Monday, November 9, 2009

The Dog Ate My Blogwork

So yeah…a whole week without blogging. I think it’s been awhile since I’ve done that. But really, it’s not my fault.

I’ve had to spend a lot more time doing other things lately.

Like washing my hands. With all those H1N1 germs floating around, I’ve been much more conscious about lathering up before I touch food or pick leftovers out of my teeth. Takes a lot of spare minutes out of my day.

And my allergies—oh my allergies. After the Muddy Buddy race last weekend, I had the worst allergy attack I’ve ever had in my life. It was miserable. I truly feel for anyone who has to deal with that on a regular basis. Wheezing = sucky. Sneezing every 5-10 minutes = torture. The gigantor pimple I got because the skin around my nose was so dry my sebaceous glands went into overdrive = epic. A huge thank you to Mr. W who let me use his neti pot (now that’s love) in my darkest hour. Anyway, all that noseblowing ate up a lot of my free time.

Then there were the cool Ugandan recycled-paper beads I bought at the Women’s Conference Expo. I just had to use some of my nighttime hours last week to make 6 necklaces out of them.

Some evening hours were also spent counseling a friend who is realizing the importance of finding joy in her everyday life. I was so impressed when I read that fellow blogger, Lesley took a huge leap toward making her work and life more pleasant by quitting a miserable job. I hope my friend can do the same. I know we all have financial obligations, but these are our LIVES. It’s SO not worth it to stay in a job, relationship, or other situation that swallows your happiness from sunrise to sunset. We all deserve to be happy. Every single day.

Speaking of happiness, Mr. Wonderful and I are celebrating our two-year anniversary Wednesday. This means, I’ve also had to spend a lot of time reading old email exchanges we had. Seeing our innocent, flirtatious notes—before I farted on his leg in my sleep; before he’d seen me with ratty hair and morning mascara-raccoon eyes; before I had watched him chase squirrels with the hose in the backyard—it all makes me need to dab my eye.

Dr. Oz is probably the final culprit in my posting procrastination. I record his show every day and feel that expanding my knowledge base to include things like: you shouldn’t hold your poop for more than 3 hours and cats are more likely than dogs to carry MRSA bacteria is way more important than writing about how livid I am that the gay marriage law got repealed in Maine. Or not. I guess I should be writing about important stuff like that…

I’ll go ahead and try to find some more hours in my day(s). But if I come down with Swine Flu, I’m totally blaming the Internet.

8 comments:

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Well, maybe not the whole internet should be at fault. But that mouse? I'd put that mouse high on the suspect list. =)

Hannah said...

I'm sorry to hear about your allergies. If it makes you feel any better mine have been awful too. I think I have had a sinus headache everyother day.along with itchy eyes and sneezing. But the neti pot has saved me. I hope you feel better soon. :)

Wow, that was awkward said...

Why would one hold one's poop at all? That is gross. What do you do with it? Show it to people. Juggle it?

justrun said...

I made seven paper bead bracelets last year. I became a little obsessed, but for such a good cause!

thecoconutdiaries said...

Happy early anniversary! Farts and crusty eyes are just the beginning. You it's true love when he makes that tampax run.

geekhiker said...

Is it really a bad thing when leading a dynamic, interesting life gets in the way of blogging?

Mel Heth said...

Nilsa - Yeah mice always carry germs. Maybe I caught the non-blogging plague!

Hannah - You have a neti pot?! Awe that warms my heart a little.

Wow TWA - Are you one of those guys who has sharting accidents often?

JustRun - Awesome! I didn't know you were a jewelry-maker too!

Coconut - Hahahaha good call!

Geekhiker - Hmm watching Dr. Oz and washing my hands too much doesn't seem too dynamic to me. ;)

Scribe said...

Glad you're back blogging more. I too am looking to find more joy in everyday life, though I haven't quit the sucky-ass job yet. That's next on the list. First on the list is finding a better job!