I know that blogging is a voluntary activity, and no explanation is really necessary when one is unable to "be present" on her own blogsite.
I have recently realized, however, that I am almost certainly in the middle of a flare-up of Hashimoto's Disease. (Hashimoto's is an auto-immune thyroid disease.) As much as I would like to push it away or pretend that it is not a part of my life, it is. I am just hopeful that by eating well, exercising properly and resting when I can, I will be able to stuff it back in the basket, tape the lid on tight, and shove it back into some deep, dark place under the bed of my life. :)
On top of that, I have the flu.
I scarcely have the energy for anything extra in the immediate. I have not even found the extra energy to respond well to blog comments - let alone letters that come my way. I am sorry about that and am hopeful that all will be better soon. I seem to have lost the ability to multi-task; and multi-tasking is imperative for mothers.
Hashimotos means (for me) sore joints, thick and fuzzy thinking, headaches, heart palpitations, and fatigue. I struggle to handle my responsibilities in daily life. I do not like to take medication. The medication my doctor has given me before has the unfortunate effect of making me tired and of slowing everything down. That, um....seems counter-productive, since those are two of the symptoms of the disease to begin with.
I just wanted to take a moment to explain, in case anyone is wondering where I am or why I am so slow to respond. Hopefully, I'll kick this thing back into remission and be back on top of my game soon. :)
I appreciate each one of you who stops by. Thank you for taking the time to say hello. :)