There seem to be two klatches going this a.m., hope I'm posting on the right one!
What's going on this weekend -- well --
We're going to Guatemala to bring Victor home!!!
We're still waiting for the US embassy to issue his visa, but our agency is 99 percent sure that will happen early next week. We just couldn't see spending the weekend waiting up here without him, so we decided to fly down and finish the waiting in Guatemala, with him. So we fly out tomorrow!
We're scheduled to come home the end of next week, but if the paperwork is delayed, we'll have to re-schedule and come home a little later. (Thank goodness we're able to use our Marriott Rewards points to help cover some of the cost of the hotel stay. The Guatemala City Marriott, BTW, is really fabulous.)
We've been working frantically to get everything done at home that we need to before the trip. I'm sure my home will never be this clean again! Likewise, I'm trying to finish everything up at work, since today will be my last day until sometime in October.
And, all you moms out there, if you have any tips about flying with a 2-year-old, I'd be glad to hear them.
Happy Birthday to Molli's Ray, Happy Anniversary to Sandy and Jim, and hi to everyone who has posted while I'm typing.
"We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake."
--President Barack Obama, 1/20/09