Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What a Year, What a Night

2008 has been quite a year- and a good one at that! I saw this on another blog and copied the idea, it's the first sentence of the first post for each month - amazing to think when the year began I was a law student with a little baby who didn't sleep and got ear infections all the time. I can't say I miss much about those days...

January: The last day of 2007 was a good one.
February: Chicago has received 12 inches of snow in the last 12 hours.
March: At exactly two weeks from today, I will have to have accomplished the following things:
April: Landon is now the proud owner of teeny tiny ear tubes and we have been promised that this will substantially improve, if not end, the ear infections and sleepless nights for all of us.
May: Yesterday was JP's last day of work as an investment banking analyst.
June: We are safe and nearly sound here in Houston.
July: Landon's first birthday is two weeks away, a fact that pretty much blows my mind.
August: This is what I woke up to this morning:
September: We had a lovely cookout with JP's business school friends - a married couple and another male student, all three from India.
October: This is a video from last Sunday night when we shared some quality family time in our backyard :
November: This weekend the Lag Liv house did its part to boost the Austin economy- not that the Austin economy seems to need much of a boost.
December: It's 8:45. I'm at home, but on my firm laptop working on a Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement.

We're throwing a New Year's Eve party tonight and I'm sitting at work hoping that JP is diligently working through the to-do list I left for him (it was his idea to throw the party, so I figure he can do all the prep I normally do). The idea is that I'll walk in the door from work, prepare and lay out the food, get dressed in something sparkly, and then turn around and welcome my guests to my beautiful, clean home with a relaxed smile on my face. Yeah, we'll see. Luckily it's a great group of people (including the Indians from Thanksgiving- I think they're permanently invited over for all holidays), so I'm not too worried. Plus there's champagne involved and I don't have to drive home - hooray!

I worked until nearly 1 a.m. this morning on my litigation doc review project, and at precisely 12:48 a.m. I hit a button that deleted all the work I had done over the previous three hours. It was a very, very sad moment and there may or may not have been some colorful curse words directed at the computer and then I may or may not have immediately woken up JP to tell him my tale of woe. And when he dragged me into a spoon (while still in my clothes and shoes and very much not ready for bed) and whispered "night night," I may or may not have yelled at him for not waking up and displaying an appropriate amount of sympathy. And when he continued to sleep through my lecture, I gave up and stalked around the kitchen until I could calm down enough to sleep- two hours beore Landon woke up for the first time (he's been congested and waking up every hour from 3-6 a.m.). Good times. I called the software's tech support this morning and much of my work was restored, so not all (though still some) was lost.

I've finished my lunch (a relatively unappetizing chicken salad and crackers, at least the diet coke was good) and need to get back to work so I'll have time to survey JP's party prep before our guests do. I wish you all a safe and fun New Year's Eve!


  1. "night night," -- i could so see my husband saying that!

    if i left my husband with a detailed list, he'd call me every 2 minutes in a state of confusion, lol.

  2. That was a very sad story. I hope you didn't have to do too much to get back to where you were.

    Have a great time tonight.

  3. Happy New Year!
    I'm stealing that first-sentence idea too. It's amazing how yours summed up your year pretty well.

  4. I like your "year in review." I did a nine-year-in-review, but was really just trying to convince my readers what a cool person I am.