2008…the year I bring it on.
January 1, 2008 | blogger birthday bonanza!,holidays,Jojo,Me,Mr. Squirrel
Why hello. And Happy New Year! Whoopppeeeeeee! Did everyone party like the Squirrel family did? Let’s review our New Year’s Eve:
Mr. Squirrel took the day off, which was good because we awoke to this:
The menfolk headed out to clear the VERY heavy 10 inches of snow…and Mr. Squirrel bragged to everyone he saw how Jojo actually DID help clear the snow (with lots of grunting). Also, our little helper knows his limitations. When too cumbersome, he requested his mittens off. When too cold, he requested mittens on. And, finally, when the chill was too much, he requested hot cocoa:
After they cleared the driveway and cocoa was consumed, and after some more playing with cars, trains and trucks, Jojo hit the big boy bed for a nap as soon as the babysitter arrived. Even though Mr. Squirrel took the day off, I still had to work, and Mr. Squirrel needed to run errands and take the car (my car, which he now drives) to get serviced, as it was way overdue for an oil change and has been feeling not so stable (in my opinion…it’s my car afterall… I drove it from 21 to over 135k miles).
While I chucked down a Crunchwrap Supreme in the minivan (cuz I’m classy), Mr. Squirrel wandered into the Toyota service center only to learn that my baby (my other other baby, the red Corolla) has been deemed (gasp) “unsafe to drive” and will “fail inspection…” in fact, the inspection is overdue. Bah! What? My BAYYYYBBBEEEEEEEE! So Mr. Squirrel drove it home (I know you see the irony (and safety violation) there, right?). We’ll bring it back on Friday to get all patched up. In the meantime, shit.
I headed off to work while Mr. Squirrel defied death in the Deathmobile. And apparently, back at the homestead, Lil’ Jojo busied himself during his nap with conversations about cars, trucks and backpacks… and finally, he fell asleep a couple of hours after we put him down, only to awaken at 4:30. Glad we pay the babysitter $40 for all of that bookreading she did. Yeah. So.
What did I do during this time? Oh yes, you can catch up on my productive workday here.
When I finally got home, it was time for our Squirrel Family New Year’s Eve dinner which, I’m happy to report, will be a tradition here on out, cuz we do love us some fondue:
We then commenced with more playing with cars and trucks and trains, then went upstairs for a Very Bubbly Bath. After some books and arranging three binkies for Jojo, he hit the sack and Mr. Squirrel and I got down to bizniz being anti-social lame-os…watching football (him) and farting around on the computer (me). Honestly. We’re lame. Then we tried to stay up to watch that jackelope try to jump the football field on his motorcycle but fell asleep.
Needless to say, we watched the video of the successful motorcycle jump this morning on YouTube…and now I fear Jojo wants a motorcycle. Yikes.
Please note: sometime in 2008 I plan on getting my blog back together and fixing the ol’ sidebar mishap of 2007 (where I must have deleted it in a hormone induced mindf*ck). If anyone would like to help me with that, I’ll pay ya. I’m looking at you and you, cuz you’re talented, but I also realize: um, you have lives that don’t (for now) include doing my bidding…all in good time, my minions… all in good time.
Because as you see from my title, this is theeee year Mrs. Squirrel brings it. It’s my year. The year of the rat. The year of Cletus McFetus comin’ out and showing us all his in-utero learned martial art moves. The year Jojo becomes a big brother and, with help from the stars, starts poopin’ in the potty. The year he attends preschool (if I get my act together plus ACK!). The year Mr. Squirrel travels a buttload…even before the baby comes (like to England in 2 weeks!). The year I stop buying new books to sit on the shelves. The year I order a new printer (done! just now!). The year I finish Jojo’s baby book? Well, let’s not go overboard here. But for sure, the year I pull all of my hair out (no, not because of the bad haircut I got while home) because HI. I WILL HAVE TWO BOYS.
Other people bringing it? How about Britt? I heart Britt’s blog title and her writing. Plus her sassy spirit. It’s her bday– go over and show her some of that bday love!