Down And Out

So, as you have likely noticed, the blog has been somewhat sparse for the last few days.

On Thursday, I had a wonderful celebration for my birthday with my entire family (and a really neat post here on the blog -- she even set up a Blogger account so that she can add her opinion here once in a while). On Friday, TPW and I were supposed to get a date. The plan was to leave work a couple of minutes early and sprint to our local cinemaplex to utilize our advance tickets for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I.

Alas, t'was not meant to be...

I woke up on Friday morning and could barely walk around without feeling like I was going to launch my cookies on the area rug. I called in sick to work, and spent the better part of the next 24 hours on my couch. The stomach virus attacked.

Since then, I have started to feel a bit better -- but I still have moments of nausea. I'm at work today, but I still feel pretty crapola.

Unfortunately, this feels like an endless cycle of sickness. For the past two weeks, my kids have passed this crap back-and-forth between them, I got it on Thursday night/Friday and my parents spent their weekend feeling downright sh*tty as well.

The only person who has remained relatively unscathed in this mess has been TPW. The irony, of course, is that she wants to get sick. She wants to get it over with -- seeing as how Thanksgiving is in three days. She does not want to feel icky on one of only a couple of days each year that we are encouraged to over-indulge. That. Would. Suck.

So, if posting continues to be sporadic today, you now know why. I have a few things that I want to cover, and I also wanted to highlight a nifty-new image effect that I've tweaked on the site, so maybe I'll get to a couple of things today. If not, I'll get to 'em tomorrow. Or Wednesday. We'll see.

Either way, thanks for listening reading. Happy Monday to you.