the past few weeks have been b.u.s.y. i'm not used to being so busy or so crazy about it. i've got a to-do list as long as i am tall but no real desire to do anything on it.
but, everything on the list is necessary... not like, say, clean the bathroom or dust the living room (which i did on saturday night, by the way).
yesterday we decided it was time to get on with it, so we had a group of electricians here fixing all of our broken outlets and light switches, water heater and fans. because if the outlets don't work, neither do the fans and summer in the dominican republic with no fans would be disastrous. on top of the kids fixing things, we finally moved samil's bedframe into his room - he's been on a matress on the floor for about three months now and rearranged the furniture. we painted the "black board" wall in the dining room because no matter how hard i try to scrub the nasty film left from the dry-erase markers, it's never really clean. i also worked on samil's scrapbook since i'm, oh, about 8 months behind, and donated two big boxes of used clothes, toys and randomness to the jucum ministry's flea market.
today the house was a mess. the list is still long and i am t.i.r.e.d.
next week we're going to an all-inclusive resort for four days. it's my motivation to get some more work chipped away off the list this week before it really starts getting too hot for physical labor.
i'll probably be m.i.a on the blog for awhile until things start to come together... and then we'll see. things are looking to get even more crazy around here in a few months.