Eammon's off at his Wetting the Baby's Head. It was originally scheduled for last Saturday but because so many people were away for the holiday, it's happening today. Hopefully he'll be conscious enough tomorrow to do the honey-do-list of installing car seats into both cars, putting together the high-chair, some toys and the stroller.
I thought that I'd be able to get a lot accomplished today but I'm really dragging. I managed to come down with some sort of chest cold and I'm sounding like Barry White losing his voice. Man I hope that I get this under control quickly as I'm not looking forward to getting on a plane with a chest cold. Monday I'll be visiting the doctor, great something else I need to do!!
This morning I went to the bank and post office and sent off a cashier's check for our in-China fees as well as a copy of our new I-171H (which arrived Thursday) to our agency. The kicker on our I-171H is that our original one expires the day after we land back in the U.S!!! I then drove Eammon down to the pub then off to the grocery. When I arrived home the postlady was here delivering our visas and I then got online and purchased our travel insurance. So, other than having to go to the bank on Wednesday to pick up lots of brand new money, I think most of our travel items are accounted for.
This afternoon I cooked, trying to get a few things into the freezer so that when we return there'll be some easy meals. Our house smells wonderful, now filled with the scents of curried shepherd's pie, lasagna, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti sauce, honey garlic chicken and chicken tikka masala. Now I'm just packaging everything up and getting it into the freezer. In addition I'm doing laundry so that hopefully by tomorrow I'll have our bags all packed. In a short while I'll go pick up my slightly inebriated husband and then it's a few days of cleaning up the house and waiting to go.
I'm so ready to get my hands on little Miss Maisie I can't stand it!!! I'm also looking forward to hopefully meeting some of my fellow bloggers and dtc mates whilst in China. I'm planning on blogging from China when possible so I hope everyone will follow along with us and our adventures with Maisie.