Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

I keep waiting to post until I feel like writing about the many things going on in my life and in my mind. But I just don't feel like writing, so I'm not going to force myself. I'm sure next week I'll be ready to post more interesting things.

For now... Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you are having a great 2009 so far!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tis the Season for Colds

As I've said, we had a great time at the inlaws. However, many of them were sick, and of course the Pumpkin picked it up. And is passing it along to me and Londo. Such is the way with colds and kids. It's times like these when Londo calls kids petri dishes.

The Pumpkin has been coughing and sneezing and has such a runny nose, which she still doesn't like getting wiped. Naturally, she is not sleeping well because of being sick (on top of her normal not sleeping well). So she is extremely tired during the day.

This morning, the skin around her eyes was all red (this is how they get when she is super exhausted) and she was so droopy in my arms. We took a shower together--I was hoping the steam would help clear her up--and afterwards, when I bundled her in a towel and held her in my arms, I thought she might fall asleep! She's a poor little thing, and it's breaking my heart.

I made her cream of wheat this morning, since that's always something good when you aren't feeling well. I told the nanny to let her watch her new Winnie the Pooh movie and TV shows today, if they wanted. It's really the only way to keep her still (now that she actually sits to watch shows), and she needs to be still and resting. When she runs around, she starts coughing even more and her nose starts running even more.

Hopefully, the day of resting will help her recover. And hopefully Londo and I won't get it too bad.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Question of the Week - Looking Forward

I'm back from the country mountains. We had a wonderful time at my inlaws, and we had a great Christmas. It seems like pretty much everyone I know had a more laid back holiday this year. Most people I know didn't get out holiday cards, didn't get their holiday baking done and did their shopping at the last minute. So I don't feel so bad about that. And I'm ready to move on from the holidays. Next up, 2009!

I didn't do so well on last year's resolutions. This year, I'm not going to bother making any. I've just got too much going on to make any lofty goals. And by lofty, I really mean all goals, even the mundane. Because it all seems so lofty right now.

Instead, I'm going to think about the good things coming in the new year, and I hope you'll join me, because today's question of the week is...

What are you looking forward to in 2009?

I think the obvious for me is the arrival of the new baby in June. But also, I'm looking forward to the Pumpkin turning 2 years old and all the new things she will be learning and able to do in the next year. Even before the birth, I'm looking foward to finding out the sex of the baby and getting everything in the house ready for the arrival. We are planning to switch the Pumpkin into a new room and move the new baby into the current nursery, and I am really excited about decorating the new room (I'm going with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme!).

As I do every winter, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of summer. This winter has been hard on me, but I know that as spring comes and then turns into summer, I will feel so much better.

I'm also looking forward to some new opportunities at work. I hope they are good steps in my career, and time will tell.

And I always look forward to another year with my husband. Every year in my life since I've met him has been better than the last, and I expect no less of 2009.

How about you? Got anything good coming in the new year?

The Beginnings of a Ski Buddy

After lunch, my daughter and I went back up the "magic carpets" to the top of the bunny slopes. She wanted to keep skiing! With me...