My son is sitting at his little table with a face of utter despair (and the howls to accompany it). The reason, you ask? His mean mother has just placed a familiar-looking plate in front of him. The same plate, in fact, that was at his place at the dinner table last night. I, the aforementioned mean mother, have had the audacity to re-serve him a quesadilla, rice, and a couple of bites of enchilada.
He cries plaintively, "My tummy is not full!"
I remind myself that no child ever willingly starved.
I also remember that there were many nights where I sat alone at the worn kitchen table at the house on Rockwood Court, as the broccoli slowly became a gelatinous lump of gluey gastric despair, sauced with the salty water of my tears.
So, much like many other cool people, I've left Facebook. Privacy concerns + developing awesome time-wasting habits = time to go. So of course, I'm looking for something to fill the gaping void in my life. I've been a Pleonast group-poster for a while, but haven't posted much here in the way of updates. That may or may not change - might be nice to see who is still out here in the Pleonast world.
I'm going through my closet and getting rid of some of my work wardrobe. Mostly in sizes 4-6. I've posted it on Craigslist and Facebook but thought I'd see if anyone here could use them. Everything is in great shape, some barely worn. If there's any damage, it's noted in the description. If you want more than one thing, feel free to make an offer. I'll be glad to provide pics and measurements. If we're facebook friends, you can see the pics on my wall.
Here's the list:
SKIRTS: (all knee length, $5 each)
GAP Women's size 6 tweed skirt (knee-length, black/white/gray)
OLD NAVY size 6 wool plaid (dark gray/ight gray)
APT 9 size 8 (fits more like a 6) kick pleats skirt (dark grey)
PERSAMAN NEW YORK size 6 light pink black lace knee length skirt (some wear on the lace - a few snags but nothing very noticeable when wearing it)
($20) Lined: JUICY COUTURE pants size 28 in light brown houndstooth plaid (lined in pink, heart pocket on the back - super cute!)
($15) Lined: THE LIMITED size 6 Cassidy fit in brown tweed
($10) J CREW size 4 dark grey wool dress pants
($10) ANN TAYLOR size 4 dark wash trouser jeans
($10) GAP Long & Lean size 4 Long (some wear on these, mostly on hems, but still in great shape)
($5) AMERICAN EAGLE size 6 navy blue shorts/capris (slightly longer than Bermuda short length)
($3 each or both for $5) MERONA size S tanks in cream and coral
My poor son was tired and asking to go "night night" - I was finishing up a couple of things and told him to wait a second. While I was working, he crawled into his room and tearfully said, "Bye! bye!" and then crawled to the rocker and patted it over and over, saying "night night! night night! bye! night night!" and signing please.
He's good with guilt trips. I put him to bed :)
Since the beginning of 2012 -
1. We moved. A "new old" house. This one was built in 1925 (last one built in 1891) and has double the space. Plus a dishwasher. My hands are in heaven.
2. I started back to work. I'm only teaching 2 days a week for an hour, and Will gets to either go with me, get dropped off at his Marmee's house, or cooed over by adoring high school girls. I love being back in the classroom, but it's nice to have a lower level of commitment.
3. My mom
came to visit. She helped us move and got to spend a lot of time with Will. He loves his Abi!
4. Will has started crawling - yay for a new house with lots of space for him to crawl in! He also pulled up for the first time last night in his crib. Not that he ever uses his crib. He's decided big people beds are where it's at. Ah well.
5. We started making preparations to go on a vacation - and hope to see some of you there! Deliberately being obtuse due to lack of gold membership/privacy :)