Today is the big day with Benjamin's Opthamology appointment. I'm really nervous. Please pray that it goes well. Also, the area where the appointment is at is under a severe winter storm warning. Please also pray that I don't have any trouble on the roads. I will update with the results of the appointment when I am back home.
I got a lot done yesterday. In the morning, we picked up our co-op order. We are steadily storing food away in preparation for these very uncertain economic times. Right now we've got enough food for about 4 months for all of us, although that would be quite heavy on the bean consumption. I'd like for us to have a 6 month stock. In the afternoon, I took all the children to our mechanic to look over the van in preparation for the trip. Nothing like being with 10 young children in a tiny waiting room with 2 chairs and not much else for over an hour. WHEW!!! The mechanic told me I'm one brave mom. I told him that driving to Texas and back without having the van looked over beforehand sounded worse than that waiting room experience. Turns out that it just needs one small repair. Thank God! We'll get that done on Thursday. Yesterday evening I headed down to the library and did an exchange of books and videos. This week the children will be able to watch 2 different performances of The Nutcracker ballet. We watch it every year at Christmas time and the tradition is well loved by the children. It will be the first time for our Liberian children to see any ballet. Unless someone is napping, we usually give our children free reign with our stereo. I'm sure this year will be like past years where for weeks after watching the ballet, we'll have our Nutcracker CD cranked loud and children dancing to the music. :-)