Just to check in - I checked the status of my passport online (you can do that!) and it probably will not be here until April! So, I can quit running to the mailbox with anticipation.
I did, however, pass some waiting time by ordering some items from a website called "From Ethiopia." The proceeds go to the Grace Fund, which gives financial assistance to families in the process of adopting, and they also go towards an orphanage in Ethiopia. http://fromethiopia.us/ (that's the link) I ordered a beautiful scarf and a necklace. So, I can run to the mailbox with anticipation for these things instead of my passport! I'll post pics when I receive them.