Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Still alive...and well-ish

I have been lax about this blogging thing lately.  I'd like to chalk it up to being terribly busy trying new Pinterest things, busily crafting away, or being sooooo busy at work, but none of the above are true.

I have been sick, if that counts for anything.  I think it should.  I had my birthday on Friday, and it was a great day!  I, of course, am a huge fan of the Birthday Month.  It has been a good one!

At the beginning of the month, Mom and Dad got me my very first "i" product!  They got me an iPad!!  Love it!!!!  It was between that and a laptop, but I think the iPad is a much better fit for our family.  Then the Monday before my birthday, Fish and Husband were overly excited about me opening my birthday present. I told them I had to wait because it wasn't my birthday yet.  They begged me to open it I did.  It was nicely wrapped with camo paper...of course.  It was also wrapped like one of those Russian nesting dolls.  As I got to the smaller packages, I got a little more excited.  Nice things often come in small packages.  I didn't get too excited though until I saw the little white box.  Here's what was inside:

Instant love!!!  I jumped up and down in the kitchen for at least 17 minutes, hugging both of them an absurd number of times.  I had originally wanted the diamond band for our anniversary, but things just sort of got away from us in August, as they always seem to do.  I had put this on my wish list on and had completely forgotten about it.  Luckily, my little Fishie had not.  :)

So, then it was birthday dinner Wednesday night at Tokyo Steakhouse, which is my favorite teppan yaki restaurant.  Birthday month, shaping up nicely!  Friday was the actual day and I had to work.  The kids made my day pretty special with gifts and cards.  Kids just LOVE to make cards.  My staff party was that night, and we went to that.  It was a fun time and my friend arranged a Red Velvet cake for me.  How could my month get any better?  Well...

Saturday was supposed to be a day filled with the Jingle Bell 5K Run and another holiday party with friends. It didn't strat out so well.  I woke up Saturday morning feeling like I was 129 years old!  I had obviously pulled something in my back and was completely unable to get out of bed.  REALLY??????  What gives??  Husband and his little brother were out duck hunting, with little success.  I managed to crawl (literally) out of bed, take one of Husband's pain pills and sit quietly on the couch.  I let my friend know I wasn't going to be able to  When the hunters got home, I ate some food, took another pain pill, and took a nap.  After waking up a few hours later, my back pain was much better, but the stomach cramps were setting in.  WTH???!!!  After a few hours of those, Husband and brother-in-law left to go to the other party and I had a close relationship with the toilet.  It was back muscles hurting from who knows what and my stomach muscles hurting from all the throwing up.  Finally, I gave up on Saturday, and went to bed.  I slept what felt like a million hours and felt a little better Sunday.  In-laws wanted to take me out to breakfast, and I, being the fat kid that I am, said, sure, why not??!!  Breakfast went down nicely, stayed put, and the rest of the day was spent lounging and recuperating.

Determined to have a better day Monday, I went to bed early again, only to wake up early Monday morning with a sore throat!  Good grief Charlie Brown!!!!   Is this a test of some sort?  If so, not liking it at all.  Also, if this is getting old, I'm out!  This sucks!  Yesterday, I powered through the school day with sore throat, chills, fever, and congestion.  Husband and I went to the store last night to get dinner makings, and I purchased a bottle of that vile Nyquil cherry stuff.  I should write a strongly worded letter to that company regarding their interpretation of "cherry flavored".  Never in my life, have I encountered a cherry that tastes as nasty as that stuff.  However, taste buds aside, I consumed the recommended dose and slept like cray last night.  Woke up today feeling much better, with hopes that all the sickness will be leaving my body shortly.  After all, vacation starts at 4 pm-ish tomorrow!!  No time to be sick!  That being said, time to get to work at work and get things in order for the new year.  Don't want to come in Monday, January 7th, and wonder what the heck I'll be doing that week.  :)  

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