It’s a new year, time for some new goals. Last year I accomplished nothing of what I wanted to do. But it wasn’t a bad year. Just busy. And it’s not slowing down. My one little word for this year will be DOCUMENT. I want to keep a better record of our every day moments. I hope to blog more. I have some specific documenting projects. It’s going to be a big year. I’ve got big goals at work. Jim’s job is busy as ever, as is evident by his travel schedule… ugh. For most of the first of the year he is gone at least two weeks a month, a few of the months they are back to back trips. It seems overwhelming when I look at it on the calendar but I know we’ll make it. Robert will start Kindergarten this fall… I’m in a wee bit of denial about that but also looking forward to seeing him start his scholastic career. His learning is simply exploding right now. Letter recognition, letter sounds, starting to look at books and “telling” the story from the pictures as well as sound out words. So exciting to have a front row seat for.
New Year’s Eve was a bit of a bust around here. I had worked all day… which was a good thing, we had a large donation come in after 4pm. Always nice to be there to accept those personally. It had snowed and the roads were starting to get a bit bad when I got home, so glad I got home when I did. We had planned to have a little party the three of us. We had decorations and food and a balloon drop planned. Robert and Jim had been home all day and Jim said Robert had been a pretty big pill all day. I immediately started to worry he was getting the flu that is going around. No fever but I gave him some Tylenol just in case. One dose wouldn’t kill him.
He pulled it together for a bit and decided he needed to put on a puppet show for us. It was fun, until it ended in a melt down.
It became evident that the kid might just be worn slick. He really hadn’t been to school for the past two weeks except for a day or two between spending the week with my Mom and staying home with Jim and the holidays. He’s been staying up late and tired in the mornings. He was whiny and obstinate and nothing would make him happy. He cried at the drop of a hat. I finally convinced him to lay down in our bed and watch some Jack’s Big Music Show. By 7:30pm he was out cold.
We prayed he would stay asleep and moved him to his room. I was able to get his pajamas on him and he didn’t wake up. For my kid, that’s amazing. He slept for 15 hours! When I woke up my happy go lucky little guy was back. He asked if he missed the party and I told him we had rescheduled it.
We completed one of my family goals of taking pictures of the three of us on holidays. Thanks to Susan Weinroth for this awesome idea. I have the perfect little Snoopy Holiday Album I got a few years ago to put them in and am so excited. We set up the camera in the living room and put constant shooting on for 10 shots. Here are my two favorite.
We toasted with sparkling apple cider.
And we had the balloon drop. Although it would have been better if we had taller ceilings.
The rest of the day was spent just vegging out. These Tuesday holidays make for a weird week.
I’m determined to do a Project Life this year. Really, I’m going to do it. I’m going to figure out a time weekly/monthly to complete my layouts. Really, I am. I’ve gotten my cover page and New Year’s page done Cathy Zielske had a great free download today. I love her products.