Not to mention, my bestie Sara is due to deliver her first baby any day now. I know I've been saying that a lot...that's because she's been in "almost" mode for weeks now! But this week is definitely the week. She will have a baby by Wednesday night at the latest no matter what happens! I told her today that it's so surreal to think that in a few weeks when we show up at their house for a visit they will have a baby. That's just crazy! But I'm REALLY excited to meet Emma and to spend time with friends and family for a few weeks. Thinking about that reduces my level of stress SO much!
Nicole and I signed up for a 5K (our first one!) in December. So in addition to prepping to come home, I've been trying to get some good running in so I don't look like a fool on December 3rd. I ran down to the cove where the dolphins live the other day. I didn't see any dolphins, but I'm very optimistic that this week I'm going to see some! I'll take pictures when I do. That definitely gives me motivation to strap my running shoes on and take a jog!
So in closing, I thought you guys might like a little glimpse into my To Do Lists for the next week and a half.... Enjoy!
-Call Freeport Airport and US Airways to make sure they are expecting Matilda as a service animal
-Reserve barrel for shipping items to Dominica
-Call and make doctor's appointments in Houston (including chest xrays, HIV tests, and TB titers for visa health documents)
-Organize the document binder for traveling
-Get shot records for Matilda faxed over from OKC (since the fab Freeport airport insisted on taking our original copies when we arrived in July...)
-Square away rental car situation for last weekend in Freeport
-Cook/Eat/Toss all remaining food items in fridge/pantry
-Pack suitcases (take vacuum bags to Wellses to be vacuumed and purchase bubble wrap
-Stock up on serious beach glass from Taino Beach
-Jonathan get text books sold
-Fill out visa forms
-Buy Dominica plane tickets
-Deep clean apartment
And it goes on and on. This is just what needs to get done in the next 10-11 days! Whew! I'm hoping to get as many things checked off my list BEFORE we come home, so that I can spend the maximum amount of time spending time with people that we love and miss so dearly. Here's hoping!