We just got word that we are officially approved by the state for our adoption. Whoo hoo! Now, we are just waiting for US Immigration to send us our approval. Paper-pregnancy is way worse than actual pregnancy! I thought 9 months was long before we started this! We are at 7 months & counting & we haven't even began our official waiting stage.
We also have been working on our taxes & I got a delightful surprise that we'll be getting a significant return this year! We have it set to take the highest possible taxes out (We hate the interest-free loan the govt gets when you end up getting a refund) but still will get a good amount back. A portion will pay off some student loans, some will go toward our adoption expenses (which will be fully funded by April) & the rest will be spent on a grain mill for me & a guitar for Don. How exciting! I'll finally get to grind my own wheat & can start experimenting with sprouting/soaking & making my own bread & pasta (I have a pasta maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid). Anyway, I'm excited & have been shopping online to decide which mill to get. I'm leaning toward the Country Living mill which is a hand-crank one. Everyone I know of that has a mill has an electric mill, but for some reason, I'm thinking this might be better. Still more research to do!