Lazuli, I'm sorry that you're feeling sick, especially when you're alone. I think that all that chat between us a few weeks ago about head colds is somewhere in this thread... steam your head! that helps too.
Lynsey I don't buy a ton of stuff on eBay, but we have gotten some substantial things: our dining room table, for example, is from eBay (antique, tiger oak... shipping from WA was incredible, but even with shipping it was cheaper than anywhere around here), and I've bought 5 wool diaper covers so far. I've heard, though, that the trading post is a better deal for buying diapers than eBay, but I personally thought that $11 for two wool covers wasn't a bad deal... and the woman I bought two covers from threw a third in that she happened to find; that was sheer dumb luck!! I got a lot of my school clothes this year off of eBay, a sweet deal on an xl summer pregnancy lot, and I occasionally manage to deal with someone in Germany to get things that I can't locate here or are simply way cheaper in Germany (e.g. my leather school bag that cost me about $60 including shipping instead of $200 new). Jo says I'm an eBay-aholic, but I don't agree...
greenbeing - don't feel bad. It wasn't your decision and someone who is not pregnant is much more flexible and able to deal with a big change in curriculum. you're going to have other things on your mind. Someone who makes decisions cut you some slack; hopefully your teammates see that and honor that you deserve a little tlc at this point in your life.
and: mmmmmmm, coffeecake!!
well, it's back to the grind tomorrow. And the little kids - but for the last time this year, and really only 2 weeks, since we've got our off-site week the week of the 19th and no one has asked me to do anything with their classes other than the 3rd grade field trip, which I need to plan out in great detail. we're going to a German restaurant and they will have to order in German - many of them are already nervous and asking questions like "If we get scared and can't do it, do we still get to eat?". They're so earnest! I just hope sam and ben don't ask for beer
: they've been joking about that.
In May I get a student teacher. I hope it goes well.
I think we should be renaming Sprout to Pogo - because s/he feels like she's constantly pogoing in my belly! Holy cow, baby! The movement is finally noticeable on the outside and Jo's been spending time with her hand on my belly. And this morning she said the sweetest thing: she says she is ready for me to be done being pregnant, because she wants to meet Sprout. This from the woman who only 3 months ago was totally freaked out that we are becoming parents. What a turnaround! Yippee!
With mirthful girth,