Well, this is why your mother tried to teach you to not procrastinate. And, amazingly enough, I might actually be prepared to have our Ethiopia trip bumped up a week!!
We were informed this morning that all of our paperwork in Ethiopia will be ready to go for a January 29th Embassy appointment, instead of Feb. 5th!! Several families have arrangements that can't be changed, but we are trying to get things lined up to leave in about 10 days!!! The Ethiopia Guest House just happened to have a cancellation that week, and we're waiting to hear back from the travel agent on plane tickets.
So, we've got her room ready, we've been working ahead on things for the campus ministry this semester, we've been catching up with our long-neglected friends and crossing tasks off the lists....and if all goes well, we'll be home by Feb. 2nd with the newest Magruder!!