The major accomplishment of the day was getting Maeve's room totally, and completely organized. I have so many generous friends that I had an abundance of clothes... If I buy her anything between now and 12 months, shoot me. I used to keep walking into Maeve's room, and then walk right out again because I was overwhelmed! So... now we're onto other items on the list.
Next. Organizing the donations and sweet talking the nice people at the airlines. I still don't know if we're allowed extra baggage, but I did manage to get through to people that know people. We'll see. My email is, at this point, unanswered, but I remain hopeful. I literally have a roomful of donations that I'm not quite sure how we're going to get there... but, we'll do it.
One thing that I love is my brother. I love that he is home with my two nieces while my sister-in-law is here with me. Stacy has come a week early, is going to Ethiopia with me, and staying a few days afterwards to help me settle. I mostly love that the grandparents that were going to head out to help him for a portion of the 3 weeks have been rescinded. He decided that if I can raise a child by myself, he could certainly manage things for 3 weeks on his own.