Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Assorted news.

To answer the questions of our adoring fans....

I am feeling fine. Not great, exactly, but fine. Way better than earlier in the summer when sleep was my sole activity. I am VERY fortunate to have work that allows me to sleep a little bit later, and work in bursts rather than sit in a cube and try to function. And, of course, it is MUCH easier than feeling this way with a roomful of seven year olds.

The Brownie will be a surprise, gender-wise. Everyone has varying opinions about what they think, some based on actual evidence (the overabundance of female cousins in our families) and some based on proximity (everyone else is having a girl so I am having a boy). It will be interested to see who is correct!

Name wise, things are up in the air. Because we both teach, a LOT of names are eliminated due to unfortunate connotations. Of course, I never intended to give my child a name with three capital letters and multiple apostrophes, but even those old standbys like Justin and Joshua bring back shudders. (All elementary teachers know that the J-names are never a good sign.) One friend of ours is calling the baby Oswald. I can also guarantee you that is not on the list.

I am so ready for it to be fall that it's not funny. I am saying this even though I do not have one single pair of maternity jeans that fits, so my jeans-and-sweater uniform is potentially going to have to be on sabbatical this year. We'll see what happens.

Happy Wednesday!

6 comments:

Natalie said...

Can't wait to meet Sh'Brownee! (that's pronounced 'nay' at the end, of course!!)

sarah willis said...

Hi Sarah B. B.

Thanks for listing my book, Some Things That Stay, on your blog! I'm so glad you liked it!

Peace,
Sarah W.

Monkey said...

Nat's comment cracks me up! Glad to read you are doing well and picking out interesting names for your kid! Julie would probably tell you that not all "J" kids are bad! ;) Now I'm sitting here pondering which letter has been a thorn in my side the most out of the 700ish kids I teach in a year...and since it's taking me too long to figure it out, I'm stopping for now. :)

Lennye said...

Natalie is very clever in the naming game! It's funny you are talking names...my little nephew's name is Carter. Meme today called him Carter the tarter...What? Then over of PW's blog she said her hubby wants to name the next baby Bull. Dan wanted to name one Buster and I made everyone present at the birth swear that they would not allow Dan to sign any papers.

Amy said...

I always wondered why it is so hard to find consignment maternity until I was pregnant and realized that you end up wearing the same three things over and over again until they are threadbare!

Glad to hear you are well.

-Amy
(Crafting by Candlelight)

Amy said...

Sarah---Any news on the Brownie? Hope you are well!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight