Another week has gone by.
One week to go till our 2nd court date.
I am not sure of the specifics... if we just hope the "MOWA letter" is there or if the birth relative has to show up again. Not sure. Tried to get clarification, but was told they are "pretty sure" he doesn't have to come back to Addis again (6 hours one way by bus).
Yesterday was my first official day as a stay-at-home mom!
Before noon I had:
-welcomed a 6th child into the house
-baked a giant cinnamon roll
-nearly died from bathroom mildew remover fumes
-Washed 3 loads of laundry
-carried 5 bags of winter stuff up to the attic
-separated the boy's bunk beds as per Sam's request
-vacuumed up enough fur to make another small dog
-cooked a giant pot of spaghetti and meat sauce
-fielded several requests to purchase one of the neighbor's pug puppies
-washed two sink loads of dishes by hand (yes, the dishwasher is broken)
-snipped open countless popsicles for my 4 and several neighborhood children
-realized too much coffee + no breakfast = dizziness and near-blackout for mom
-fought the tiny kitchen ants and seemingly won the battle
-said things such as "Do NOT draw on your friend!"
--and "No chasing people with poop on a stick!"
--and "don't sword fight with metal sticks!"
--and "if you are going outside, put on clothes that cover your body better than a swimsuit would!"
--and "If you don't stop putting your hair in your mouth, I will chop it off up to your ears!"
It was a super busy first day at home and by the time it was bedtime... well, I felt like gravity had doubled up on me.
BUT... I started reading this book Scared which is a fiction novel about the AIDS crisis in Africa as told from two perspectives. I know this because I read over 300 pages of the book before midnight when I realized I could just pick it back up tomorrow... since I will be home then, too!
And we wait.
I am waiting for medical results from Evelyn's eye specialist visit.
I am waiting for updated pictures since the last ones I have are from around Feb. 21st. It's been 3 months and I am growing impatient.