I’m behind. SO behind. With three small kids, feeling behind just comes with the territory, but I’m generally SOMEWHAT on top of things. The past few weeks have kicked my butt though. There are some pretty major things that have gone on in my personal life and with my friends and family lately that aren’t blog appropriate, but I’ll just say it’s been an emotional couple of weeks.
It’s also been a REALLY bad couple of weeks health-wise. Noah had strep for the sixth time since September. We are seeing an ENT this week, but his doctor also sent him for blood work to make sure that there is no underlying immune system issue. Everything came back normal, but waiting for those results was a little scary. The blood draw was also terrible. Noah has had a needle phobia since he was in the hospital for Kawasaki Disease in July 2010.
While they didn’t end up with strep, Zoe and Colin got sick, too. Fevers, runny noses, sore throats, coughs – the works. Then Christian got it, and now I have it. Christian had a little bit of a Barry White voice when he had it, but I have full-blown laryngitis. I have only been able to whisper since Saturday, which is challenging with three children and having a job (I have to give a presentation to our board Wednesday. That should be fun.) Today I forgot and went through a drive thru for lunch. It didn’t work out so well.
On top of all of that, I my doctor changed my medication about three weeks ago, and it did NOT go well. I have been having dizzy spells that became so bad I was not functional. Eventually I started feeling my brain “zap” and then I would have some involuntary movement or make some sound that I didn’t intend to. Logically, I knew it all coincided with the medication change, but I was so freaked out that I started to think I had a brain tumor or something. I switched back to the other medication three days ago, and I am feeling much better. The dizzy spells aren’t totally gone, but they are happening much less frequently. I’m following up with a specialist in a few weeks.
I have so many blog posts to get to – snow tubing with Noah, Noah’s birthday, Noah’s strep adventures, our Tet/ Chinese New Year celebration, FINALLY finishing the draft post I have about Jason and Hailey’s visit, Zoe and Colin’s school conferences, some very funny things Noah and Zoe have said, the Super Bowl, stuff about Amy, etc, etc, etc.
I’m behind in other areas of my “online life,” too. I have over 400 posts in my Google Reader; I haven’t commented on my friends’ blogs in forever; I have loads of emails to finish; I need to catch up on posts to the Ethica blog; a bazillion people are following me on Pinterest, even though I haven’t logged in since I created the account a couple of weeks ago; and there’s not even a chance in hell I could get through all of my friends’ Facebook posts at this point. If anything major has happened, I’m sorry I missed it. Leave me a comment and tell me about it!