We might be leaving for Ethiopia in 7 days. Or, we might not be going to Ethiopia until the end of this month. As construction in Ethiopia has downed internet and phone service (that is at best normally sporadically available), our phone is silent. We are waiting only on news of our visa appointment -- news that allows us to book tickets to bring Moses home.
So, the casual observer might be wondering, "What does a person do when they might be leaving in a matter of days for a third world country and returning with an infant?" Fill in the blank here with any number of worthwhile and important things... I do actually have a list of worthwhile and important things to be doing.
Instead, I am paralyzed in this limbo, and this is what I have accomplished today:
* Organized bathroom drawers (a clean hair brush and tidy toiletries are essential to peace)
* Organized tupperware (it is imperative to have matching lids to all your tupperware when returning from a foreign land with a baby)
* Cleaned the under-the-stove drawer (because...why?)
I finally bundled up the kids and trekked downtown for donuts, praying for grace and peace. Because, really, isn't that what I should be doing when the phone doesn't ring?