No I haven't died, but we did sell our house and move to Indiana so things have been more than a little crazy the past couple weeks. I am finally back to having internet and we are living in the apartment Angelica was born in, a little servants quarters of an old Victorian, complete with a woodstove and clawfoot bathtub. It feels a little bit like Italy. I do miss our big yard in Virginia though as it was wonderful to have the woods right outside but as the cold weather approaches we usually do more indoor things anyway.
I was very exited to find that there is a farmer here who does local produce drop off in front of the hardware store once a week all through the winter as he grows stuff in solar greenhouses too. His lettuce which I sampled last week was incredible and the best part is you order the produce online and pay with paypal. I guess Joe Saladin is right and the internet really could be responsible for revolutionizing the way we find our food.
I went up to the midwife today and baby's heart sounds good, I have gained weight---something I was worried I wouldn't do with the move, and the coolest part is there was this little Amish couple who was just finishing their postpartum check-up with their first baby. They had a tiny newborn in little Amish clothes. I have to say the dark cloths look a little stark on a newborn---but the little Amish bonnet was cute. Our baby is posterior (AGAIN! Rrrrrrr) So I am banned from comfortable armchairs for the remainder of the pregnancy. Mary Ann is however going on 1500 deliveries now so I am in good hands.
Oh and my sister in law had her baby, a little girl, Ana Louise. She is tiny and very cute. Even cuter than the Amish baby--but then I am a parital aunt. She has the most wondergul long toes I have ever seen.
Otherwise I am running around like a mad woman trying to get life organized before it gets disorganized again as soon as possibly two weeks from now (when I'll be full term. ) At least three of my mothers four pregnanices were Christmas babies so she is very sympathetic and comming to be with me after the baby comes. I can't wait to see her! (its been a long time.) We did talk on the phone the other night and she told me she got to see Gravagna in the snow before she left. Che Meraviglia! I am tutta gelosa!
Enough posties for now.