Susan J.
Posted 11/03/2005 3:47:03 PM PDT

From here on out it is all about the numbers, Fess. I'm pullin' with you all the way. Be strong, meditate-tell your body what you want it to do, and keep the faith. Short story for you. My youngest son, Simon, who you have reffed in BBall, was due to be delivered in the middle of January. To be considered a full year of teaching you need to have 120 days in. This not only determined a year of experience on the salary schedule, but whether or not my insurance with the schools would cover his birth and after-care. The very last day to fulfill the requirement was a Friday. I made it teaching through that Friday (weighing 180 pounds, mind you-he was over 9 pounds). He was born the following Monday. I had a weekend to rest, but I swear I willed it all through meditation and faith. You will do it, too. Susan