I always know when a cold is coming, and I always ignore the signs, and then I always feel sorry afterwards. This time Z go it first, so we left him at home with the babysitter (courtesy of emergency back-up care - honestly the best work benefit ever). Friday night he had trouble sleeping, and so did I, so Saturday was pretty much spent in bed. We missed out on French class and a birthday party. I slept and slept, and it felt wonderful. Saturday night was not much better, but Z was feeling perky again this morning. so MoBob took him to the Smithsonian's Chinese New Year Festival and I'm at home, feeling somewhat more lucid.
We got a new car! A Honda CR-V. Now we look like all the other families.
Z has improved a lot on potty-training. He's been wearing regular undies for a week now and only had a couple of accidents, at home. It's a real triumph since we've been working on this for over a year now and I was seriously getting worried as he approached his 4th birthday.
Work has been much busier than usual. Because of the federal hiring freeze I've been ask to take on a couple of additional projects, that would normally go to one person (the new position, now on hold). My upcoming travel schedule is firming up too - so far, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, and Madagascar. MB has a short domestic trip at least every other month, and a couple of international trips, so it will be an exciting year logistically. (*sigh*)