Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Not What It Looks Like

Is it big, round, jiggly and white?  And you think it's my derriere?  Okay.  It is what it looks like.  But, I'm not talking about that.  I'm talking about my blogging absence.

I haven't thrown in the towel, given up, called my fitness journey kaput, nor drowned my sorrows in mind-numbing sugar-comas.

I'm fine.

Sort of.

I mentioned last time that I've been extremely physically busy working on the old house my parents bought as well as the landscaping work in my yard.  People were beginning to comment on my toning and slimming.

Then I got stung by a yellow jacket.

Not this one:

This one:

I never saw it coming.  I just walked into my neighbor's backyard and was stung on the leg.  Four days later I developed cellulitis, and it spread rapidly.  I was given  two antibiotic shots, a Rx for more antibiotics, had my leg wrapped and was told to stay off of it and keep the leg elevated.

"Yay!  Blog time!!"

Nope.  No computer.  (Dell is replacing our lemon, and it will arrive in a couple of weeks).

Leg was on the mend.  I got active, again.  I now have antibiotic-induced colitis.  And I got the 24+ hour flu (unless that is part of the colitis) -- fever, nausea, chills, sweats, chills, sweats, yuks.  Major headache.  Oh, and the lethargy --  I didn't want to move, much less blog, even if I had a computer.

I'm better but still low on energy.  So, here's my little moment to post (our other broken computer -- Danny's travel/work-computer --  was fixed this afternoon).  

Thank you to the blog-angels that have checked up on me.  That means SO much.  I hope to have more computer time soon to see how all of you are doing.  You're in my thoughts.

You know what?  I haven't binged.  My choices haven't always been wise, but I haven't binged.  I wonder if it has anything to do with my contentment and enjoyment of my projects and physical exertion.

Well, I have no clever way to close this.

The end.


  1. Whew! It's good to hear from you, though I wish your life weren't quite that dramatic. But I'm glad it wasn't a case of Alien Abduction.

  2. I was abducted by an alien -- at least until he got his citizenship. ;-)

  3. Wow, you've certainly been through a lot lately! Geez! I'm glad you're doing better now and I'm glad to have you back! ( : And I just love the cartoon!

  4. As I scrolled down to comment I saw your comment about being abducted by alien...too was I...until he got citizenship 6 years ago. LOL

    You know not bingeing is about the only thing I'm proud of this week, so you're not alone on that one.

    Hope you feel better sorry about all that the yellow jacket caused.

  5. HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gina, be careful & get better. I love that you are keeping active in a way that you like! Just stay away from bees AND antibiotics!

    OMG, that cartoon.. love it!

  6. I have something for you on my blog. Stop by to pick it up!

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  7. Hey Gina, when you get a chance, please swing by my blog. I have something for you there, too. ( :