The only computer I've really sat in front of for the last SEVERAL months is my work laptop. This world-wide-web thing is crazy! I had a bazillion Facebook requests... so sorry if you sent me something and I never responded. Except for the announcements that I was "bought". Jerks! Who do you think you are.
Anyway, back to me. :)
I've been wondering what I should write about. Should I catch people up on the Boring Life of Hannah Ingram, or should I simply write as if this were an electronic diary... that tons of strangers and other nice people can read?
I've decided to try and explain why I've fallen of the radar and I think deep down this blog is my way of hoping I am up on that radar again and ready to...
Around June of 2007 (maybe before) I started feeling incredibly fatigued. I thought I was simply not getting enough sleep (and anyone who knows me KNOWS I love my sleep.) Long story short (that's for you Dimples ;)) I have EBV (Epstein Barr Virus). From what I've learned, EBV is an escalated mono. My body seems to believe I've had mono before and can't fight off the "virus" quickly, a second time. The "virus" has grown fangs and horns and is firey hot with... ANGER. :) More simply put, EBV is a nasty case of fatigue that has been kicking my can for too long.
So, how does one get rid of EBV? I'm so glad you asked. In my case I'm to get 8-10 hours of sleep a day. (10 when my "numbers" were off the charts and rising.) And, that's about it. Super easy, right? Well, I never do anything the easy way. Along with my EBV came a case of insomnia. Surprisingly the one thing my body needs I have a hard time getting. BUT, I have a great Dr., Sam (Wilson), who is taking good care of me. I take my pills and vitamins to wake up and be alert at work and then I take my sleep aids to get to sleep. It's not all that bad.
Surprisingly I have learned to live with my friend EBV. I have missed out on a lot of parties and movie nights and parties and stuff. But, Dimples, Sam, and I are pretty positive I can put EBV in remission and I can get back to "normal". I also bought some HappyLites (brand name, can't make that up), basically sun lamps to help my body build all the good hormones and stuff I need. I've only had them for a week but I LOVE them! I feel more awake during the day and can concentrate so much better. I'm really hoping this is not beginners luck!!!
My bedtime approaches 8:30... 9:30 if I'm brave. Any later and Dimples scolds me ;), that's why I love you babe!!! So nightie-night!!!
I've decided I will hereafter refer to my sweetheart as Dimples. I am sure he would prefer JeepCruzer because he is of the rugged manly-man sort. However, to me he is my gentle, kind, tenderhearted, protective, dimpled sweetheart. I also will refer to our 5-year-old princess as the Giggly Girl. I was inspired to call her that tonight because her giggles were so infectious that she and I giggled a long time tonight.
Miss Giggles had asked to call her Auntie Lulu (so nicknamed by Miss Giggles, but that is a story all it's own) and then proceeded to ask for a sleepover and $20. She was too funny. She told Lulu that she would clean her (Lulu's) room for $20. When Lulu told her she wouldn't know where to put everything, Miss Giggles told Lulu she would just push all of her things under the bed. Done and Done. $20 please!
All that's left is Curls. That's me! I like to go by hannaH. That way no one knows my real name (unless they can read backwards).
Anyway, Dimples is home now and it is WAY past my bedtime. Nightie-Night! ...hannaH
My husband has been blogging for years and I have relied on him to keep family and friends up-to-date on our family. I'm not promising I will post regularly, but my intentions are good and I hope to keep all of you up on me... and Dimples and the Giggly Girl.