Playing catch up seems to be the mode of my life in the last couple of years. At some point along the road of life I began to drop bits and pieces of my burden. These are things that most think of as necessities. I did for a long time. Cleaning the toilets daily was most definitely a necessity in my book. I don't remember at what child that stopped, probably when I had two babies at once. From the time I stopped cleaning those toilets and washing the mop boards once a week I have let go of many things. I have said over and over that there is nothing else that I can give up. The problem is there always seems to be something more that goes. Now it happens to be the laundry or moping a filthy floor. I finally cleaned my bedroom and bathroom for the first time in well over a month. The dust was so thick that I had to keep washing my rag out.
Last week I began to play catch up!! That is a wonderful thing. To me that means that something has let up enough for me to get necessities done. I did clean my room and bathroom. Here I am a week later and it needs it again. I did get the laundry folded and put away. I only have 3 loads to fold right now and 3 to wash. That is awesome. I still have about 10 plants that need planting but Ressa spent about an hour weeding yesterday so that eased that burden a little.
I don't know why I did it, but now I have one more thing to play catch up with. My blog. No it's not a necessity but I have felt like it is something that would be good for me to do. I haven't felt like I have had much to say but then I started looking back at pictures and realized there have been a couple of fun things happen. Mostly though we have been living life.
A little update on the adoption front. We are hoping to get our official approval from China (LOA) on Monday or Tuesday. We have had a possible snag on the US side and we're still waiting to hear from 2 different people about the outcome. Please pray for us and the children that they will come home quickly without any more problems. I am so tired of red tape and most of it is so unnecessary.
I'll continue the catch up through out the week.