Friday, January 13, 2006

The new year has not proven to be especially kind to my household. My first day back at work, I got nabbed with a speeding ticket after driving above 40mph on a mile-long bridge where I was the only driver. Menace to society, I am. Then, this week, we had to put our almost 15-year old orange tabby down and it has left a gaping hole in my heart. She was my first "baby" and the pet I have owned longer than any other in my entire life. She has been our companion for most of our adult life, and with us for our entire relationship as a couple. So, this was a tough goodbye.

I'm working my ass off preparing for two global conferences - one in Los Angeles, one in Cape Town, both of which I am attending. Every January through March is "don't talk to me, I'm liable to freak out at any moment" season where I work. We moved to a new building, so on top of the normal conference prep, there was a lot of packing/unpacking to deal with.

We're having some challenges with Judah this week. Every day, he has been hysterical at school drop-off. I have asked him if he can use his words to tell me why he doesn't want to go, but he just says over and over, "I don't want to go to school" while tears pour down his face and his whole body shakes with sobs. He is also putting up roadblocks on potty training so we're going to back off for a while on that.

On the bright side, I'm nearly finished knitting my first pair of socks. They are dark gray, wool/mohair blend and full of toasty wonderfulness.