Hey beautiful blog readers.
I'm sorry, I don't know what's with me, I just am not back in a blogging routine. At all. The dengue threw me off, and though I've been basically recovered for a while, I just haven't gotten the blogging taken care of...
A lot of that has to do with the fact that I've been really behind on housework. For the week and a half that I was down with dengue, barely able to move, Ryan didn't really do anything. So when the fever went away I had about a dozen loads of laundry, a sink full of dishes, and just messes everywhere... and pretty much no energy. Also, Ryan doesn't really cook, so while he'd been doing enough we were surviving, the stuff in the fridge had gone bad and we were both eager for me to cook again. So the first day I felt somewhat better all I did was cook and clean like enough dishes to cook and eat off of.
The next day I did more, I forget what exactly, but I remember keeping busy. Laundry I think, Ryan had totally run out of underwear, and like straightening up. But nothing got deep cleaned and with having to cook taking up my energy, I barely got anywhere. Despite that, I'd over done it, and was barely able to do anything the next day.
It basically went like that... I'd get stuff done for a day or two, then I'd crash again. I didn't really get the house clean, like fully, until this past Saturday. Even then there were still dishes in the sink, though they were new dishes. That's the thing about dishes and laundry; if you get really behind it's so hard to catch up because if you don't get 100% caught up, you're still creating a new amount to clean by daily living.
Actually I'm also still not caught up on laundry, but that's mainly weather related. I don't have a dryer, so I have to have clear skies for enough hours to get the laundry dry, and I did three loads successfully.. but that third load kept getting rained on. It rained, just a drizzle, like every four hours for three or four days. And of course, three or four days of not being naked meant that I had another load or two that piled up in that time, so we're just scraping by on laundry.
So my energy has been more focused on domestic affairs than blogging. I'm still not sure if I'm 100% from the dengue, I do tire easily, but it might just be being out of the habit of getting a lot done, so it seems more draining? Probably it's the dengue. It can mess with your energy for up to three weeks after your fever stops, and it's not quite three weeks yet, though just a few more days.
It's not just been domestic affairs, I also have been atrociously lonely. When I was sick I only saw the doctors/phlebotemists, Ryan, and his parents. So I was so lonely I could cry... actually, I did cry... by the time I got well. I'm an extravert, so I get energy from being around people. Since I've moved to India, I've rarely had my extravert batteries fully charged, I don't have much of a social life, but after the dengue they were running on empty. So I've been trying to see people, talking on the phone, or being glued to the chat feature on facebook, which is my most reliable but least satisfying form of social interaction available to me. We all know the time suck facebook is!
And the last reason I've not really been blogging is that I have been trying to be more active. My mind had been on the housework, social life, and working out or counting calories. The dengue put a fire under me about my health, I guess, combined with the exciting news that Lydia had bought her plane tickets, so I have like a concrete goal to work towards with my weight loss. She'll be the first person from home to see the changes!
I'm not telling you all this to announce you won't see me though. I'm telling you all this to say this is why I have sort of taken a vacation from blogging... but now I'm back. I promise. I will blog again tomorrow and this time it won't be on why I'm not blogging! Haha.