I am almost completely done packing. I need to make a trip to Target to stock up on random things like gloves, diapers, and charcoal tablets, but other than that, I just need to pack some stuff for Samuel and I'll be done.
I also have all these insane errands to run, like a haircut, eye exam, drive to Tucson to get a passport for Samuel, go to the bank, normal errands like grocery shopping, etc. PLUS, we are having Samuel baptized the 27th and having Tessa's birthday party the same day. I also have to go for my postpartum checkup and do All Saints' Day and Halloween with the kids. Anything else? I hope not...
Someone asked me the other night how many days we had until we leave. Until then, I had just been thinking in terms of weeks, because it was keeping me sane, apparently. When I put it into days, I had a wave of anxiety. I hope I can get everything done in time! I have a lot more days notice than a lot of people have had in the past, so I should be fine.
When you take a girl who grew up in the desert and suddenly send her to Eastern Europe in late Autumn, it could be an interesting sight. I do not get cold easily, but we had NO cold weather clothes. It was laughable. My sweet mother in law bought us a whole bunch of stuff, so hopefully we're all set, but it amused me how very little prepared we are for cold weather.