Well I have been home now for several days but just can’t shake the exhaustion I feel come 4pm. I am hopeful that after this weekend I will feel a bit more like myself. The flight home from Moscow was great. I got upgraded to the section between first class and regular. Seats are a bit wider and there is a lot more foot room and space between you and the seat in front of you. I need to make sure I request that for my flight home with MG. I am also going to work my magic and beg and plead for business on my flight within the US to California. Not being crunched in a seat would be nice with a toddler. Anyway, I ended up getting home about 11pm Sat night. Debbie picked me up. When we got to her house, I crashed and slept til about 4:30am. I was then up for the day. I spent the day hanging with my sister and the kids, and running a few errands.
Monday morning I started making calls and prepping documents for the court dossier. I am about 90% completed. The only pending things are:
Psychiatrist Evaluation Letter and copy of license (I have an appt with her on Tuesday)
Pediatrician Letter for MG and copy of license (I have to get her future Pedi to sign a letter and my agency is getting me a draft of that letter this week)
County Property Record (Going downtown tomorrow for this)
Warranty Deed (Going downtown tomorrow for this)
Police Certificate (Going downtown tomorrow for this)
One might think that I am weird as I prefer to actually pick up the documents at their office vs have them mail them to me. I just want to have those puppies in my hand. Once I get the Eval from the dr (hopefully no later than friday next week), I will scoot off to get everything notarized and then drive to the capital for some apostilles. Then, off to my agency and wait for a court date! I think gathering a whole dossier in two weeks has got to be impressive? Maybe the judge will see how focused and eager I am to comply and get MG home???
Now, on a side note. I purchased a very cute toddler bed. Now, I am having second thoughts. I am thinking maybe I should have a twin bed in her room instead??? Can you moms chime in and offer up some input, suggestions, experience, advice and thoughts on the matter? I just do not know what to do and I am spending hours in my head going back and forth on the matter.
So, that is about it. Soon as I have all the docs done, I shall let everyone know and of course photograph the lovely package to remember all the work and effort that went into that little package. I can’t believe it has been one week since I last saw MG. I keep watching videos and looking at pictures. I keep thinking how sad it must be for her to have had someone focus one on one with her and then never return. BLAH. Alright, no more … just happy thoughts like, what if I actually get a court date the end of Sept or beginning of October!!
Happy Thursday everyone!