Anyone know where June went? I looked down and saw it's been 10 days since I last posted, but I'm sure it hasn't been that long. :)
We thought we were done with our paperwork, but I got a call on Thursday that one of our notaries made a mistake on the notary seal. So we get to fill out our financial paperwork again and get it notarized this weekend.
Besides that, we're really close to being out of the paper chase. If I remember correctly, once we get logged into China, we have a great deal of twiddling our thumbs ahead of us. But let me tell you, I'm having no trouble at all staying busy this time--three kids instead of two will do that for you! I have a long list of projects for the summer too, most of which involve downsizing and simplifying.
First up was my bedroom. I got rid of a bunch of clothes and set aside a few more that need something to complete the outfit (mostly skirts that need a matching top). I know the whole 'capsule wardobe' thing is popular, but I'd rather just keep the clothes I like and make sure all my dress clothes are complete outfits instead of mix and match. Sadly, this will involve some clothes shopping, which ranks far below visiting the dentist in my book.
The next project is a big one, and one that will require multiple weeks to complete: food in our house. I started with cataloging/organizing the pantry and freezer, and making a list of 'random things we should eat because I bought them over a year ago.' Things like a quarter of a bag of orzo (probably from a random recipe) and Belgian Chocolate shells that I bought on super clearance without a purpose. NEVER BY ANYTHING WITHOUT A PURPOSE! That should be my new motto.
At this point, I need to sit down and figure out how I'm going to approach meals right now. David teases me about how I'm constantly trying to figure out an 'easier' way to do meals, yet I'm not willing to really commit to meal planning. I want to be able to make whatever I feel like for dinner, but that's JUST NOT PRACTICAL with three little kids. I think there must be a way to adapt a meal planning system to my tendencies, but at some point, I may have to give up on that dream and just commit. And I really need to figure it out before Little Brother shows up!
(Also on my list: picking a name for Little Brother, so we can stop calling him Little Brother)