I've been in a bit of a funk lately. My mind hasn't been in blogging mode - which is okay because nothing has been happening anyway. I was blaming my blech mood on my still-yucky-post-baby-body, and starting to get really down on myself. I'm not one of those people that bounce back quickly with my weight. Even though I don't gain a ton while pregnant, I still hold on to a few extra pounds for months. As a general rule, my body likes to be back to normal one month before I get pregnant again...not a good cycle. However, new light has been shed on my miserable state. Apparently it's not all hormones - it's (wait for it....) Mononucleosis. Yep, somehow I managed to NOT get Mono in high school (the ideal time for laziness and missing school) but when I'm tied up with three kids, a husband who's always gone, and the ONLY week I'm traveling for the next seven months. JUST. MY. LUCK.
There is ONE positive thing about this so-called-Mono. Apparently, I'm not allowed to exercise with this virus because it tends to enlarge the spleen. It may sound backwards, but at least while feeling like crap I can make excuses for the still-yucky-post-baby-body that I am so frustrated with. I can think things like, "It's okay that you look like this; you have mono and there's REALLY nothing you can do." Then I'll satisfy my angst with, "You'd look great if you didn't have mono. You'd have the energy to exercise EVERY day."
With this new revelation, I no longer feel guilty about my absence in the blogging world. And ask that anyone that follows this blog (and yes, I mean both of you) will forgive me for leaving you out of my daily grind. I promise to start again soon.
I ask that in lieu of flowers and donations, you send me comments filled with links of great online shopping. I heart online window shopping.