Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year!

Can you believe that I actually just wrote "07" today for the first time? We're making a slow recovery from the holidays. My minivan is still only part way unpacked from our arrival three days ago.

We did have a good Christmas, but my family has been passing stuff around for over four weeks now, and my family in PA was doing the same thing. For those of you who don't know me personally, I don't get sick very often. If I call the doctor, they have to look in their old records. I do get HORRIBLE morning sickness that lasts forever, but very rarely get anything else. Especially colds, and I can't remember ever having the flu. My husband is my direct opposite. He has fibromyalgia and has frequent pain, headaches,etc., and he catches everything too. Our kids are somewhere in between. So, when we left, Ethan had a lingering cough, and Rose was just getting it (Anna Kate had gotten it and recovered quickly already.) Rose had a mild fever pretty much the whole time we were there and spiked a 102 degree temperature for a couple of days, and nearly everyone else staying at my parents' home got some version of this cold/flu/sore throat/cough thing too. So we enjoyed spending time with my family, but didn't get out very much. Brian came down with it on New Year's Day - the day we had to drive all day to get back home. I know that he felt reeaallly bad because he let me drive the WHOLE way home. (Understand, he doesn't mind my driving, but I rarely drive more than an hour of a ten hour drive - it's one of those "taking care of me" things he wants to do himself. And I appreciate it. Interstate driving is not my cup of tea.) But we made very good time after a very late start. Brian was home from work on the 2nd, he went yesterday and today, but is still feeling pretty awful. Rosie, I think, has finally gotten to feeling better. I really like when kids get old enough to communicate details. And Ethan's cough has finally disappeared. Did I mention that I still need to go to the grocery store, and that Ethan's birthday is Sunday and I haven't planned a thing because I didn't know if anyone would be well? Yeah, we're starting the new year Byars' style. :^)

So. I've decided two things. First, I think I have unfulfilled perfectionist tendencies. As in, I try very hard to have things go perfectly or be perfect, but they virtually never live up to my expectations. Example: I didn't pick up my blog right away because I wanted a good "first post" of the year. But at the rate I was going it was going to be February.

And second, maybe I should have stuck with my unfulfilled perfectionist tendencies, because this post is way too rambling.

Hope you all are WELL this new year. I noticed that Walmart's cough syrup supply was dwindling.


Kelly said...

So glad to have you back! It is so good to be with family, sickness and all.

Terri said...

I was hoping we might get to see you while you were here...but am glad that you kept your sickness to yourself :)

Kim said...

I'm so sorry about all your sickness being passed around. There are a lot of things going around right now-none of which we want and we are grateful,so far,that we have been pretty healthy this winter.

I'm so glad you are back!


Alicia said...

I'm glad to be back! Thanks.

I'm so sorry, Terri. I thought about how we could pull it off every day that I was there; I even memorized you work number to call you one day, but that's when the baby's temp spiked. It's crazy to get so close and still not see the people you want to see.