Monday, December 18, 2006

Weekend update

So, I am gone from the internet for two whole days, and return to find almost no one has updated. Oh, NaBloPoMo, where did you go? Seems everyone is too busy to tend their blogs.

We had some of our favorite people - David and Deedra - over this weekend, perhaps you remember them? As soon as they got married, Anna said, "Now, will they have a baby?" Luckily for her, they are, this spring! So we had lots to catch up on, then spent a wonderful adults-only dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

I woke up at 3 am with a killer headache - one so bad it made me throw up, twice. I finally fell back asleep but when I got up in the morning, it returned with a vengeance. I retreated under the covers and an eye mask. Our lovely friends offered to watch the kiddoes while Anthony took me to the urgent care center. "We're leaving," Anthony told Colin as we headed out the door. "They staying?" Colin asked, referring to David and Deedra. Yes, Anthony told him. "Good, I WUVE them! Bye!!"

I thought for sure I was suffering from a migraine, but the dr. thought it was just a sinus headache. Well, I have had a sore throat and post nasal drip off and on for over a month. Hmm, I guess so. Migraine wasn't completely out of the realm of possibility, but fortunately a subarachnoid hemorrhage seemed unlikely. Phew! So now I'm on a Z-pack and I took some vicodin. Today I'm feeling much better, haven't needed any pain meds and even went to the gym.

This morning the concrete guys came to start our patio. We are starting a huge new landscaping project, and our tiny patio is turning into a large, curvy, usable space. Francesca was very bothered by all the changes in her territory and watched closely out the back door all day.

Anna asked me why all the workers were boys. Good question. She said maybe it was because boys are stronger than girls. I said that was true in general, but the work these guys were doing a girl could do. She said she understood, that she had seen female policemen before. Still, she went out and played in the backyard, but Colin was the one who watched them closely, then filled up his little red wheelbarrow with sand and relocated it, just like they were doing.

We also made 2 more batches of Christmas cookies today. Because the ones at work are just sweet; these are good!


Emily said...

Gosh! Glad you're feeling better and that the kids were in good hands while you were getting help. Can't wait to see the new patio!

Leah said...

Keep us updated on the patio....How exciting. I am glad you are feeling better too.

EdamameMommy said...

That's funny, I was just wondering about your patio pouring this afternoon! Must have been telepathic.

So sorry to hear about the mess you've been experiencing healthwise. I empathize, really, you know I do. Know all-too-well the vomiting, emergency clinic, vicodin path. Ugh.

Wahoo, David will be a daddy. Great news. Hope I get to meet her someday too.

Awesome Mom said...

Those cookies look really good. I just happen to have the ginger and blueberries so I will have to make them as soon as I can get myself back into a baking mood.

Dad said...

So sorry to hear of your headache.........I'm not sure it wasn't migraine since you mentioned the eyeshade?

Your cookies look good; I am making pilettes manana to take to Houston for Christmas. I'll eat one for you, and one for Anth.

Hope you stay well .........

Lisa said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. That kind of pain really sucks.

How exciting, to see the changes in your landscape!

A.Norma said...

Here I am again telling folks what to do!! Jennifer, will you please take life at a more steady pace...those headaches are 'a pain' (up the bum as Paula would say).I hope you all have a lovely pain-free time at Christmas and

Joey said...

Sorry about that killer headache. I had one of those that came on pretty quickly towards the end of work one Friday. I went straight to the ER. After 3 hours, they put me on the same meds plus an awesome decongestant. Glad you're feeling better. Thanks for the link for the cookies. That's a great website.

Your porch looks awesome. I can't wait to see the finished product. Please take lots of pictures. I'm jealous!!