That it's not snowing anymore....and I should really do a new post. So, here I go...
It seems like I have had a lot going on the last few weeks. Last week, my brother, Rob, my sister-in-law, Kim and nephew, Carson came for a visit. They live in Bentonville, and I really don't get to see them near as often as I would like. I thought I had this great plan worked out to only work part of the week, spend some time with them and some time with Michael and have a really good "vacation" from work....well, seems like nothing ever goes as planned.
The week started off great. Sunday I took Carson to the park after lunch and then it was on to help Shelley with Easter sittings (Carson included). I took off work Monday to spend the day with Carson doing something fun, even though I had no idea what that was going to be....he had a little bit of a cough, but we all figured it was his allergies acting up and it would be no big deal after we gave him his Benadryl. We (Me, Mom and Kim) took him out to the UAM pond to let him look around...he loves it out there for some reason...and then it was off to eat at Ameca. After lunch, we thought it would be fun to take him bowling (he just turned 5 and this is only his second time to go). Long story short, he loved it, did great and kept coughing....
By Tuesday, I was back at work, and Carson was still sick. After no sleep at all for him Tuesday night due to his cough, which was also accompanied by a fever at this point, he was off to the doctor bright and early Wednesday morning...Have you guessed what was wrong with him yet??? It was the flu! He got some medicine and the doctor said he should be fine in a couple of days, so knowing that I had had my flu shot I wasn't worried. Kim needed to go run a few errands, Rob was out at the farm helping my dad and I took over the reigns of taking care of Carson for a little while since my mom can't be around people with the flu since she has no immune system due to her MS...By Thursday, Carson was feeling better, and Rob and Kim decided they would try to make the 5 hour trip back home while he was feeling up to riding, even though he still had a cough and a fever. I had taken off at noon to hang out with them some before they left and to spend some time with Michael, so after they left it was off to the house to spend some quality time with the hubby.
We spent Thursday afternoon fishing in our pond with Shane...Michael was catching fish right and left and me and poor Shane couldn't catch a break! We finally gave up at dark with me catching 0 fish, yes that's right, none...Shane catching about 5, and Michael catching about 30...how fair are those numbers??? LOL After not having any fishing luck, and Hannah getting off work it was off to the River to eat dinner.
Friday, Michael and I spent the day hanging out at the house. We did more fishing in the pond and lots of laying around doing nothing...lol
By Saturday, I wasn't feeling very good, but Michael and I wanted to do some fishing at the river and at the lake, so off we went. Another useless fishing trip not catching anything, but it was nice to get out of the house for a little bit. Sunday was Easter and Michael's mom wanted to take us to Pine Bluff or Little Rock to eat lunch and hang out for a while, so off to Chili's we went. By this time, I'm feeling really cruddy, but think it's my allergies acting up....and I really wanted to go and enjoy some different food than the same stuff we get in Monticello all the time. Lunch was great, we did a little shopping and headed home. Now, I officially feel like crap. My throat is sore, I can't stop coughing and I have a fever. Sunday night was horrible with no sleep and feeling awful.
Monday morning, I was off to the doctor after going in to work to do a few things since I had already missed Thursday afternoon and Friday...have you guessed what was wrong with me? Yep, you guessed it....the FLU! I got some medicine and went home....and woke up the next day. My cough medicine I got had codeine in it, and after one dose of it...I was out for the count!
I pretty much remained that way all day Tuesday and Tuesday night....Wednesday I rejoined the "Life of the Living" and actually felt well enough to hang out on the couch and watch T.V. I also stayed awake all day, which was something all new for me! LOL
Today, I'm back at work and gettting back in to my routine...I already can't wait for the weekend so that maybe I can actually get some things done! Sad, isn't it? LOL