Jo - I've been reading and thinking of you lots, but did inpatient medicine last week and barely came up for air all week. I agree with everyone that your strength and patience is obvious, although I'm sorry it gets tried so much!
Nic - I think of you often, mama. We're always here if you need to unload.
UP trip. Sounds fabulous - especially if our house in IL sells and we can reasonably afford to travel this summer. We have accepted an offer on the house (for 22K less than we paid for it ) but it's contingent on sale of the buyer's house and they can't sell theirs either. Even though we'd like to sell it for more, after a year on the market we don't think we'll ever get more for it and frankly we like these buyers. I delivered both their babies - mama went into labor with the first one just as I was pulling out of Hocking Hills campground from the dingo camping trip! Poor thing had a long miserable labor and was still just 5 cms when I pulled in to town many hours later, so I made it in plenty of time. Her last baby was a quick, easy labor after a successful external version to turn her breech boy head down. He was just shy of 9 lbs and had a great big head but an Ob colleague was able to turn him and this labor was like a quarter of the time of her first! Anyway, if some house selling vibes could be sent their way, that'd be great!
In other NRR news, Catherine received an acceptance letter to the College of Wooster today! She's already been accepted to Drake, and hasn't heard yet from 4 other schools, but Wooster is pretty high on her dream school list, so it's exciting. We are still debating financial stuff. College is expensive these days!
RR - the last week has been a big flop. Inpatient medicine about killed me last week and I'm struggling to catch up sleep and good nutrition and get going again!