the streak going while I can!
Anyway... I am considering this practice for those 3-6 weeks in between the 2 Ethiopian trips. I'm already planning to do some painting around the house during that time. Maybe this is the adoption version of nesting? I never "nested" with either of my biological kids but there's a first for everything, right?