I breathed a major sigh of relief today as I pulled out of the Federal Express parking lot at 4:45 p.m. today. Another round of paperwork, all freshly notarized, certified, and Appostilled was neatly tucked into the package scheduled for overnight P1 delivery to our agency. It included two sets of updated medicals for all six of us (no small feat!), a couple of letters to the judge along with certified medical licenses, etc. 18 documents in all. The lady at the TN Secretary of State's office was so nice and friendly and happily prepared all the Appostilles for me very quickly. The lady at Davidson County's Clerk's office... not so much. But they are DONE! Hopefully, that will be the last round of paperwork.
The TN Titans were playing the Colts at home tonight on ESPN's Monday Night Football! I was warned that traffic and parking would be crazy difficult in downtown Nashville today. And it was. I got really lucky with my parking space. Who knew you can parallel park a Ford Expedition into a space designed for a Ford Pinto? With all the tailgaters pouring into the city and all the state workers about to clock out, let's just say I made it out of there in the nick of time.
We had an impromptu Monday Night Football party at our house tonight. I think we had about 25 friends from church. The men watched the game on the big screen in our play/media room. The ladies spent the 1st half in the kitchen and the 2nd half on the living room sofa. It was fun catching up with my girl friends while cheering on our team. The kids were playing their own game of football in our Master Bedroom (with the TV on in there too.) I'm pretty sure we all had a blast. Isn't it funny how the most fun parties are usually the ones you kind-of throw together at the last minute? Of course, it certainly helped that the Titans WON again!!! WhooooHoooo 7 and 0; maybe they'll get some respect from ESPN now!
I have to give Martin a little well deserved credit here. With me being gone all day and Martin home with all four boys, I was a bit concerned about what our house would look like when I got here. As I walked in, there were cars already coming up the drive way. I really thought I'd be doing the famous mad-dash throw everything into the nearest closet routine. Much to my amazement, the entire house was all clean and tidy and he even had card tables set up with festive tablecloths and all. Impressive!
A recent email exchange from our agency had words like "please hurry", "ASAP", "expect it soon" and "we've waited long enough". It seems everything in IA is hurry up and wait and then hurry up again. I sure hope this latest paperwork crazy day means were getting very close to a court date!