Monday, February 24, 2014

The weekend where I was sick

Highlights, things I did & thought of the weekend:

* I guess if you're gonna be sick, a weekend is a good time to do it.

* I picked up some Alka-Seltzer cold medicine.  Drank it Friday night... & BAM ... I was out like a light.  Only the next day did I notice that it wasn't the 'non-drowsy' formula.  Good to know I have this around if I ever need to go into an induced coma.
Pretty... fizzy... coma-inducing

* Ricky had to work on Saturday so I literally stayed in bed until he got home - about 1:00... I don't even remember the last time I did that.

* I spent a good part of the morning watching Netflix just like this with Harvey.  He is the snuggliest dog.

* Watched "The Price of Gold" about Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan.  It was very interesting, & kinda sad on many levels.  What a wasted talent Tonya Harding had.  But I will say, its not cool how she was treated only because she wasn't the 'Ice Princess' that ice skating wanted.  The videos of her as a 6 yr old skating was amazing.   She said as a young teen that her name would be known for ice skating... if she only knew.

* Also started watching "House of Cards"... all the talk will always force me to catch popular shows.

* It was perfection outside - 65 & sunny... & I needed to run 6 miles... but my butt never got out of the chair on the back porch.  I take that back, I did get up to get more Kleenex & Advil Cold & Sinus medicine.  I can't tell you how much that tore at me not to be able to take advantage of a gorgeous day.

* Got to make a knock in my book "Gone Girl" while sick... I actually needed some time to read. Haven't' done that in a while either.

* While sick, nothing else to do but work on more puzzles.  Jungle Book was the next one on the list....

* The little stories behind the Olympic athletes are always so good & one of the best parts of the Olympics to me.  I had no idea about the Russian Hockey team that all died in a plane crash. 

* On alert!! We thought Grand Baby #3 was going to come on Saturday... but nope, false alarm.  He's still going right along.  Julie is only about 3 weeks for her due date!  No one can believe she's made it this far this time around.  So exciting!!!

* Poor Sydney had a hard night Saturday... I hate this part of being a fur-mom.

* Didn't make it to big church because I still felt awful Sunday morning & it took me awhile to get going... I was so bummed too.  Our friend was preaching & I just keep hearing what a fantastic job he did... he always does.  Hate to miss out on great stuff like that.

* I did make it to youth - after all, that's where I get all my germs from - (fyi - I didn't have a fever. I would never get any of the kids sick.  I just felt stuffy.)  After that was over, I was done for the day... we were supposed to go to our own small group but I couldn't handle it.  What a wash out of a weekend.

* We did head down to the drug store to get me some things to do a nasal wash a friend recommended... & while I was out, I had to do a trip to Starbucks.  I considered it medicine.  The warmth felt fantastic on my throat & ears.

* Appreciated all the texts & messages checking on how I was feeling & all the well wishes...

* Came home & THIS happened.... yeah, the day after sunny & 65 degrees...

* Started on yet another puzzle.  This time around - Peter Pan.  I have turned into a puzzle-holic.

* Downton Abby finale.  I will say, I'm glad we made it through the year without any deaths.  & actually loved the finale.  A ball, the Prince of Wales, Mary protecting Mr. Bates... & come on. Ms. Hughes & Carson?  That just made me go "aaahhhh" at the end.  Now how long do we have to wait to the next season?

So here we go into another week.... I'm still fighting ear aches & some congestion, but hoping I'm on the back side.  I can't handle much more of this stuff....


  1. I missed that special last night. I thought it was going to be shown during the regular evening events. Didn't realize that it was separate and on earlier :( I will be watching the season finale of Downton today. Hope your feeling better and have a nice week.

  2. I didn't know that about the hockey team. How awful!!! I saw something about a young Russian girl who was born with out legs below her knees and was given up for adoption. She went back to Russia to meet the parents that gave her up for adoption. It was such a beautiful story. She wasn't upset at all. She knew they did what was best for her and appreciated it. She will be hosting the para-olympics in March. AMAZING!!!

    Just a little side note: anytime I hear anyone taking Alka-Seltzer I nearly break out in hives for them. Dak took it when he was twelve at his dads, and I got a call at 2:00 AM that they were rushing him to the hospital. He'd nearly passed out and his face and lips were swelling and he was out of it. I raced to the hospital and he'd had an anti-phlactic reaction to the Alka-Seltzer he'd taken 12 hours before. WHAT??!!! They said he could react up to 72 hours!!!!!!!!! It was the aspirin. He has an awful allergy to it. Alka-Seltzer FREAKS.ME.OUT.

    I am glad you are feeling better friend. Hang in there. SPRING IS COMING!!!! =)

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  4. Too bad your church doesn't livestream the message. Mine does and when I've been sick or home with the icestorm I've watched online.

  5. So sorry you were sick and feelling plain ol' yucky over the weekend...that's the pits! Hey, at least you got some puzzles done and some snuggle time with your dog! Can't beat that! I watched the special about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerigan last night. I feel like they both had a chip on their shoulder, so to speak, and maybe rightly so. It's just sad how it all turned out when both of them had such promise. Feel better, my friend! :)

  6. We got a little snow Sunday morning, but fortunately, nothing stuck. Sure has gotten cold though.

    Hope you're feeling better soon. We're about to get over it at our house. Just a few lingering symptoms.

    Take care.

  7. That Alka-Seltzer cold is our new go to for cold medicine. It totally does the trick for us! Just got done watching the DA season finale and I'm with you - I liked the last episode. It was exciting and satisfying. So fancy! Even Daisy finally got to wear a cute dress ;) I think we have to wait until January 2015 for the next season :( Hope you feel better soon!!

  8. I totally want to watch the Price of Gold not! Sounds so fascinating!


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