Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye and Good Riddance

On the last day of this year, I have to say without hesitation, goodbye and good riddance 2009! With the very significant exception of Baby’s arrival last month, this year has not been one of my favorites. So, I’ve made a couple of lists, because that’s what I do. I make lists. It makes me happy. Don’t ask me why.

List #1 – Goodbye and Good Riddance to …
1-Nausea and Hyperemesis. May we never meet again. Ever. And may you not plague others either. You’re truly miserable and will not be missed.
2-Hospitals, Home Health, Infusion labs and pumps, and IV bags/poles/etc. I’ll take my hydration the normal way from now on, thank you, by drinking lots and lots of champagne water.
3-Not having a social life. Dear friends, I miss you. A LOT. I look forward to the day when we can once again hang out. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be covered in spit-up, sleep deprived and will likely annoy you because I won’t have anything to talk about besides Baby … but I will impose myself on you. A LOT. Must have social interaction.

List #2 – Lessons Learned in 2009 …
1-People can survive on water and saltines alone. For days. IF, IF there is a bag of IV fluids waiting on the other end. This is not a diet I recommend, unless you’re maybe trying to fit into your little black dress for NYE. Call me if you need an IV pole. I still have one.
2-People don’t need sleep to exist. I haven’t slept for longer than 2 ½ hours at a time in weeks. Sleep is not necessary. iPhones, however are essential. They allow you to blog, post pictures on Facebook, and play sudoku when you’re up at 3 a.m. And at 4:30 a.m. Or any other ungodly hour.
3-Baby bottles make good measuring cups for booze. Seriously, when you’re trying to drink only half a glass of wine, bust out that bottle and measure in ounces. Because, really, if you asked me to just pour a ‘half’ glass of wine, we all know how full that glass would be.

List # 3 – What I’m Looking Forward to in 2010 …
1-Enjoying time with Husband and Baby. And, family and friends. And, just plain enjoying life.
2-Eating, drinking, and generally being merry.
3- Watching Baby grow. It makes me a little sad to think about how much she’ll change in a year, but it’s also really exciting to think about how she’ll start to develop her own personality.
4-Traveling. Yes, we have a baby. We’re not scared. Not yet anyway! We’re going places, near and far. And, we’d love to have our wonderful babysitters friends join us!
5-Shopping. At non-maternity-clothes stores! And, wearing pants with actual buttons and zippers again. It’s sad, but true. This is something I’m really looking forward to.

These are my lists. They’re really much longer, but I won’t bore you with additional details. What’s on your list? Humor me … this is the extent of my social interaction right now.

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