Friday, January 6, 2012

Still Alive

But not really kicking very hard.

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and a new year have come and gone since last we spoke.

The allergy saga has deepened (thanks everyone for your kind thoughts). Boy #1 has allergies too. Wheat, soy, peanuts, dogs, horses, every seasonal/hay fever thing under the sun. So we are trying to be a wheat/soy/peanut/egg/milk free family right now. Challenging.

Everybody caught a really horrible cold bug around Christmas time. We traveled, visited, and coughed all over family. It was the first time in several years that all my siblings (with accompanying spouses and children) have been together in the same place.

Hubby and I took a kid free trip for Christmas/New Years. Overnight. To Salt Lake City. For fine dining and grown up entertainment. (Nothing of the weird or kinky sort. We went to museums and Temple Square and shopping at a mall.) Without the kids. It was blissful.

Other things are in the works or changing but I don't want to get into it right now. Maybe sometime soon when the mood strikes and things are more settled.

I just wanted to stop in and say thanks. And I appreciate you. And you are all great. And I wish you all the puppies. (Unless puppies aren't your thing. Then it can be book deals. Or something equally awesome.)

What have you been up to?


Myrna Foster said...

Puppies aren't my thing, but thanks anyway.

The trip without kids does sound blissful. Ben and I haven't done that in about 5 years. We are so overdue.

I hope 2012 is a better year for you and for your family.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh, wow, a trip without kids! We haven't been on one of those in a long time, either. I'll probably have to wait at least another year until my baby is weaned.

I can imagine having that many allergies in one house is challenging. I will never complain about meal planning again! Hats off to you, Kayeleen! Hang in there!!

Anonymous said...

Let's see, I've been working hard through January. The day job's been pretty busy, and I've also finished my 3 sample chapters for my new fantasy novel idea, and gotten several lessons finished on Holly Lisle's "How to Revise your novel" course.

Nice to meet you, fellow Ninja!