life is a roller coaster
Well thank you all again for the lovely birthday wishes! I think birthdays are something to be celebrated and I was glad to be able to share my day with you.
That said, I have to emphasize that my life is not always sunshine and fancy desserts and pretty pictures. That's right, my blog is an optical illusion. Fancy that! My blog is a PART of me, that's for sure, but it's not ALL of me. Not by a long shot. Those of you who know me well (and there really aren't that many of you) know what I mean.
Lurking off to the side of those pretty pictures you'll find the very same existential angst and nagging self-doubt (and not just because of the undone dishes and the unfolded laundry!) that y'all have over at your place. But of course you're still all invited to come over for cake next year.
So yes, life has its ups and downs. Let's start with the weather. Friday was gorgeous most of the day with a couple of showers in the afternoon. During the night the rain started and I don't think it has let up since. Basements were flooded (not ours, we duct taped the door closed!), tree branches came crashing down and people were actually hit by lighting. Yikes.
And I had my own thunderstorm going on in my head. After dealing with a couple of annoying long-term health problems over the past few weeks and finally starting to feel a bit better, I woke up on Monday morning with a wicked case of vertigo. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo to be exact. If you've ever had this, and I've read about a couple of bloggers who have, you'll know how very unpleasant it can be. I've been doing the recommended exercises and am much better today, but yesterday all I had to do was turn my head to the right or look down, and the Tilt-a-Whirl would start. It was like "Stop the world, I want to get off!" Not much fun for someone who is already prone to dizziness and nausea and never liked amusement parks much anyway. Mr M had yesterday off and my little monkeys have a school holiday today so they're watching out for me just in case I do tip over.
But life goes on and this too shall pass. And if I can type, it means I'm still alive, right?