I am stuck in such a weird limbo land right now. Neither here nor there. Suitcases and trunks everywhere. All dressers and cupboards are empty. I sell more and more of our left behind belongings every day. Dust coats every surface as it comes billowing in from the road. There are tiny ants everywhere. On the kitchen floor in the morning, there are literally thousands! The grass is turning brown.
Random note. Yesterday Natalie told me that all her classmates and teachers married each other in school. And everyone wore pink dresses. She was completely serious (and she is not one to make up stuff, she is quite rational and logical) and told me who she married. I can't confirm the story with anyone else. Strange.
There isn't enough water to get hot water. The two younger kids think the bath is a torture chamber (ice cold bathing is not their cup of tea apparently). The two older now tell me that they LOVE cold baths and love to screech and holler as they throw water on themselves. They are little icicles when they get out. I refuse to partake in such joy. So instead, I boil water on the stove and take a small lukewarm bucket bath about once a week. really.
I caught one of the littles today trying to drink out of the tylenol bottle. Thankfully I caught her before she was successful! Huge panic moment! Too much packing and stuff out right now. (Oh, and children's medicine bottles are NOT Mia-proof).
I don't think it has hit me yet that we really will be leaving one day.
The great part about this is that I may be able to take my mom up to the orphanage (I really didn't think I would be going again). That would be awesome!
still some lovely flowers in the yard