The weeks sure are flying by! We’ve had some sickness here this past week. Eight out of 13 have been affected thus far. Five of us are still holding out hope that we will escape. Thankfully the sickness isn’t of long duration, but when it attacks one person at a time, it can take awhile to get through 13 people. The sick ones have slept a good portion of the time and haven’t wanted to eat, so it would have been more convenient if we all got it at the same time preferably during the snowstorms. That way we didn’t have to go anywhere and didn’t have to cook! We could all hibernate for a day or two. Of course, that is not real life.
I’ve started several lists to help me get organized and stay organized, but I still don’t feel on top of things. There are so many other responsibilities to deal with. Today it was taxes. It’s a relief having them done and out of the way. Getting that refund will also be a blessing! I’ve gathered most of the paperwork we need to take with us and have started packing up the gifts for the girls. Besides a special gift for each one, we are taking several crafts and games to do with them during our visiting time. It will be quite interesting communicating with them since they don’t know English and we don’t know Russian. I worked on learning Russian for several weeks, but the past two weeks it has had to take a back seat to other priorities. I hope I don’t forget everything I learned.
I still need to learn how to use that I-pad. Hopefully by the time we’re home I’ll have figured it out. The kids are hoping I figure it out before then so they can communicate with us while we are away. It’s going to be difficult leaving them all behind for a couple of weeks. We’ve never been away from them longer than a few days at a time. Thankfully there are plenty of older ones to take charge and make sure things continue to run smoothly. I’m sure they will all work together well.
I’ve been looking at this computer a little too long today. My head is starting to ache. I’d better move on to something else before I can’t see straight. Now where are those lists?