In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Three Hours of Catch Up

Today was the second Monday in a row that I had three quiet hours to sit in the Children's Hospital cafe while the boys did testing. I'm thoroughly sick of the drive to Richmond (I go back tomorrow) but the quiet time to get things done was nice.

I started by cutting all the coupons that I had piled up since November; lots of them were already expiring.

Alei is forever complaining about how she wears out her work pants, so I sent her this flyer. As a fashion conscience teen, she was pretty excited. (It's good to take time for fun).

When James had his break, I had a snack too. (I know, I'm bad...)

Once James and I got back to work, I finished my new menu plan idea. I am making a winter menu that will consist of one month of meals that I will rotate for a few months until I create a spring menu. Eventually, I plan on having four menus, one for each season, that I will use three months in a row before switching.

I then created a master shopping list for the winter menu. I can then shop once and have what I need for the month of dinners. I hope this works, I have really not ever been too organized in the food preparation department.

I saved the worst for last...the dreaded medical bills. So many of them don't get automatically filed to our secondary insurance. I either have to call the billing company and ask them to refile or I have to pay it and file to be refunded. I also have had the fun of making sure everyone and his brother has the information on the new girls. It is amazing how I make sure I give the information at the appointment and the medical billing department can not retain the information. Anyway, now that I'm home, I am just down to a big pile that needs to be faxed in. It will be the first time that I am caught up since Selah and Bella have come home.

1 comment:

  1. YAY you!! for getting so much done. I would have been smocking=)
    Yeh, why do the Dr offices have to have the info 100 times? We changed our phone # 2-3 years ago, but DH kept the old # for his cell. Now he gets all the appt reminder calls, even after all this time, and me telling them to change it....drives him crazy.