Still Here

I just wanted to let the blogging world know that we're still alive. We've just not been functioning at full throttle like we usually do because Chloe is NOT sleeping, which leaves Oby and I exhausted and lazy during the day. We barely have enough energy to do the bare minimum: shower, work, eat, and play Angry Birds. So that doesn't leave much time for taking pictures of Chloe doing cute things and then blogging about it. We believe when the weather is crazy like it has been lately that it causes her brain to go a little haywire (her neurologist says it has something to do with barometric pressure change? I dunno). She's not having actual seizures, but just seizure-like activity. Anyway, we've upped her meds a titch and are crossing our fingers that all will be back to "normal" in no time.

Oh, I forgot that I did take a picture the other morning because a) I loved Chloe's sweater and wanted to document how adorable she looked in it; and b) Chloe was in an extra happy, giggly, sweet, funny mood that morning because she was so excited to go to school and I wanted to remember everything about that moment. The lighting was terrible and my camera is lame, but I think you get the idea.

Also I wanted to let my blogging peeps know that I am checking all your blogs every time you update, even though I'm not leaving comments much these days. I've been using Google Reader ever since I got my smart phone a couple weeks ago because it is a much easier and more efficient way to keep up with everyone's blogs while I'm at work. (I need to clarify, in case my boss is reading, that I'm checking those blogs while I'm on a "fifteen minute" break! lol) But either I can't leave comments while I'm on Google Reader or I'm too tired and/or incompetent to figure out how to do it. So if you're a Google Reader extraordinaire, please leave a comment and let me know what the deal is.

Also, I wanted to share something with you, my blogging friends, because you're awesome AND because I'M awesome. lol! Also I'm delirious while I'm typing this, can you tell? ANYWAY.... I made a recipe book for my mom and mother-in-law for Christmas. I think the recipes are pretty darn fantastic and the recipe cards are pretty darn cute. So I uploaded them to share with whoever might want to have some new recipes. 90% of the recipes are tried and true favorites of mine, my mom's or my mother-in-law's. The other 10% are some that sound like they would be really super delicious so I decided to include them. Anywho, click the link below if you want to check them out.

Tantalize Your Taste Buds By Clicking Here

(My top 3 main dishes to try first:
Creamy Chicken Taquitos, Chili Verde & French Dip
The dessert to give a whirl is Dump Cake. SO yummy!)

That's it for now. Pray that sleep and sanity come my way soon! Maybe when I'm less tired, I'll have the energy to share some things that have happened this week while I've been so out of it from utter exhaustion. A few hints of what's to come: "It's all jammed up!" centaurs, a fun game that I "suck" at, and.... what I'd like to call the morning I got pulled over for doing about 100 things wrong, then my secrets to getting out of a ticket, then being rescued by the same cop 5 minutes later when I locked my keys in the car. Oh, this is good stuff for anyone who may want to mock me for years to come. But I love a cliffhanger, so I'm off. Peace out world.

p.s. Listen to the song that's playing because I think it's kinda fantastic. Because let's be honest -- I have fantastic taste in two things: music and men. Also I love the word fantastic lately, but not as much as I love Angry Birds. The end.


jocalyn said...

glad to know you're all ok.

and you make me laugh!

ady said...

Ahh! You're too funny. Can't wait for the "rest of the story..."

Oh, and I'm totally with you on the lack of commenting thing... I like to bloggy-check from my IPAD while on the go, and it's soooo too obnoxious to type on!

And thanks for the recipes! :)

April said...

You make me laugh!! I'm with you on the sleep thing-- Caleb's been a little off lately too :) Love you a WHOLE bunch!! :)

Colleen said...

oh the whole sleep deprivation thing really stinks! We have gone through so many phases of this with Kennedy. We too have issues with seizure like activity, and there are so many times that either because of nuero issues or just the change in meds that we have had to deal with Kennedy not sleeping at night. We have been dealing with this through the holidays. For the past week started Kennedy on melatonin again and it seems to be helping a lot! Might be a suggestion to talk to your doctor about for Chloe. I know how hard it is on our little ones, and ourselves when we are not getting sleep.

and on a side note...I love that sweater on Chloe...IS it from Target? It looks just like the one I loved from there that I bought for my friends 3 year old for her bday! I wish they had Kennedys size.

I will be thinking of you and sending some prayers for Chloe that she is her happy self so soon!

Mel said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that things get back to normal for you quickly!

Thank you for the nice things that you have said to me. They have helped me to feel better and loved. It's really hard to go through crap when you are so far away from "home." (((hugs)))

Shelly said...

I love you, Tara! And your sleepy tirades are the best.

I do hope you get some sleep soon (and of course Chloe and Oby do too!) and that things are nicer for you soon.

Kristina said...

I love the upbeat, happy tone to this post!

And, I agree, google reader and the iPad need to figure out a way to let us leave comments!!!!!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Good to get an update, and I hope they're not seizures, that's one thing we haven't had to deal with thank goodness x

Typed on Smiley's iPad via Google Reader

Angela said...

good to know you guys are okay..was starting to worry.

Hope sleepy time returns to your home soon