NaBloPoMo 2011, the Plague and Snowtober

Today I realized that I missed the first day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), a challenge to write a blog post every day for a month. Now, if I had any sense, I’d just keep on walking because I am oh-so-bad at doing anything for 30 days in a row. Ahem. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of sense. Plus, it’s been a ghost town around here for the past two months.

First came, my new family tech blog. It took a lot of effort to get it set up and build up some content. By the way, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, please do.

Anyway, just as I was feeling good about Quirky Tech and was starting to return some focus here, the plague hit. Lady Bug had it first and spent two or more weeks coughing up a storm. It didn’t seem to bother her at all, so we didn’t think much of it. Until I got it. It started innocently enough with symptoms that felt like a cold. Only a really exhausting cold. I dragged around for a week feeling like a complete wuss, but unable to do much of anything requiring a brain. Then the sore throat and coughing started. This isn’t unusual for me, so once again, I just brushed it off. But it didn’t go away. In fact, it got worse and worse til I felt like I couldn’t breathe properly and that I might just die if I coughed just one more time. Turned out I had asthmatic bronchitis. You’d think that a round of antibiotics paired with an inhaler, cough medicine with codeine, and prednisone would do the trick, but not so much. In fact, I’m still coughing nearly 6 weeks later. Joy.

In the midst of all of this, Big Guy turned 40 and I hosted a large party for him and Bug, while also anticipating a friend party for Bug at the end of the month.

And just when I thought I was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Snowtober hit. You probably heard about it – a freak snowstorm two days before Halloween that took down tree branches and power lines and left some ridiculous number of people – us included – without any power. That happened on Bug’s 6th birthday and I’m pretty sure it was Big Guy’s fault. Not a week earlier, he had told Bug that it NEVER snows in October. And, while that is historically true in our area (a noted four occasions of measurable snow in October in recorded history), it was obviously NOT true this year. Two days without power. Yippee!

That brings us to day 2 of NaBloPoMo and why I’m going to take the plunge. This little old blog could use some love, so I’m going to hunker down and try to focus. And, yeah, I’m a day late. Sue me. It was a rough month. Or two. Here’s to a month without the plague, snow, power losses, birthday parties, and Halloween! And again to a month full of fabulous blog posts…

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