So I'm back in the saddle again, metaphorically that is. Last time you heard from me I was sick and promised to blog again when I felt better. Well, I do feel better, but I am by no means 100%. This has been a long and nasty illness. I think I've had influenza although I haven't officially been diagnosed with anything. I was in bed for three days straight with fevers and chills, and then I had the nastiest runny nose and cough you ever did run into. And I've been E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D. Wow, am I not kidding. I've been sleeping late, going to bed somewhat early and napping in between times. In terms of health, this was the worst Christmas I'd ever had. And in terms of my mental health it was sad. I cried a lot about how awful I was feeling and how I couldn't even enjoy things. (And I'm not sure you even care but in fifty years when I'm looking back on this here blog and wondering why I missed almost two weeks straight of blogging I want to be reminded WHY exactly that happened.) All this to say that I hope all of you had a merrier Christmas than I did.
So yeah, Christmas happened. It's over. I want a do-over but since I'm not likely to get that anytime soon, we'll go on from here. But our good friend, Tash Wiebe, was visiting us today from Edmonton so I'm pretty tired, even though it's only 7:45pm and so I'm going to bed. For anyone who cares I've left our house once (once!) since last Sunday, and that was to go to the library briefly on Thursday night. Tomorrow we're going to go to church (I hope!) so I need to get some energy before then.
And as to the rest of the "new and improved blogging" promised in the title -- Dave and I bought each other a DSLR for Chanukah/Christmas. I was too sick to even pull it out of the box when it arrived a week before Christmas so I told Dave to go ahead and open it on Christmas afternoon while I was napping. We've been having fun taking pictures and I'm looking forward to being able to get even better pictures. Until then -- here are two of my new favourite pictures of my two favourite kids :) I love our new camera!!!