I just wanted to say that I haven’t abandoned the blog, I’ve just been sick. I’ve promised myself that I’ll get the flu shot next year and every year thereafter because NEVER AGAIN! I can’t even remember how many times I’ve gotten sick this winter, and I can’t go through this again. I usually get pretty seriously ill about once a year, partly because I tend to not take care of myself especially if there are other, more pressing demands (children, school, work) and partly because my immune system sucks and it hates me. Last year, I ended up in the ER from dehydration after a particularly intense bout of stomach flu. This year, I’ve managed to stay out of range of medical professionals, but I can’t seem to shake these 4 or 5 day colds and flu. I’ll get sick for about a week, spend another week with lingering congestion or a cough, and then – if I’m lucky – have another week of blessed health during which I go around telling everyone how GREAT I feel and how WONDERFUL it is to be healthy again, and then I’ll promptly get knocked down with something else by the end of the week.
It so seriously sucks, but by next week hopefully I’ll be up and running again.