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8:45 PM: Happy New Year! The girls went back to school and day care today, and it's a holiday for my company but I worked anyhow (having taken a week and half off, I have lots of catching up to do). Randall got ready to go on his trip tomorrow (he comes home on Saturday). I think it will be good for him to get away--he doesn't get to travel on his own as much as he used to. Sophie is a little crabbier than normal because of the steroids, but it isn't too bad, and we can usually curtail any hysterics by distracting her away from whatever she wants but can't have. Tonight while Randall took Elisabeth to dance class, I gave Sophie a bath and then we changed her dressing on our own. She cried all the way through it, but we managed without help. Randall and I are both coming down with colds (sinus congestion for Randall, cough and congestion for me). It's been a while since I have been sick, so I can't complain too much. Randall can complain though--my coughing kept him up last night, and he ended up sleeping on the sofa. When I quieted down, he tried to come back to bed only to find that Sophie had taken his place, so he slept in her bed.