IT HAS BEEN SO LONG!
I have several semi-valid reasons for my long blog hiatus, which you can feel free to accept or decline depending on your level of graciousness today. But really, it’s only blogging. The world is definitely still running despite my failure to blither about my life for the past month (give or take three months). Today, however, I feel that although it is indeed “only blogging,” it’s still fun for me. So I’ll start up again, I guess.
So why the hiatus? Well, I was planning a wedding – my own, actually – which was terrible, then I got actually married, which was awesome, and then I promptly came down with mononucleosis, which was terrible.
I now have a pretty strong suspicion that if I had not had little mono viruses cooking in my body for the last several months of wedding planning, the process would have actually been 90% fun, which is probably as good as one can expect. And 90% fun probably would have prompted some cute blog posts about wedding plans and clothes or whatever. As it was, my poor mother had to do most of the planning because I just couldn’t do it most of the time. Was it the pressure of creating a Pinterest-perfect day? Was it my lack of event-planning skills? My overwhelming hatred of making decisions? The answer is probably yes to all of those, and the result was a strange 10 months of crazy stress paired with excited anticipation of a day I’d been waiting for for 3 years. The day turned out fantastically gorgeous, not because of my awesome wedding skillz but a) the huge heaps of love we had all around us and b) the huge heaps of help that we were offered at every turn and c) my mom who is a wedding CONQUEROR.
Now that it’s done, marriage is fantastic. But was I going to blog on my honeymoon? Psh no. And, just for the record, I’ve been married for a bit less than 3 months, so please look elsewhere for any posts that contain marriage advice. Kind of a newbie here. I am, however, enjoying it immensely.
Annnd the mono. When viruses take over your body like the tiny gross alien invaders they are, they apparently make you more tired than you’ve ever felt in your entire 26 years of life and give you a headache that lasts for
decades a month. You also get too stupid and groggy to drive or walk to the next room or say sentences, so your poor husband ends up propelling you through the day and feeding you and making sure you shower every 4 days or so. Suffice it to say that blogging was not a priority at that point.
While I was in the throes of illness, however, I did try to come out of my extremely grouchy and self-pitying mood and make a list of positive things about being houseridden. In the end, I only came up with two things, and one is only relevant because of my mono season coinciding with the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. But two is better than zero.
Benefits of Being Sick and Houseridden
#1. You get to forget that holiday conditions at malls exist, and for once in your life, shopping online for your loved ones becomes perfectly acceptable in your mind and not at all cold or heartless as it has in years past.
#2. You stick to your budget really well, because you never drive past a Target and therefore your money stays in your bank account where it belongs which is doubly good since you haven’t made any income in a month.
Other than those two, I got nothing for ya. It’s wonderful to feel almost like my old self again, and quite sobering to realize how much I take my health and mobility for granted every day. Here’s to working my job, cleaning the house, and driving around like a healthy person! Oh, and blithering about it on the internet. Get pumped!