Day in the Life, January 1, 2014

Another year begins and what a better way to kick things off than a Day in the Life post?  This marks my 12th month in a row to do this project!  I just went back and looked at all my previous posts, and I'm so amazed at how much Jack has changed.  This is definitely one of my favorite ways of documenting our life.  As usual, I used Instagram, and you guessed it, my profile is still private.

I was really hoping I'd start the new year off with more of a bang, but Jack and I have colds and we feel like crap.  We've both had runny noses and a cough for a couple of days now, but still no fever so I have no idea what's actually going on with us.  Dennis and I always spend New Year's Eve with our friends Roger & Liz and we pop a ton of fireworks and then lounge in the hot tub.  I  barely made it to midnight this year and didn't even get in the hot tub.  I meant to get a picture of the fireworks finale we did at midnight, but I was too focused on going to bed.  I also didn't get any pictures at 1:30 am, 2:45 am, 3:50 am, or 5 am when Jack kept waking up because he felt so bad.  It was a long night.

9:30 am
sick baby, sick Mommy

10:30 am
coffee and catalogs

11:30 am

12:30 pm
we spent one night at Roger and Liz's and this is how much crap we brought
you never travel light with a baby

1:30 pm
home, sweet home

2:30 pm
leaky bathroom ceiling

3:30 pm
family trip to Home Depot

4:30 pm
starting dinner

5:30 pm
getting lost on the Internet

6:30 pm
cabbage, carrots, and potatoes

7:30 pm
Spot enjoying the catnip from last week

8:30 pm
annual New Year's Day meal
corned beef, cabbage, black-eyed peas, carrots, & potatoes

9:30 pm
somebody hates taking medicine

10:30 pm
Apocalypse Now

I made it about 15 minutes into the movie before I passed out from exhaustion.  No pics of Jack's midnight, 1:15 am, 2:30 am, 3 am, 3:30 am, 4:45 am, or 5:30 am wakings.  Poor baby.  I wish there was more I could do for him.

8:30 am
finally sleeping

This definitely isn't how I would've wanted to ring in the new year, but a rocky beginning to the year doesn't have to mean the whole year is going to be crap.  Being sick is one thing, but the leaky ceiling is another.  I really want to gut that bathroom down to the studs and start all over, but I want to do that in our time and on our budget.  We'll see how that all works out.

How was your new year?  Better than mine, I hope!


  1. I agree; there are too many variables and "what if" scenarios to travel light with a baby. I think the only thing that keeps me from the New Year's Day meal is the cabbage (I hate it with a passion) and black-eyed peas. In all fairness, I've never had black-eyed peas, but I've smelled them and they didn't smell yummy. But I always tell my sons to try it before writing it off...time to take my own advice?

  2. The cabbage and the black-eyed peas are the only part of that meal that are for the new year. They represent wealth and luck. I always pair them with the corned beef because I think they make a good pairing. It's definitely one of my favorite meals of the year; I don't mind eating it at all!


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