Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Oh, Glorious Day!

The sun is shining on this first day of 2008, as Scott and I sit by the fire and reminisce over the last year. The joys, the sorrows, the pain, the triumph. What a wonderful time we had last night, ringing in the New Year...

oh, wait, that's my fantasy life.

The sun is shining on this first day of 2008, that much is true. And we are reminiscing...but it's about what it feels like to get an uninterrupted night's sleep, something that has eluded us since last Monday night. A week ago. That's how long Piper and Ella have been suffering from some sort of plague that involves large volumes of mucus and late night hacking spells. Last night was almost the night. Piper slept through like a baby on Benadryl. The only interruption took place when I woke up to the sound of Ella breathing in my ear, standing by my bedside. For some reason when Ella gets out of bed in the middle of the night for an "emergency", she won't tell us she's there. She just stands there, breathing, until one of us (guess who) wakes up. We always wonder how long she's been standing there. One time I woke up to the feeling of her sneeze landing on my face.

Her emergency last night involved not being able to find Spotted Dog, her beloved beanie baby. So I got my cheery self out of bed at 2:30 am to find Spotted Dog, who was laying right on top of Ella's bed.

And this morning, this morning Ella has thrown up 3 times. Welcome 2008!

I have a post in my head about 2007, and I really want to get it out of my head. It's knocking on my skull, demanding to be set free. Since that post is not making it into blogosphere until things settle down around here, I'll link to my friend, John Piper, on his focus for the New Year...a life marked by prayer.

3 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sorry to hear about Ella.. Hope she gets better..
Happy New Year girly..
Have a Great Year..
I will be here with you...
Can't wait for the post...

Sincerely Anna said...

Hi Dena - thanks for your comment today on my blog. So happy for your family, too! Piper is adorable. Sorry you've dealt with the plague of mucus this past week - that's no fun at all! Hope you get a good night's sleep very soon!

Melissa said...

Fantasy morning sounds much better.