So, first, no new news. A friend asked if I was tired of hearing the question "heard anything yet?" and the answer is no. I'm frustrated that we haven't heard anything yet, but love the fact that so many people are interested and waiting to hear something new! Just can't wait until we DO have new news to share!
Our I-600 is still at USCIS although it has now moved to the National Benefits Center in MO. I have no idea what that means except that we are still waiting. They have quoted me the *official* line stating that they have 75 days to complete our file, but we know lots of folks who have had it done in 4-5 weeks recently. Let's hope those pencil pushers keep things moving. And that the government doesn't shut down. Gulp. I have no idea if that would stall our paperwork or not. Too freaky to think about Must move on.
Preparations...his room is nearly done! Here's a sneak peek. I'll share the entire thing with ya soon. (See the birch crib? That's the one I belabored over in IKEA for hours. I think it works in here!)
The painting fun isn't over yet---we've also been painting in the kitchen and refinishing our cabinets. That project was started in the fall and has been S.L.O.W. going. What ever possessed me to decided to sand all those cabinets down and repaint them? (And how did I manage to convince The Man to go along with this crazy plan??) But boy, do they look good. The final round of painting will be finished this weekend. Woohoo!
Oh, and when we aren't painting, we've found a few super fun things like these:
The dinosaur thing is pretty fun. Great for eye/hand coordination too. The activity block might be a bit ahead of him right now, but he'll grow into it. In the meanwhile, Pogo our kitty seems to think it's a great place to rub her head.
And we've also been grown ups and bought some grown-up parent type stuff like these things:
I think the Tropical Pug is beginning to suspect something is up.