Mel--you may absolutely suggest the book! And I shall heed your suggestion and go find it! I had it in the back of my consciousness somewhere that that was there and that perhaps I should check it out but I have partly been in a little bit of denial about this, or reluctant to make it into a big problem, but it has been making me a bit nutty at times.
Flapjack--my skin is actually not so bad, with the exception of the fact that I have rosacea. Which seems to be heeding its ugly head a lot lately for some reason. I have some Rx cream for it, but don't really use it because it's slightly irritating and also I'm lazy.
And I keep thinking there should be some natural solution but so far haven't really run across anything.
DiD--briefly just looked through your pics and you look very radiantly happy!
kaspirant--if you think you will be comfortable and happy there and won't have any really nasty ramifications for breaking the lease then I'd do it.
Oh, and I meant to mention the other day, that I did get my beads! Thanks to my fellow swappers! It was weird, because it's been so long since I sent mine (no criticism here, I was one of the people holding things up in the first place) and I sort of almost kind of forgot about them or at least wasn't actively anticipating them. My point being, that it was a really weird few minutes for me when I got the mail, because here was this package for me addressed in my own handwriting from someone I couldn't identify, and I didn't remember sending a self-addressed envelope to anyone at all, and just could not figure out where this came from and where this mystery person got an envelope from me that I'd addressed to myself.
: Then I had a flash that it must be the beads and all became clear, but it was kind of freaky and surreal for a few minutes there.
Well, on the heels of complaining bitterly about my child not sleeping, she is now asleep as of about 8:45. Which is probably the earliest she's ever gone to bed at night, EVER. I woke her up at about 9 for Brynn's party, and she was playing and having fun there, and then I took her home at 1 and dropped her off for DH to watch while I went to two midwifery related meetings, lasting from 1 until 8!! She only napped for maybe half an hour or 45 minutes while I was gone, so she was tired by the time I got here. I came home, nursed her, she conked out, and I put her into bed!! So I will set a loud and blaring alarm for the morning and drag us out of bed again, and hopefully this can be the start of a new sleep pattern for us. Maybe she just needs more activity and stimulation during the day to wear her out, so I am going to work on that too.