Thursday, December 29, 2011

Life is a Highway in 2011 - what a ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As my last post (probably) of 2011, I decided to sit down with my laptop, a cup of coffee, and my basket o'pills (yes, I'm still out on medical leave) and join in this week's writing prompt from Mama Kat.

This week's prompt that I chose was to pick a post from my blog from each month of the year, and share about it.  Soooooooo, buckle up buttercups!

January 2011 - Life is a Highway had not quite been born yet, so we skip along to February and my blogging debut!

February 2011 - Soundtrack of my life: Childhood and Teenaged Karen  This was my 2nd post, I started out a 3 part series, soundtrack of my life.  I still laugh when I read this post and remember these songs and the memories they bring back.

March 2011 - Stand By Me 25 years Later  Man, I wrote A LOT in March!  Ultimately, I chose this post because it meant a lot to me personally. 

April 2011 - Anybody Else Got A Beaver Problem?  I wrote even more in April!  GEEZ!  This was a cute one....with a little double-entendre for some of you with dirty minds. :)

May 2011 - A New Career?  This one cracks me up, and annoys me at the same time.  About strangers approaching me in stores CONSTANTLY to ask me questions - like I work there.  Can anyone say "Annoying!"

June 2011 - There is Always Time for Kindness  An unusually serious post, but a good one nonetheless.

July 2011 - War of the Squirrels  This month's pic was a no-brainer.  This is probably one of my favorites that I've ever done.

October 2011 - Happy Birthday Laura Jo  The story of the death of a classsmate from High School.   Lessons I learned, and how I grew up because of it.

November 2011 - Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop - My Seven Wonders  I had to pick this one, it was a goodie!

December 2011 - Let's just go with this one I'm writing now since I have no other posts in December, really.  Let's just hope my medical crap doesn't get in the way of a great 2012 here at Life is a Highway and there are Potholes!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bloggus Interruptus

Hi guys!  I hope you haven't given up on me and the little blog that could!  I've had a little drama in my life lately and have been unable to post for awhile.  Wanted to fill you in as much as I can, and hopefully I am back on track now and will be able to get some posts rolling again!

I started getting sick a couple of weeks ago, just not feeling well and had to be out of work for about a week.  I finally went to the doctor to get checked out, turns out I had an abcess that was extremely infected and painful.  The doctor's office immediately made arrangements to send me across the street to the hospital and there I stayed for almost a week.

I received IV antibiotics, and thought I was going to have to have surgery but we tried some other therapies that worked well and kept me out of surgery.  I was released on Saturday and have been recovering and trying to adjust to being back home ever since. 

I got sick before I could do any christmas decorating, or do the rest of my christmas shopping.  It really sucks to not have my house decorated, I don't feel like it's Christmas right now.  I'm going to have to trust my hubby (yikes!) with the rest of the shopping.  I suppose a detailed list will be in order for him. 

I've had to apply for my short term disability for work so I'll still get paid, I'll be out a couple more weeks yet so I'll be stuck in the house recovering during that time.  Ugh....can u say cabin fever???

Anyway, just wanted to fill u guys in on where I've been hiding, I'll have some new posts coming soon.  Looking forward to it, I've missed u!  Take care!