I spent most of the day and evening on the couch yesterday, ringing in the New Year like all people should: with a severe sinus infection and in no mood to move. The day wasn’t bad, though: I’m lucky to have a husband and kids who are very kind to me when I don’t feel well. This is partially due to the fact that they are just great guys, but also because I rarely stop moving–ever–and when I keep my butt on the couch they know that I really, really don’t feel well. (I even went to the doctor in the morning: another indication of my state)

Immediately upon returning from the doctor’s office I put on my favorite loungewear: my jammie pants and my Avenue Q t-shirt:


The twelve-year-old has a great laugh whenever I wear this shirt, because it is so NOT me, but I love it. It brings back great memories of a great show Julie and I took in last fall in NYC. Here’s the cast performing on the Tony Awards. Do not be fooled: just because there is puppetry does not mean it’s for viewing in the vicinity of kids…or your boss. That’s your warning!

By the way, those of you in Chicagoland can see Avenue Q for yourself in all its naked puppet glory when their tour (YAY!) hits the Cadillac Palace Theater from May 21 through June 7. Julie and I will be there, for sure!

2007 was a great one for me and my family for many reasons (No, it does not suck to be me!) and we’re looking forward to what 2008 has in store for us. I wish all of you great things in the year ahead as well! Happy New Year!