No blog yesterday as I was...oh how do they say it...praying to the porcelain goddess, talking to ralph on the big white phone, meeting up with my friends ralph and earl...or in other words...suffering from food poisoning! :( I had no idea that food poisoning can show up as late as 48 hours after eating something bad (for me it was about 12 hours). I always thought it happened pretty quickly - as in a few hours. I was wrong. Or at least google and Kaiser told me I was wrong. I had all the symptoms of food poisoning and am 95% better today (just really tired) so I am guessing that is what it was.
I was advised by Kaiser (for those who don't know what Kaiser is - it's my HMO) to come in for IV fluids and a shot to have me stop throwing up...and...er...stop having the big D since my fever was getting higher and higher from not being able to keep any type of fluids down. I told them I would but then decided to hydrate myself. Amazingly by that point (730pm) I was able to keep things down. I even kept down some pedialyte and toast and low and behold...the fever went away! :) I was SO THANKFUL for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law who came over after work to help with Emily. Poor little Emily didn't understand why her mommy was crying so much (I cry when I am super sick) and why I was always closing the door in the bathroom. Today I think she has forgiven me! :)
At any rate...I am off track. The reason for this blog is...expansion. Maybe I should call it procrastination since I am so great at that! Hmmm...at any rate...I read this on Darcie's blog and thought it was a great idea! :) I am going to expand my blog roll! I want to encourage all of you to do so too! :) After all, we can all use more distractions right?
Here's what you do: Go to four of your favorite blogs and pick a blog from their blog roll that you've never visited or commented on. You then add that blog to your blog roll or feed, read them for at least a month (by which time there should be no turning back!) and give them a chance to invade your life.
Then duplicate the main part of this post with a note on whose blog you got it from. Name the four new blogs you are going to read, tell briefly why you chose them and whose blog roll they came from. And if you want, coerce others mercilessly into joining in!
So here goes...
The first blogger I chose from is Wendy. I went to her page and found a blog entitled Handle Life With Care and I just couldn't pass it up. The name of the blog just stuck out and therefore it's now on the blogroll! :)
I then travelled over to Kat's page and picked the blog entitled I Need A Martini...Now. How could I pass up a blog with that title??? I think I have said that more than once in my life time! :)
From there I went back to Darcie's page and couldn't pass up the blog entitled Sex Diaries of a Mom. I mean come on...could you pass that up?
And lastly...I went on over to Val's blog and picked out The Brilinski Family . I picked this one because the first post I read was so sweet and I LOVE reading birth stories. I couldn't pass it up! :)
Now it's time for all my fellow bloggers to join in the fun! :)
Sweet little Emily is off in sleep-land right now and I think momma is heading there too! :)
...'til next time! :)