Monday, January 05, 2009

Random Thoughts at 6 AM

Good morning. I'm up at 6 to go to work but thought I would take a moment to write a post. I have not written a post since before New Year's so this is sort of a random assortment of the things I've been thinking about for the past couple of weeks. Sort of like an early confessional for the week, if you will.
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Happy New Year! Today is January 5. I hope that you and your families have had a wonderful one. For me, this is about the 7th posting I have started in the past 10 days. I just can't seem to write about the New Year because I just can't seem to want to face all the things that happened in the past year. So, without recapping all the drama of the past 12 mos, let's just say, I was pretty happy to see 2009!
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We had a great Christmas with the family this year. My sister was so awesome to host us for a full week. My parents were so great to keep the kids for most of the week. It was just so relaxing.
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That said, there was a little drama for us getting to NC and home from NC but we made it safely. Some highlights of the travel include, a night at the airport, literally running through the airport, missing a flight, me crying publicly (you all KNOW how much I LOVE that!), awesome people helping us by moving so we could sit together, luggage on the other side of the state from where we landed, 18 hours and two airports on the return trip, five hour flight delay, and a screaming two year old. Good times.
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Our New Year's Eve was the same as last years, spent at a dear friend's house. The kids were at their nanny's for the night and we had an adult overnight party that went WAY too late. The good news about that? No one was waking me up at 6am! WAHOO!
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On New Year's Day, we went to a friend's open house. The kids had a fantastic time because they had spent the past 24 hours at the Nanny's house, which is like summer camp for them and then went to our friend's house to play for several hours, also like camp. They and we were EXHAUSTED from all the running and playing.
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Jon and I went to Ikea on Saturday to get Jack a new bed. We've decided to move both kids in the same room. Our thought is that it might make them sleep better if someone was in the room and maybe we won't have as many midnight visitors. Here's to hoping that's true!
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We were up until midnight on Saturday night assembling that stuff AND spent all day on Sunday rearranging. Why does Ikea have so many strange looking parts? I mean, who thinks of these little tiny things with such odd shapes? No runs to the Depot to fix your stuff, that's for sure! Nope, they need an Ikea Depot. Can you imagine what that would be like? The aisles would have headers like, Triangle-Shaped Thingy's, Tiny Wrenches, Pegs, and Plastic Screws. I wonder if I worked there if I could get a discount.
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While we have been avoiding the hospital, Eva had been trying to get us to take here there. Today, she goes back to school for the first time since chemo started. She will go with a bruised head from where she ran into a wall, a purple finger from where she shut the car door on herself (for the record, we were going out and I had unlocked the car to put the kids in it. Eva just beat me to the car and managed to damage herself in seconds...ugh), a scabbed nose from where she flipped out of a swing not once but TWICE on New Year's Day, a black eye from where she did not listen and sit down but instead fell and hit her face on Jack's new bed, AND another purple finger from where she had a tape measure close on her hand. I'm not even mentioning the number of times I had to race across the yard of my friend's house on New Year's because Eva was trying to dive bomb down their slide head first. She has the perfect combination of fearlessness, hard-headedness, clumsiness and inability to learn from her mistakes that makes for quite a challenge, that's for sure. I just hope I don't get a friendly visit from CPS by the end of the day!
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Ok, off to work! Have a good one!

3 comments:

Greta said...

Your thoughts are far more clear than mine are at 6am! :) Glad you had an adventure filled break with family and friends. Welcome back!

Nan and Gid said...

So great to hear your update. June used to come into our room every night and when we put Ginger in her room, she never came out again! So, I hope the magic of siblings helps you too. Happy New Year!

Laura said...

I love that little daring Eva girl.
Happy New Year GNM!!!