Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve Day

So far, I'm having one of those days where nothing is going the way I planned. And, that's okay. A and I were supposed to be working from home today, but R was sick all day yesterday and still had a teensy fever this morning, so we kept him home. So we're taking turns working and hanging with the boy, who of course made a miraculous recovery and is climbing the walls, jumping around, and screeching at the top of his lungs. Right now is my turn to work, but the flinging-flanging server I'm trying to access is so slow that I can't do what I need to. I really had to get this part of my work done today because I need to then focus on preparing for my employees' reviews. But I'm starting to get used to never getting anything done on time!

I felt so bad for R yesterday - he was so sad and achey and tired. (In the middle of the night, he woke up and asked me, "Mommy - is something wrong with me? I'm all sweaty!") But at the same time, it was really nice because he just wanted to cuddle and nap with me all day. How many chances will I get for that ever again? He didn't really even want to watch TV or play trains (that's how we knew how sick he was). In the middle of the day, we both fell asleep on the couch for a few hours. Later, A took my temperature just as a joke and we discovered that I had a fever, too. So I guess I needed the sleep just as much as R!

I'm not sure what's on tap for tonight. Last year, we got together with R's friend A and her parents but they may not want to be around the recently recovered sickies. A said he bought some champagne, though, so if I make it to midnight, we can celebrate. Or, maybe we'll celebrate at 9 pm with whatever city across the globe is actually welcoming 2008.

Happy New Year to all of you! I'm very excited for 2008 - it just feels like it's going to be a great year. New babies are coming for friends, we're having our all-family vacation in August to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday, and it's another year of discovery and fun with R and another year of walking with the Lord. I can't wait to see what else is in store for me! :-)


sandwhichisthere said...

The best to you and your family in the coming year. The only known remedy for a cold and fever is, using the medical Latin term, popsiclus on stickus. Apply liberally throughout the day. This remedy is safe for children also.

LEstes65 said...

YEEEE-HA! I'm with you girl. 2008 has "awesome" written all over it! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

Kansas Bob said...

Happy 2008 Kristen!

Trish Ryan said...

Happy New Year! Hope you all are feeling better and enjoying being you :)