I have been unwell for 16 days now. The kind of unwell that gets you hurrying off to the hospital emergency room not once, but twice, because you think you actually might be in danger of dying. Turns out I'm not dying, thankfully. To the best of their knowledge I have a wicked virus that is now lurking in the joints of my ribs, but I'm left with chest pains, extreme exhaustion and shortness of breath, which the doctor said could last another couple of weeks. None of which are conducive to a really happy or productive life. As a well-known stoic and a busy Mom I've been keeping up the basics - Adeline went out trick-or-treating, she goes to preschool and violin and rhythmic gymnastics, and everybody gets fed, but that's it. Thank goodness my freezer is usually filled with tasty, homemade pop-in-the-oven-and-lay-back-down foods for times like these! Other than those few tasks a day, I'm pretty well on the couch with the heating pad. The house is KNEE-DEEP in toys and cat hair and leaves (where did all the leaves come from?) and Adeline has watched way too much television, but we're surviving. Adeline is a very kind girl and as soon as I lay down she covers me with a blanket, turns on the heating pad and gets me my book and a few of her favourite stuffies to cuddle. I am so incredibly fortunate that my Mom has moved to town. Not only could she take Adeline on a moments notice so I could go off and spend the day at the hospital, but she has just had Adeline at her place for three nights so that I could do nothing but rest.
I WILL be better. Hopefully soon. David has a four day weekend so he's home and taking good care of me for three more days, which makes me so happy, and it means Adeline won't be cooped up here with me and can get outside and play, which she desperately needs.
Just wanted to explain the lack of blogging.